What’s the role of arts in economic development? Register now for *free* business discussion on May 8
UPDATE May 9: Here’s our news coverage from the discussion.
UPDATE May 6: Here’s a quick Q&A with the panelists, who talk about the role of government in the arts, and about why residents of the region should care about the success or failure of arts and cultural organizations.
The Role of Arts in Economic Development (part of the Cox Business Executive Discussion series)
What: As the arts in our region undergo transformation — some are expanding, some are struggling — the local business community is watching. Our panel of experts (listed below) will provide insights from several industry perspectives on this critically important topic to our region.
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:30 to 8 a.m.: Check-in and breakfast
8 to 9:30 a.m.: Panel discussion
Where: Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center
Cost: Admission is free, but space is limited. Registration deadline has been extended to Monday, May 6.
Former President/CEO of the Taubman Museum of Art
Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
City Manager, City of Roanoke
Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
Associate Provost for the Arts and Executive Director of the Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech
Moderator: Connie Stevens
News Director, WVTF/Radio IQ
About Cox Business Executive Discussion Series
Cox Business and roanoke.com are hosts of a series of business discussions for those wanting insight into local issues of importance. Free and open to the public, these sessions are held periodically with a panel of experts addressing timely topics. These forums offer an opportunity for sharing information and ideas, both through the panel presentation and Q-and-A discussions with the larger group.