New Leaders Lean Forward:
Building the Region’s Creative Class for a
Can South Florida Ignite a Creative Economy?
- What does South Florida need to foster creative entrepreneurship?
- What will make South Florida an attractive and effective place to support the creativity?
- What types of collaborative resources are needed?
At this event, come hear fresh thinking from new leaders in the fields of art, design, music and technology as they answer the questions above.
Seven50- A blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity & the best-possible quality of life for Southeast Florida- will present:
- Where are we today?
- What is the impact of current trends if continued?
- What are those things that Seven50 can do to help?
Enjoy a networking session prior to the discussion, as well as a Q&A roundtable session in which you can contribute your own thoughts and ideas.
Southeast Florida prides itself in self-expression, forward fashions and diverse cultures. However, the region’s music, art, fashion and culture have yet to create a world-class, creative class.
Recently, we have seen resurgence in arts and culture and innovation and technology. There is a growing spirit and community of artists, musicians, tech startups and an increasing number of resources to support them, including art fairs, music festivals, academics, accelerators and financing sources.
But, is this enough? The creative community in Southeast Florida is still emerging relative to other centers. Cities such as Austin, Pittsburgh and Washington DC/Northern Virginia are making the transition from an “old” economy to an innovation economy.
Norberto “Tito” Gil, CEO and Co-Founder, Map Your Startup
Lauren Reskin, Owner, Sweat Records
Marta Viciedo, Founding Partner at Urban Impact Lab, Chair of
TrAc (Transit Action Committee)
Estrellita Sibila, Land Development Attorney, Estrellita Sibila, PA
Leah Weston, Law Student and Organizer, Emerge Miami
October 29, 2013
Networking and Reception
The Lab Miami
400 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127