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2016 Cultural Congress (TBD)

We're making plans for the 2016 Cultural Congress.

The Cultural Congressis typically held in late April and in recent years has been in Seattle, Washington. The statewide arts conference offers opportunities to gain relevant training and resources, share ideas and challenges with a diverse group of statewide cultural peers, and explore the impact and trends of our social and political landscape as it relates to the field.

Additional details available shortly, but we always offer a number of great speakers and panels addressing the needs of arts and cultural organizations.

A highligt of speakers and presentations from our 2015 Cultural Congress:

Raymond Yan, senior executive of DigiPen Institute of Technology, will be speaking about DigiPen’s education programs, the intersection of art and technology, and the impact DigiPen has had on students ranging from kindergarten to post-secondary school. He will also discuss DigiPen’s research and development work with other organizations, problems the industry may face in the future and how students have had an effect on the growth of the gaming industry in the greater-Seattle area.

Deeper Impact through Technology: A presentation for organizations that already have great programs and outcomes, Zithri Saleem works with them to discover creative ways to deepen their impact through effectively leveraging data, research, strategic partnerships, narratives, and digital media.

Engaging Youth through Technology Panel: A facilitator moderates three panelists from organizations with expertise and/or experience with youth & technology.

A Pecha Kucha on Culture & Technology. (a PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show a brief presenatation (usually 20 images), each for a brief period of time (usually 20 seconds).

Additional speakers and workshops touched on issues addressing: community relationships; arts & technology, municipal broadband, critical thinking; nonprofit management; and current cultural policy issues that impact all of us.

Here are a few of the positives comments from past participants about their experiences:

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Support for the 2014 Cultural Congress comes from:

Our members
The Boeing Company
The Washington State Arts Commission
The 4Culture
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs