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CREATE Summit: August 25-26

*Registration is required for each meal or all-day attendance for each day.

Friday, August 25

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

 

7:30 AM        BREAKFAST & Networking

 

8:15 AM        Welcome with Mayor-President Joel Robideaux

 

8:30 AM        What is CREATE?

Ben Berthelot, Director, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Greg Gautreaux, Manager, Parks & Recreation

Gregg Gothreaux, President & CEO, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Dr. Shanea Nelson, Director, Community Development, LCG

Cathi Pavy, ABC Art Fund

Gerd Wuestemann, Executive Director, Acadiana Center for the Arts

Q & A moderated by Carlee Alm-Labar, Director, Development and Planning, LCG

 

9:15 AM        Why CREATE is Focused on a Livable Community vs. Tourism Destination

Ben Berthelot, Director, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Gregg Gothreaux, President & CEO, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Q & A moderated by Councilman Pat Lewis, District 3

 

10:00 AM      BREAK

 

10:15 AM      Louisiana’s Cultural Wealth & Tools to Compete

Cheryl Castille, State Art Director, Lt. Governor’s Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

Gaye Hamilton, Cultural Economy Initiative Program Manager, Lt. Governor's Office of Cultural Development

Aimee Smallwood, CEO, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation

Q & A moderated by Cheryl Castille, State Art Director, Lt. Governor’s Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

 

11:30 AM      LUNCH

Raised on Rice and Gravy Film Screening & Presentation

Conni Castille, Filmmaker

Merline Herbert, Creole Lunch House

Culinary Entrepreneurship, the Story of Cellar Salt Co.

Jeremy Conner, Chef and Owner, Cellar Salt Co.

 

1:00 PM         Trademark, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

Bradley Black, Attorney

 

1:30 PM         BREAK

 

1:45 PM         Francoresponsable for Business and Culture

Charles Larroque, Executive Director, Council for the Development of French in Louisiana

 

2:30 PM       Public Places, Parks and Assets

Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, District 4

David Cheramie, CEO, Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville

Teresa Elberson, Director, Lafayette Public Library

Q & A moderated by Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, District 4

 

3:15 PM         Lafayette: The City of Music

Chris Ardoin, Musician

Anya Burgess, Musician and Entrepreneur          

Dana Baker, Executive Director, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Munson, Coordinator of Music Media and Music Business, UL-Lafayette

Councilman Kevin Naquin, District 1

Meagan Patout, Assistant Director, Louisiana Folk Roots

Q & A moderated by Councilman Kevin Naquin, District 1

 

4:00 PM       Live Music Performance and Break

 

4:30 PM         Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Dr. Barry Ancelet, Folklorist

Paul Cluse, Creole Inc.

Q & A moderated by Councilwoman Liz Hebert, District 8

 

5:30 PM         Dance, Movement and Collaborations

Clare Cook, Dancer, Instructor and Owner of Basin Arts

Grace Hamilton, Owner, Grace Hamilton Dance Academy

Leigha Porter, Dancer & Educator

Q & A moderated by Jackie Lyle

 

6:00 PM         CREATE Happy Hour with Live Music by Major Handy

Attendees and presenters are invited to explore collaborations or discuss projects

 

6:30 PM         Optional: Boat Tour of Bayou Vermilion

 

7:00 PM         DINNER

Food Economy in Lafayette Parish

Chef Dale Martin, Lead Instructor of the Culinary Arts and Occupations Program, South Louisiana Community College

Zack McMath, Acadiana Food Hub

Live Music by Major Handy to close-out the day

 

Saturday, August 26

Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street

 

7:30 AM      BREAKFAST & Networking

 

8:15 AM        Welcome back and CREATE Strategic Initiative Update 

 

8:30 AM       Brain Bomb – The Art of Generating Ideas

Kody Chamberlain, Artist

 

9:30 AM      Performing Arts, Theatre & Spoken Word

Sarah Mikayla Brown, Actress, Writer and Founder of Silverbacks Improv

Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson, Spoken Word Poet and Performer

Daniel Ladmirault, Actor and Program Director, Cité des Arts

Brooklyn Woods, Founder and Publisher, Acadiana Artiste

 

10:15 AM    BREAK

 

10:30 AM      Working in the Film Industry

Marcus Brown, Actor, Producer and Partner, Believe Entertainment

Adam Hensgens, Producer

 Pat Mire, Filmmaker, Founder, Cinema on the Bayou

Rachel Whittle, Actress, Assistant Director

Q & A moderated by Ed Bowie, Executive Director, Acadiana Open Channel

 

11:30 AM    Investing in the Next Generation Through Arts Education

Bree Sargent, Education Director, Acadiana Center for the Arts

 

12:00 PM     LUNCH

Public Art in Lafayette Parish

Carlee Alm-Labar, Director, Development and Planning, LCG

Bryant Benoit, Artist

Cheryl Castille, State Art Director, Lt. Governor’s Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

Cece Cole, Artist and Educator

Robert Dafford, Artist and Muralist

LouAnne Greenwald, Director, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Cheryl Perret, Scenic Lafayette

Gerd Wuestemann, Executive Director, AcA

Q & A moderated by Councilwoman Nanette Cook, District 7

 

1:30 PM         Festival Capital of the World for Lafayette’s Economy

Dr. Barry Ancelet, Founder of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Dustin Cravins, Zydeco Extravaganza

Scott Feehan, Executive Director, Festival International de Louisiane

 

2:15 PM       BREAK

 

2:30 PM       Grant Writing and Other Funding Sources

Maureen Brennan, Cité des Arts

Gwen Richard, Community Development Director, Acadiana Center for the Arts

 

3:15 PM       CREATE and Creative Placemaking

George Marks, NUNU Collective

Phanat Xanamane, Envision da Berry

 

4:00 PM       Sit at Cite Pop-Up Park Installation & Summit Wrap Party