Creative Convergence

Creative Convergence 2015

In late ConvergenceLogoNewwinter The Arts Alliance hosted Creative Convergence 2015 (CC15), a hot topics conference intersecting Michigan’s creative, economic development, education, environment, health, government, philanthropic, placemaking and tourism sectors. The purpose of CC15 was to educate and revitalize those in the arts and cultural sector and to influence and inform those in other sectors about the value and importance of arts, culture and creativity. CC15 included plenary sessions featuring national, thought-leading, trendsetting and best practice experts. Speakers included:

Alice Carle,  Kresge Foundation

Sarah Triplett, Creative Many Michigan

Mayor Nathan Triplett, East Lansing, Michigan

Sharalyn Walkons Davis and retired Staff Sargent Scott McKee, Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Michael Finney, Economic Growth at the State of Michigan

Ben Forta, Education Initiatives at Adobe Systems

Saki Mafundikwa, Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts

Chris and Mike Farah, Funny or Die

Lisa Hasenbalg, San Francisco Travel Association


Creative Convergence partners included Eastern Michigan University’s School of Arts and Sciences, Culture Source, Creative Many Michigan, the University of Michigan Penny Stamps Lecture Series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Washtenaw County, Masco Foundation, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Absopure, Merrill Guerra Real Estate One and Ann Arbor SPARK.