Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) announces speakers for annual summit May 1-2 in Salida
This year’s presenters include renowned singer, songwriter, cellist and pianist Ian Cooke, producer Ian O’Dougherty, animator Adam Singer and a panel of Colorado Artplace America grantees. Consultants from the Colorado Small Business Development Center will be onsite to provide individualized counseling to creative entrepreneurs. Summit attendees include artist-entrepreneurs, owners of creative sector businesses, nonprofit cultural workers and emerging creatives.
Colorado Poetry Out Loud state champion, Alice Kilduff, will perform a poetry recitation and the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards will be announced. Networking activities include a reception hosted by the City of Salida featuring local Jazz Quartet, Equinox and an open house in the Colorado certified Salida Creative District.
Registration for the Summit is $135 through March 28, and then will be $150. Students with ID are $125. The cost includes one breakfast, two lunches, the Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards ceremony and all sessions and workshops. Attendees may also choose to attend the Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards Luncheon only for $40. Visit www.coloradocreativeindustries
Sponsors for the Summit include: Platinum Sponsor: Colorado Tourism Office; Gold Sponsor: Colorado Small Business Development Center; Silver Sponsors: KRFC 88.9, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media and the City of Salida; and the Bronze Sponsors: Create MSU Denver and Pinto Barn.
About Colorado Creative Industries
Colorado Creative Industries is Colorado’s state arts agency, and is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life