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  • 1. 2015 a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University !"#$%&'(%)*(+!,"(
  • 2. VirginiaCommonwealthUniversitySchooloftheArtsandtheAllianceforthe ArtsinResearchUniversities(a2ru)arepleasedtowelcomeyoutothesecond annuala2ruEmergingCreativesStudentSummit! PULSE:CreativeCollaborationsforCitiesinFluxbringstogetherover 100studentsfromacrossthecountrywhowanttoexplorecreative transdisciplinarycollaborationasameanstohelpcreatethecityofthefuture. Bysomeestimates,in2030,81%oftheworldpopulationwillliveincities. Thisfutureoutlookbegsaseriesofquestionsthatareofparamountinterest toawiderangeofmoderndaythinkersasitwillimpactfuturegenerations. Thissummitissomuchmorethanatypicalconference.Alongwithhearing fromarangeofexperts,scholarsandmakers,studentswilljointeamsto developinnovativeprojectideasthathavethepotentialtoalterurbanlifein thecomingdecades.Teamsmaychoosetoaddresshousing,infrastructure, sustainability,socialissues,economies,politics,energy,accessibility, security,design,healthcare,education,culture,andotherurbanissuesin localorglobalcontexts.Studentswillalsolearnbestpracticeswhenitcomes toworkingwithmunicipalleaderstoactualizeideas,projects,andprograms, andwillbuildanetworkofcross-countrycollaborators.Wehopeeveryonecan returntotheirhomecampuseswithasenseofmomentumandthetoolsto sustainandexpandtheideasandprojectsbegunhere. We’dliketothankourmanyVCUanda2rucolleaguesandstaffmemberswho haveworkedsohardtomakethissummitpossible.Wehopethenextfewdays arefilledwithdialogue,ideas,andenthusiasmforthecityoftomorrow. Sincerely, Dr.LaurieBaefskyJosephSeipelDr.SarahB.Cunningham EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR,DEAN,EXECUTIVEDIRECTOROFRESEARCH, a2ruVCUSCHOOLOFTHEARTSVCUSCHOOLOFTHEARTS !"#$%&" WEDNESDAY,JANUARY28,2015 '("&")*+,-./01,2"*'(,34,35 2:00–4:30PMRegistration *+%/6#"'.""*7%1"#** 5:45PMDepartDoubleTree,walktoVCUSchoolofBusiness 6:00–6:30PMWelcomingremarks *8$(%%#*%9*:/-,3"--*;/<,1%.,/& EdGrier,Dean,VCUSchoolofBusiness Dr.MichaelRao,President,VCU JoeSeipel,Dean,VCUSchooloftheArts Dr.LaurieBaefsky,ExecutiveDirector,a2ru 6:30–8:00PMDinner *8$(%%#*%9*:/-,3"--*;1.,/& 8:00PMDepartSchoolofBusiness,walktoVCUBrandcenter 8:00PMMixandmingleininterdisciplinarygroups *6.=3<$"31". 8:00PMMixandmingle[Administrators] *+%/6#"'.""*7%1"#*>%/35"* ?%39"."3$" 8$("</#"
  • 3. THURSDAY,JANUARY29,2015 !"#$#%&'()#*+,-.'*.)'+"#'/,+0 8:00AMBreakfast '1-234#!5##'6-+#4 9:00AMDepartDoubleTreeHotelbybusforTheDepot 9:30AMWelcome,warm-up,andorientation JoeSeipel,Dean,VCUSchooloftheArts AndreaAlvarez,VCUSchooloftheArts LaurenFretzThompson,a2ru SusanMSchuld,VCUTheatre '!"#'1#7-+'' 10:00AMPanel:FutureCity •Introduction:SarahCunningham,VCUSchooloftheArts •JamieBennett,ArtplaceAmerica •DavidEvanHarris,InstitutefortheFuture •PashonMurray,DetroitDirt •RalphRemington,Director/Playwright •MariaRosarioJackson,UCLA '!"#'1#7-+ 11:30AMLunch '!"#'1#7-+ 12:00PMTummlBootcamp&IdeaStorm '!"#'1#7-+ 2:00–3:30PMPanel:CitiesandUniversities[Administrators] •JamieBennett,ArtplaceAmerica •RussellWillisTaylor •MariaRosarioJackson,UCLA •Dr.RobertPalazzo,UniversityofAlabamaatBirmingham '1#7-+'8*44#50'9*:';7*<# 2:00–3:30PMStudentprojectdevelopmenttime '!"#'1#7-+ 3:45PMBusesbegindepartingTheDepotforVMFA 4:00PMArriveatVMFA 4:00–5:00PMMellonResearchProjectupdate[Administrators] '=>?