Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary
Waves of Disruption

Friday, October 13 | 9:00-10:00
How the culture of place and people coming to it has disrupted the status quo, brought new ideas, and unleashed creativity.

Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, American Swedish Institute
Mohamed Samatar, Artist/Activist
Mona Smith, Dakota Artist
Steve Thao, Center for Hmong Arts & Talent

Moderator: Tia-Simone Gardner, Juxtaposition Arts

Lunch Plenary
Shifting Role of the Arts: Artist Perspective

Saturday, October 14 | 12:15-1:15

Crystal Brinkman, Kulture Klub
Dr. Eve Ewing
Guante, Spoken Word Artist
Meena Natarajan, Pangea World Theater

Moderator: Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts