Keynote Speakers

Wiley Middleton

CCI Summit Keynote Speakers

Colorado Creative Industries is honored to host exemplary creative leaders from across the nation each year. The 2017 CCI Summit will feature Jane Chu, Daniel Windham, Bob Harlow and Vince Kadlubek.

Keynote Speakers

Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts

Jane Chu is the eleventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Chairman Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician. She leads a dedicated and passionate group of people to support and fund the arts and creative activities in communities across the nation.

Daniel Windham and Bob Harlow, Wallace Foundation

Daniel Windham, the Director of Arts at Wallace, will discuss Wallace’s work and findings along with market research expert Bob Harlow, the author of numerous studies of organizations that undertook audience-building projects as part of The Wallace Foundation’s Wallace Excellence Award initiative. Bob will present examples of these studies and draw from his book, The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences, which identifies and examines nine practices that these organizations implemented to successfully expand their audiences.

Vince Kadlubek, Meow Wolf

Vince Kadlubek is the Co-founder and CEO of Meow Wolf, the arts collective behind the award-winning art experience “House of Eternal Return” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Backed by “Game of Thrones” creator, George R.R. Martin, this immersive art experience has generated a remarkable positive economic impact while supporting local growth and emerging talent. Kadlubek is the chairman of the City’s Planning Commission and redefining the role of the artist in the community.