@ 4:00–5:00PMStudentsvisitthemuseumonyourown 5:00–7:00PMVMFAWelcome JemCohen:SensingtheCitythroughFilm ScreeningandConversationwithStephenVitiello '=>?@'!"#*+5# 7:15PMStudentsdepartVMFAforDoubleTreeHotel AdministratorsdepartforTheDepot 7:30PMStudentpizzadinner '1-234#!5##'6-+#4 a2ruDinner[Administrators] '!"#'1#7-+ 9:30PMAdministratorsdepartTheDepotforDoubleTreeHotel FRIDAY,JANUARY30,2015 '!"#$#&'()#*%',.+-'@<+,-. 8:00AMBreakfast '1-234#!5##'6-+#4 8:30AMCreativeCollaborationsCampusTour [OptionalTourforAdministrators] '>,))4#'-A'B5-*)';+2),-'C';,$24*+,-.'/#.+#5 9:00AMDepartforTheDepot [Forstudentsandadministratorsnotoncampustour] 9:30AMWelcome,warm-up,andorientation •LaurenFretzThompson,a2ru •SusanM.Schuld,VCUTheatre '!"#'1#7-+' 9:45AMStudentprojectdevelopment 10:30AMRichmondCityLeadersPanel '!"#'1#7-+ 12:00PMLunch THURSDAYCONT.
  • 4. 12:30–3:30PMPresentationfinalization Visualssubmittedby2:00PM !"#$!%$&'( 1:30–3:30PMStudentInitiatives:FromYourPointofView [Administrators] !%$&'(!)*++$,-!.*/!0&*1$ 3:45PMDepartforGraceStreetTheater 4:00PMGroup !),*1$!0(,$$(!"#$*($, 7:15PMDepartGraceStreetforclosingdinner 7:30PMClosingdinnerreception !"#$!'+2!13(-!4*, 9:30PMBusdepartsforTheDoubleTreeHotel SATURDAY,JANUARY31,2015 !"#$5$6!)'7!%'!8(7 8:00AMBreakfast !%'94+$",$$!:'($+!! 9:15AMTheNextLeap:SupportingGreatIdeas •SarahCunningham,VCUSchooloftheArts •DavidHolland,VCUSchooloftheArts !%'94+$",$$!:'($+ 10:30AMClosingremarks •LaurieBaefsky,a2ru •SarahCunningham,VCUSchooloftheArts !%'94+$",$$!:'($+ 11:00AMConferenceends JAMIEBENNETT ;<$19(3=$!%3,$1(',>!?,(@+*1$!?5$,31* BennettistheExecutiveDirectorofArtPlaceAmerica.Previously,he servedasChiefofStaffattheNationalEndowmentfortheArtsand ChiefofStaffattheNewYorkCityDepartmentofCulturalAffairs.He hasalsoprovidedstrategiccounselattheAgnesGundFoundation;servedasChiefofStaff tothePresidentofColumbiaUniversity;andworkedinfundraisingatartsandeducational institutions.HispastnonprofitaffiliationshaveincludedtheBoardofDirectorsofArt21and theHEREArtsCenter.BennettreceivedhisBAfromColumbiaCollege,NY. JEMCOHEN ?,(3A(!*B2!C3+55*D$, CohenisaNewYorkCity-basedAmericanfilmmaker,especiallyknown forhisobservationalportraitsofurbanlandscapes,blendingofmedia formats(16mm,Super8,video)andcollaborationswithmusicartists. Healsomakesmulti-channelinstallationsandstillphotographs.Heistherecipientof theIndependentSpiritAwardforfeaturefilmmakingandhasreceivedgrantsfromthe Guggenheim,CreativeCapital,Rockefellerandotherorganizations.Cohengraduatedfrom WesleyanUniversityin1984,withaconcentrationinfilmandphotography. DR.SARAHCUNNINGHAM ;<$19(3=$!%3,$1(',!'E!.$A$*,1#>! FGH!01#''+!'E!(#$!?,(A Dr.CunninghamcurrentlyservesasExecutiveDirectorofResearch atVirginiaCommonwealthUniversitySchooloftheArts.Cunningham formerlyheldthepostofDirectorofArtsEducationfortheNationalEndowmentforthe Arts,foundingtheNEAEducationLeadersInstitutetodevelopartseducationpolicyand strategyin29states.CunninghamservesasaU.S.representativetotheCouncilofEurope's CompendiumofCulturalPoliciesandTrendsinEuropeandontheboardsoftheNational GuildforCommunityArtsEducation,theStrategicNationalArtsAlumniSurvey(SNAAP),and theAllianceforArtsinResearchUniversities(a2ru).CunninghamreceivedherPhDandMAin philosophyfromVanderbiltUniversity. 0@;?I;.0
  • 5. DAVIDEVANHARRIS !"#$%&'()%*+,'-+,*./' 0*1.$.2.,'3"4'.),'52.24, HarrisservesasIFTF’ssocialchangeagentandmemberoftheTen-Year ForecastandGovernanceFuturesLabcoreteams.Heworkstobringa criticalsocialactivistperspectivetoIFTF’swork.Hisresearchacrossprogramsfocuseson povertyandinequality,development,geopolitics,politicaleconomy,socialmovements,and newmediatechnology.Across-disciplinarymediamaker,DavidfoundedtheGlobalLives Project,agrowingvideolibraryoflifeexperience.HarrisholdsaBAinthepoliticaleconomyof developmentandenvironment,withaminorinforestscience,fromUCBerkeleyandanMSin sociologyfromtheUniversityofSãoPaulo. DAVIDHOLLAND 6$4,#."4'"3'74%*.'(""48$*%.$"*'%*8' 9*.4,:4,*,241)$:/';(<'!#)""&'"3'.),'-4.1 HollandservesasDirectorofGrantCoordinationandEntrepreneurship atVCUSchooloftheArts,wherehemanagesresearchdevelopment activitiesandcollaborateswithadministratorsonthedevelopmentofanewcurriculumin creativeentrepreneurship.Formerly,hiscareerspannedglobalstrategyconsulting,foundation management,andfunddevelopment,withafocusonartsandculture,creativeindustries,and innovation.HollandisaSalzburgGlobalFellowandaFellowoftheRoyalSocietyofArts.He holdsaBAfromAmherstCollege,andMAdegreesfromtheUniversityofLondon,SOAS. DR.MARIAROSARIOJACKSON <4=%*'>&%**$*+'%*8'>"&$#?'!:,#$%&$1. Dr.Jacksonisanexpertinthefieldsofurbanplanning,comprehensive communityrevitalizationandartsandculture.Sheissenioradvisorto theKresgeFoundation’sartsandcultureprogram,andteachesinthe artsmanagementprogramatClaremontGraduateUniversity.Jacksonwasdirectorofthe Culture,CreativityandCommunitiesProgramattheUrbanInstitutefor18years.There,she ledresearchonmeasuringculturalvitalityandtheroleofartsandcultureincommunity revitalization.JacksonearnedaPhDinurbanplanningfromUCLAandanMPAfromthe UniversityofSouthernCalifornia. JULIELEIN ("@5"2*8,4'%*8'>4,1$8,*./'A2BB& Leinistheco-founderandPresidentofTumml,anon-profiturban venturesacceleratorwhosemissionistoempowerentrepreneurstosolve urbanproblems.Tummlwasnamed“TheNextUrbanInnovation”byDr. MichaelPorter’sInitiativeforaCompetitiveInnerCity,andLeinhasspokenaboutherworkat conferencesaroundthecountry.LeinandtheTummlcohortcompanieshavebeenfeaturedin severalpublications,includingForbes,CSpan,VentureBeat,Entrepreneurmagazine,andSilicon ValleyBusinessJournal.ShehasanMBAfromMITSloanandaBAfromStanford. PASHONMURRAY 5"2*8,4/'6,.4"$.'6$4.'C'' D0A'D,8$%'E%='5,&&"F Murrayco-foundedDetroitDirt,alocalcompostingandbiomasscollection companythatspecializesinprovidingcompostandbiomasssolutionsto helprevitalizeDetroit.In2012,shelaunchedSustainableIntegrations(SI),anon-profitthat combatsenvironmentaldeteriorationthroughlearning,educating,leading,andservingthe publicwithprogramsandservicesonsustainablelandutilization,ecosystemremediation, renewableenergypractices,andimprovedwastemanagement.In2014,Newsweeknamed Murrayasoneof13DisruptiveWomen,andshewasnamedasaDirector’sFellowoftheMIT MediaLab. DR.ROBERTE.PALAZZO 6,%*/'("&&,+,'"3'-4.1'%*8'!#$,*#,1/' <*$G,41$.?'"3'-&%=%B%'%.'H$4B$*+)%B Dr.Palazzoisanaccomplishedscholarandacademicleader.Hereceived hisBSandPhDdegreesfromWayneStateUniversityinDetroit,Michigan. Hehasheldresearch,academic,andadministrativeappointmentsatUniversityofVirginia, UniversityofKansas,RensselaerPolytechnicInstitute,andtheNewYorkStateDepartmentof Health.Anactivecontributortohisfield,PalazzoisamemberoftheScientificAdvisoryBoard forScientificAmericanmagazineandisamemberoftheBoardofDirectorsforTheAlliancefor ScienceandTechnologyResearchinAmerica(ASTRA).
