Media Department: Stephanie Kloss
Phone: (802) 578-5413
Thought leaders from the fields of art, music, innovation and business will take up issues affecting creative professionals in a panel discussion titled "Future of the Creative Industries" to be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Champlain College's Alumni Auditorium at 375 Maple St. Admission is free and open to the public.
Panelists will include Kevin Erickson of Washington, DC-based advocacy group Future of Music Coalition, Anni Mackay, founder and director of BigTown Gallery and BigTown Projects in Rochester, Vt., and Dr. Jennifer Vincent, Associate Professor in Champlain's Stiller School of Business. Lars Hasselblad Torres, executive director of Generator Makerspace will moderate the discussion.
The evening aims for inquiry into the creative industries along several lines, including the forces driving compensation, professional stability, audience-building, innovation and expression; the near-future in terms of business models, infrastructure, policy and best practices; and how creative workers can advocate for a vibrant creative economy in Vermont.
The event is sponsored by Champlain College, Division of Communication and Creative Media and the Creative Media BFA program.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.