The first Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar takes place on Wednesday, February 15 from 12:00- 1:00 PM EST. The webinar offers reflections from presenters at the Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit held at the University of Iowa in October, 2016, and includes perspectives from Matthew Glassman (MA), Nikiko Masumoto (CA), Bob Reeder (MD) and Ryan Taylor (ND).
About the Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinars
The Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar series draws on the power of connection to bridge conversation across the regions, sectors, and place-based philosophies that make the work of creative placemaking so essential to the future of our rural places. Roughly every three weeks, these Digital Exchanges will offer an opportunity for folks to come together and engage with leaders working across the dynamic range of fields that compose the foundation of rural creative placemaking.
Each of these one hour Digital Exchanges will feature 2-4 voices from across the country, sharing specific themes, challenges, and opportunities we collectively encounter in this work. While some elements of this series will resemble a familiar webinar format, the inclusive and creative atmosphere of these gatherings will offer a space for new ideas and unexpected connections to emerge.
This Digital Exchange series is hosted by Art of the Rural and the Rural Policy Research Institute made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. Digital Exchange is produced at the Outpost collaborative space in Winona, Minnesota, national headquarters of Art of the Rural.