CCX event activities will take place in various venues of downtown Montpelier like the City Hall Auditorium/Lost Nation Theater, the VT History Museum, the Unitarian Church and Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Capitol Plaza is “CCX Central.”

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Wednesday June 5, 2019

5:00-9:00 PM | Pre-party: Creativity Thrives Downtown Reception, organized by Montpelier Alive and the VT Downtown Preservation Conference. Sponsored by National Life.

Thursday June 6, 2019

9:00 AM | Registration Check In and Breakfast at Capitol Plaza Ethan Allen Room

9:30 AM | Opening Session at Capitol Plaza Ballroom 
Inclusive Creative Communities Part I - Stretching Ourselves: CCX as a creative community lab where we welcome each other and explore our values and questions

11:00 AM | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

12:00 Noon | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

1:00 PM | Lunch with Topic Discussions for all participants at Capitol Plaza Ballroom

2:30 PM | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

3:30 PM | Special Session at Capitol Plaza Ballroom
Inclusive Creative Communities Part II - Complex Collaborations: It’s not always easy, and it’s worth it! Kim Szeto of NEFA, Luis Cotto of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and artist dey hernandez share examples, work through differences, and inspire you to take risks.

4:45 PM | Break

5:00 PM | Cocktail reception to celebrate the fifth anniversary of CreativeGround and plans for its sustainable growth.

This reception, for all participants, will take place at the VT College of Fine Art Alumni Hall. There will be a shuttle available from Capitol Plaza. Remember to bring your name badge.

6:30 PM | Optional evening activities. See for specific times and locations.

Friday June 7, 2019

8:30 AM | Breakfast and Networking Activities at Capitol Plaza Ballroom

9:30 AM | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

10:30 AM | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

11:30 AM | Concurrent Workshop Sessions

12:30 PM | Lunch at Capitol Hill Plaza Ballroom

1:00 PM | Creative Economy Awards

2:00-3:00 PM  | Special Session at Capitol Hill Plaza Ballroom
Inclusive Creative Communities Part III - Re-imagining Resources: Harnessing the power of the New England Creative Economy Network and national partners like National Arts Strategies, Artplace, and PolicyLink.


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