Countdown to Summit
May 4, 2017 05:00

The annual Summit is the premier annual convening for Colorado Creatives to connect, learn and get inspired.

The Creative Industries Summit convenes Colorado’s creative community leaders, artists and organizations in a celebration of cultural assets. The two-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. It's also a whole lot of fun!  For 2017, we return to Breckenridge, a community renowned for its rich history, culture and environment. 

Location: Riverwalk Center + Arts District Campus 

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Special accommodations: Attendees needing accommodations including wheelchair access, hearing and visual aids, dietary needs, etc. should contact us directly at We ask that you make us aware of your needs as early as possible.

Discounted lodging blocks are available through April 12. Click here for details. 

Keynote Speakers


Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts

Jane Chu is the eleventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Chairman Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician. She leads a dedicated and passionate group of people to support and fund the arts and creative activities in communities across the nation.

Daniel Windham and Bob Harlow, Wallace Foundation

Daniel Windham, the Director of Arts at Wallace, will discuss Wallace’s work and findings along with market research expert Bob Harlow, the author of numerous studies of organizations that undertook audience-building projects as part of The Wallace Foundation’s Wallace Excellence Award initiative. Bob will present examples of these studies and draw from his book, The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences, which identifies and examines nine practices that these organizations implemented to successfully expand their audiences.

Vince Kadlubek, Meow Wolf 

Vince Kadlubek is the Co-founder and CEO of Meow Wolf, the arts collective behind the award-winning art experience “House of Eternal Return” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Backed by “Game of

Thrones” creator, George R.R. Martin, this immersive art experience has generated a remarkable positive economic impact while supporting local growth and emerging talent. Kadlubek is the chairman of the City’s Planning Commission and redefining the role of the artist in the community.