Schedule at-a-glance

Click on titles for more information about each activity. Schedule is subject to change slightly. All events take place at the Reif Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 3Friday, October 4Saturday, October 5
2 – 6pm: Local tours and activities

6 – 8pm: Welcome reception (Rapids Brewing)

8pm – late: Networking/social gatherings (downtown Grand Rapids)
9 – 10:30am: Opening welcome and plenary: Creative People Power in the Northwoods

11am – 12:15pm: Breakout Session A

12:15 – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:15pm: Afternoon plenary: Rural Prosperity through Arts and Culture

3:45 – 5:00pm: Breakout Session B

5:00 – late: First Friday events and food truck lot (downtown Grand Rapids)
9 – 10:15am: Breakout Session C

10:45am – 12:30pm: Closing plenary: New Voices/New Futures

12:30pm – 2pm: Lunch/closing reception