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Saturday, June 30 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Making Cities Sing
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Richard Florida

Richard Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is the author of several influential global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class, which 800-CEO-Read singled out as “one of the best business books of all time.” In his latest book, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida provides a revision to his... Read More →
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Rocco Landesman

Rocco Landesman is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to his post at the NEA, Landesman was a longtime theater producer. As president of Jujamcyn, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters, Landesman produced most notably The Producers, which won the 2001 Tony for Best Musical; Angels in America, winner of the Tony for Best Play in both 1993 and 1994; and Big River, winner of the 1985 Tony for Best Musical... Read More →
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Dennis Scholl

Dennis Scholl is the vice president of arts for the Knight Foundation. He oversees the foundation’s national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture. Scholl is also the founder of a series of initiatives dedicated to building the contemporary art collections of museums, including those at the Guggenheim, the Tate Modern, and the Miami Art Museum. He is a two-time regional Emmy winner for his work in... Read More →
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Darren Walker

Darren Walker is vice president of education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation. Walker leads one of the foundation’s three major programs, overseeing grantmaking in public education reform, higher education, arts and culture, media, sexuality and reproductive health, and religion. He also supervises the foundation’s offices in the Middle East and Africa. Walker joined the Ford Foundation in 2010 after serving... Read More →

Saturday June 30, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room