Sunpie Barnes and Studio Be on Friday Night

20160402_194951If you’re in town Friday and looking for some things to do, I highly recommend making your way out to the Bywater and checking out Studio Be to see the amazing work of Brandan “BMike” Odums, whose work is featured on our site (they are open Wed-Sat 2pm-8pm, $10 admission). And if you go a little further into the Bywater, you can check out our friends at the Music Box–an incredible music experience and it’s their opening weekend featuring the amazing Sunpie Barnes ($20 advance tickets). I’ll be at the 8:30pm show and hope you can join us! Of course there are plenty of ways to support local music and arts, including many of our partner and delegate organizations too!

Opening the Space


We’re excited to launch the new site and officially open the space to come together Nov 5-6. I’ve had a lot of questions about what people can prepare, and the short answer is: not much. This is not a typical conference in that there are no formal presentations, no panels, etc. This is about sharing our ideas and working together to address issues at the intersection of cultural heritage and social change. The only exception is 1 hr in which everyone is welcome to give a 2 minute lightning talk about your work. We’ll either do this at lunch or end of the first day… still tbd. You can read more about the methodology in the about section.

On this site, you can meet the delegates, begin posting session ideas, figure out roommates or rideshares, and begin sharing resources for fellow delegates.

As you can see, we have an amazing group assembling for two days. This has been a major grassroots effort and I want to thank the organizing committee and all of the sponsor and partner organizations that have come together to make this happen, and help us provide over $20k in travel grants! While there are no more travel grants available, we do have a few delegate seats open, so we’ll be keeping registration open until we’ve filled those.