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Rustbelt to Artistbelt : At the Crossroads in St. Louis, April 12-14, 2012
Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Jack Storey

Cleveland, Ohio

Jack Storey - Cropped Shot

Jack grew up in and around the entertainment industry and later fell in love with cities and urban renewal efforts as a result of his travels as a touring musician. He originally developed Saving Cities (www.savingcities.com) as a small idea bank for his hometown of Cleveland; the idea was to simply encourage and raise support for specific organizations and causes. However, through hundreds of conversations with amazing revivalists all over the Rust Belt, the idea has grown into what is today: a movement of small movements, aimed at creating lasting change in local communities throughout the region. He spends a majority of his time listening to other passionate city-lovers tell their stories, while managing the day-to-day at Saving Cities. Some of Jack’s favorite things are his family and friends, a neat glass of Gentleman Jack, reading about all things Kennedy, and obsessing over LOST (yes, even though it’s been over for quite some time now).

Presentation(s):

FREDtalks

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 8:00 pm
Top Floor : Starlight Room

FRED. Fresh Radical Educational Dialogue. With a “night cap.”

10 minute talks / presentations / performances in the TED.com* or PechaKucha** models. Fast paced, big ideas presented in a compelling way. Plus a challenge from the presenter to the audience to create change.

And still plenty of time for schmoozing and chatting. Cash bar is open.

Conference attendees are invited to come for a casual “night cap” in the Starlight Room. And to be challenged with big ideas for change. This is a great opportunity to test an idea, make a case for something a little wild, introduce an inquiry or just tell about a particularly interesting project.

Presenters have 10 minutes. A relaxed atmosphere. A laptop. A projector.

Chris Clark will MC to keep it flowing. FREDtalkers include:

Joan Lipkin: Why Bayard Rustin Just Might Be the Greatest Man You Never Heard Of

Mallory Nezam: StL Improv Anywhere

Jessica Ruhlin: The Type One Project

Michael Allen: Pruitt Igoe Now

Jack Storey & Rick Stockburger: Saving Cities & Mega-Region Coalition

Dan Reus: Openly Disruptive

Kathleen Richert: An Instaconomy

Kara Holland: Reclaimed Places: Picnics

Zoe Scharf & Matt Strom: Brain Drain: Light up and connect St. Louis

Lyndsey Scott: Recalibrating Presence

*TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site TED.com and the annual TED Prize.

**PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.