November 14, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Reynolds
Communications and Special Events Manager
(585) 473-4000 ext. 206
Brooks and Duffy to Present 2006 Vision for Rochester at Arts & Cultural Council’s Innovation Conference
Innovation Conference Series: Connecting Creativity to Regional Success
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hyatt Regency, Rochester
Rochester , N.Y., Nov. 14, 2005 – The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announced today that County Executive Maggie Brooks, Mayor-Elect Robert Duffy, and New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach will present their visions for Rochester’s future as part of the Innovation Conference Series: Connecting Creativity to Regional Success. The panel will be moderated by Susan R. Holliday, President and Publisher of the Rochester Business Journal.
The conference, designed to highlight the role of innovation and creativity in economic development and community vitality, also features public and private sector leaders from Rochester, Cincinnati, Washington DC, and Toronto. As Rochester prepares to take on major revitalization and economic investment, the arts, science, business, education, and government sectors need to come together to help build a competitive, sustainable and livable city in the 21 st century.
“December 7th launches our new quarterly Innovation Conference Series,” said Sarah Lentini, president and CEO of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. “It promises to be exciting, thought-provoking, and the beginning of many dialogues about our community’s future. We will be bringing together leaders from Rochester and other cities who are implementing bold and interesting models to shift mindsets in their cities and across the country.”
Keynote speaker, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Design Architect Moshe Safdie will provide a presentation on the latest concept for Renaissance Square.
Other speakers include Gary P. Steuer, Vice President, Private-Sector Affairs and Executive Director, Arts and Business Council of Amercians for the Arts; Mary McCullough-Hudson, President & CEO, Fine Arts Fund, Cincinnati, OH; Stephanie Brown Clark M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center, Division of Medical Humanities; Claire Hopkinson, Executive Director, Toronto Arts Council; William and Teresa Cochran, Co-founders, Shared Vision: Public Art for Community Transformation, Alexandria, VA.
For more information or to register for the conference, call 473-4000, ext. 222 or visit www.artsrochester.org. Registration deadline is November 25, 2005.
The December 7 conference of the Innovation Series is made possible through major funding from New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach with additional support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Eastman Kodak Company, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester develops, promotes, and strengthens the cultural industry for the benefit of the people of the Rochester region.