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Friday, June 7, 2024

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration, Breakfast, &  Networking

Kickstart your day with an energizing breakfast and a vibrant networking session! As you register, mingle with fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and build connections. 

Location: Powerhouse

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Address

Buffalo's Poet Laureate, Aitina Fareed-Cooke is an inspiration and a testament to the transformative power of community support. Her work spans across various creative domains, including music, photography, videography, and poetry. Alongside, this dynamic creator, explore avenue for curating meaningful experiences that resonate with diverse audiences.

Location: Powerhouse

10:30 am - 10:45 am


Take a breather and recharge during our mid-morning break! 

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch & Print Making Workshop with Roycroft

Refuel and reconnect during our lunch break. Lunch will be provided - dietary preferences and restrictions, will be taken into account. 

During lunch, we invite rotating small groups of attendees to join the Roycroft Campus staff in a hands-on printing press workshop.

Location: Castiglia Arts Center

1:15 pm - 2:15

Panel Discussion

Advocating Through the Arts with Chantal Calato, Nicole Chochrek, and Kyla Kegler.

Location: Powerhouse

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm


Gather your energy before the upcoming session.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Select from: Ujima in Action & Improv for Brainstorming

Location: See chosen event

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm


Take a brief pause as you approach the final session.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Collective Workshop Session

Unlocking Your Creativity with Brandon Williamson.

Location: Castiglia Arts Center

5:00 pm 

Closing & Happy Hour

Unwind, raise your glass, and toast to a successful conference. Whether you prefer a mocktail or a classic cocktail, this one is one us!

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