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2017 GIA Conference: Legacy and Leadership
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10/28/2017 to 10/31/2017
When: Saturday, October 28 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Where: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan  48243
United States

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2017 GIA Conference: Legacy and Leadership


Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Detroit, a city with a rich culture of creativity, innovation, and resilience. In addition to being the historic heart of the American automotive industry, Motown is also the home of incredible architecture; a legacy of activism; and vibrant arts, music, and design communities. The city is undergoing an immense transition, from its former identity as an industrial epicenter, toward defining what the future could be for an American city. Engage with your colleagues from across North America at the GIA Conference for a unique opportunity to be inspired by the people and culture of Detroit.

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Conference Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, October 28

8:00 am

Single Day Pre-conferences:

  • Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy
  • Artists & Place: Insights/Incites on Site

9:00 am
Special Event:Detroit Cultural and Community Tour

6:00 pm
Newcomers Reception

7:00 pm
Opening Reception

Sunday, October 29

8:00 am
Breakfast Plenary:
IDEA LAB with Taylor Renee Aldridge, Jenny Lee, and Bryce Detroit

10:00 am
Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm
Luncheon Plenary:
Keynote by Maurice Cox
Performance by Jessica Care Moore

2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

6:30 pm
No-host Dine-Arounds

Monday, October 30

8:00 am
Breakfast Plenary:
IDEA LAB with Erik Howard, Invincible/ill Weaver, and Devon Akmon

10:00 am
Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm
Luncheon Plenary:
Keynote by Jeff Chang

2:00 pm
Off-site Sessions

5:45 pm
Special Event: Dance at the Museum!

Tuesday, October 31

9:00 am
Breakfast Plenary
Keynote/Performance by the Sphinx Virtuosi chamber orchestra

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