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Thursday, September 8 • 3:35pm - 5:00pm
How Art Impacts the Economy and the Economy Impacts Art LIMITED

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Art was once limited to galleries and showings.  Now it's hit the streets and cities around the world are adding immense benefits to their citizens and businesses through the installation of public art exhibits and infrastructures.  Extensive planning, funding, design, development, and maintenance challenges increase exponentially with the size and scale of the installation.  Is it worth it?

Moderators
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Ben Davis

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Illuminate
Ben Davis is one of the lucky ones who found a way to blend personal passion and profession. Determined to work on projects that had “meaning,” he cut his professional teeth as the manager of public information on the $4b Boston Harbor Cleanup Project. In 1994, he moved to San Francisco and started an award-winning creative communications firm that specialized in working on mega-projects that leave a long-lasting positive legacy, and has... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO, SF Travel
D’Alessandro has served as president and CEO of San Francisco Travel Association since July 2006. With more than 1,500 members and an annual budget of $32 million, the destination marketing organization is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Prior to joining San Francisco Travel, D’Alessandro was president and CEO of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association and served as... Read More →
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Tom DeCaigny

Director of Cultural Affairs, City & County of San Francisco
Tom DeCaigny is San Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs where he oversees the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). The SFAC is a $24 million City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts sector, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. Established by City Charter in 1932, the SFAC is charged with overseeing the design quality of public infrastructure... Read More →
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Maria Jenson

Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center
Maria Jenson is the Executive Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. Prior to joining SOMArts, Maria was a key member of the External Relations team managing the reopening of SFMOMA following the museum’s $300 million dollar expansion. At SFMOMA, she worked across departments and built innovative community partnerships as the museum’s cultural and civic ambassador. | | Maria was the Founding Director of ArtPadSF– an... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 3:35pm - 5:00pm
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704