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Exploring Innovation 2012: The Arts—A Tool for Community and Economic Development

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Martha Perine Beard
Regional Executive, Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

8:45 a.m.

Perspectives on Culture, Creativity and Community Development
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Charles A. Santo
Associate Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator
Division of City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis

9:05 a.m.

Eureka Springs, Ark.
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Glenna Booth
Economic Development Coordinator and Historic Preservation Officer
City of Eureka Springs, Ark.

Sandy Royce Martin
Chair, Eureka Springs Mayor’s Arts Council

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

South Main District/Artspace

Paul Morris
President, Downtown Memphis Commission (formerly Center City Commission)

John Sylvester
Board of Directors/Business Chairman, South Main Association

Kerry Hayes
Research Analyst and Special Assistant, Office of Mayor A C Wharton/City of Memphis

11:00 a.m.


1:00 p.m.



Greetings from Leadership Memphis

David Williams
President/CEO, Leadership Memphis

1:05 p.m.



Mississippi Creative Economy
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Allison Winstead
Arts-Based Community Development Director, Mississippi Arts Commission

1:50 p.m.

Broad Avenue Arts District
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Sarah Newstok
Livable Memphis Program Manager, Community Development Council of Greater Memphis

Robert Montague
Executive Director, Binghampton Development Corporation

Pat Brown
Vice President, Historic Broad Business Association

2:50 p.m.


3:00 p.m.