  • 6. THANKYOUTOOURSPONSORS: AlliancefortheArtsinResearchUniversities VCUSchooloftheArts VCUOfficeoftheProvost VCUOfficeofResearchandInnovation VCUSchoolofEngineering VCUL.DouglasWilderSchoolofGovernmentandPublicAffairs VCUSchoolofBusiness VCUSchoolofMedicine VCUQatar VCUdaVinciCenter VCUCollegeofHumanitiesandSciences VCULifeSciences SpecialthankstothePulseConferenceOrganizingCommittee,Dr. SarahCunningham,Dr.LaurieBaefsky,JodySymula,DavidHolland, KellyKerrandLaurenFretzThompsonand VCUSchooloftheArtsCommunicationsOffice. !"#$%&'() RALPHREMINGTON *+,-./(,0&123456789! Remingtonisatheaterproducer,theaterdirector,actor,writer,former funder,andformerpolitician.RemingtonistheformerWesternRegional Director/AssistantExecutiveDirectorofActors'EquityAssociation.He alsoservedastheDirectorofTheaterandMusicalTheaterfortheNationalEndowment fortheArts.RemingtonisfoundingproducingartisticdirectorofPillsburyHouseTheatre inMinneapoliswherehewasalsoanelectedmemberoftheMinneapolisCityCouncil. RemingtonisaUSArmyVeteran,certifiedAIDS/HIVeducator,unionmemberandformer InternationalBrotherhoodofTeamstersorganizer. RUSSELLWILLISTAYLOR TaylorwasPresidentandCEOofNationalArtsStrategiesfrom2001 through2014.Inadditionshehasheldawiderangeofmanagerial andBoardpostsinthecommercialandnonprofitsectorsincluding theadvertisingagencyDMBB,StollMoss,TheArtsFoundation,and CreativeBritons.ShereceivedtheGarrettAwardandanInternationalCitationofMeritbythe InternationalSocietyforthePerformingArts.Shecurrentlyservesontheadvisoryboardsof SalzburgGlobalSeminarandtheBritishCouncil'sArts&CreativeEconomyprogram,andis aFellowoftheRoyalSocietyofArts. STEPHENVITIELLO 1,(:-;;(,0&<+$-/+.&7=#>+$>0&& ?@A&B."((C&(:&/"-&3,/; Vitielloisanelectronicmusicianandmediaartistwhoseworkshave beenpresentedintheformsofsoundinstallations,performances, photographsandCDs.HissoundinstallationsareinthecollectionsoftheMuseumof ModernArtandtheWhitneyMuseumofAmericanArt.Vitiellohascollaboratedwithsuch artistsasNamJunePaik,PaulineOliveros,JemCohem,JoanJonas,JulieMehretu,Taylor DeupreeandRyuichiSakamoto.HehasbeenawardedaGuggenheimFellowship,aCreative Capitalgrant,andanAlpert/UcrossAwardforMusic.
  • 7. BRO A D STREET G RACE STREET FRA N KLIN STREET M A IN STREET CA RY STREET BELVIDERESTREET LAUREL JEFFERSO N M A D ISO N M O N RO E SHA FER !"#$"%&'($) 1 2 3 4 5 !"#$%&'()*+))#,%-)( 301 W. Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220 ."#/01#234%%(#%5#6&789)77 301 West Main Street Richmond, VA 23284 :"#/01#6+;9<0)9-)+ 103 S. Jefferson St Richmond, VA 23284 ="#*4)#$)>%- 814 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23284 ?"#@+;3)#2-+))-#*4);-)+ 934 W. Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220 /ABC Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220 DE0C*FEG2

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