A very cool event takes place next Friday, October 19, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center- Creative Albuquerque's 3rd Annual Creative Economy Symposium, a day-long fete, which features 2 keynote speakers, 8 local panelists- some of whom are Duke City Fix members (naturally) and fosters a dialogue that aims to bridge the gap between creativity and profit.
Entitled "PROFIT: From Striving to Thriving", the event focuses on how being in business is as much a creative endeavor as writing a book, composing an opera, or coding software, and how creatives can profit from their ideas without giving up their creative vision. There are two panel discussions, a roundtable talk over lunch, and a "coffee and donut" welcome. Mmmm, donuts.
Tickets are $67 for Creative Albuquerque Members, and $87 for Non-.
The morning keynote speaker is Marlene Richey, author of Profiting by Design: A Jewelry Maker's Guide to Business Success. The child of an art professor and a writer, Ms. Richey is an artist and designer who created an award-winning jewelry design firm with no idea about how to run a company. Now you too can gain from her experience and story.