Vermont Creative Network Summit -- Vermont's Identity: Creativity is Key, Nov 8 & 9

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What: The Vermont Creative Network Summit is a two-day conference that offers members of the creative sector an opportunity to learn about successful models for collective impact, what state government is doing to strengthen Vermont’s identity, and how the creative sector can have an impact on policy development at the state and local level.

Of particular note is a presentation entitled “Vermont’s Identity: Creativity is Key.”

The panel discussion includes:

Ted Brady, deputy secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Paul Costello, executive director, Vermont Council on Rural Development (moderator)

Wendy Knight, commissioner, Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing

Abbey Willard, local food administrator, Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets

When: “Vermont Identity: Creativity is Key” will be presented Thursday, November 9, 9:15 a.m.

The Creative Network Summit takes place:

Wednesday, November 8, 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A full schedule is available here:

Where: Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier

Additional Information:  The Vermont Creative Network is a broad collective of organizations, businesses, and individuals — all sharing a goal to advance Vermont’s creative sector. The Network, established by the Vermont Legislature in May 2016, is an initiative of the Vermont Arts Council and is moving forward with these partners:

Common Good Vermont

Downtown Program / Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Emergent Media Center, Champlain College

Regional Development Corporations / Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Vermont Department of Libraries

The Network’s guiding statement: Vermont’s creative sector advances positive quality of life and economic outcomes.

The Vermont Arts Council envisions a state where everyone has access to the arts and creativity in their life, education, and community. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to maximize opportunities for everyone to experience the arts. Since 1965, the Council has been the state's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:00am