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Launchpad SUMMIT returns with a 4-day pay-what-you-can Virtual Creative Career Conference

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is thrilled to present Launchpad SUMMIT 2020, a pay-what-you-can virtual creative career conference on November 2-5, 2020. With four days of industry insights, professional growth and potential connection to future paid work opportunities, SUMMIT 2020 was programmed to help the artists, designers and creatives most impacted by COVID-19. Here’s a look at the four days of programming:

Day 1: Monday, November 2, 2020

Launchpad SUMMIT features Mo Bofill


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Join Mo Bofill in this session on understanding design as primarily a way of thinking about solutions, meaningful experiences and cultural impact. She will break down what is needed to build a strong portfolio to display your work and intention, and how to talk to clients and potential clients with confidence about your concepts, solutions and strategies.

Launchpad SUMMIT features Frontier


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Frontier leads a moderated discussion on the journey to crafting memorable and strategic stories for brands through design, including your own. Frontier will also be discussing strategies for the entrepreneur looking to build brands, better their skill sets, and raise their profile.

Day 2: Tuesday, November 3

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R3VE with Toni Allen and Edouard Ratiarson, Founding Partners

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

R3VE leads a workshop on mapping out your own canvas as a creative entrepreneur, defining your unique value proposition and leveraging that to further position your business.

Launchpad Summit features Artscape Tanya Sinclair

ARTSCAPE with Tanya Sinclair, Chief People Officer

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Artscape’s Chief People Officer, Tanya Sinclair, will lead a workshop on what you need to know to best navigate the job market that is going through systemic changes. She will also provide a step-by-step on how to get comfortable with ourselves and our skill sets through unprecedented times.

Day 3: Wednesday, November 4

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AGO with Ashley McKenzie-Barnes and Devyani Saltzman, Director of Public Programming

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

AGO leads a workshop centring on exploring how art workers and artists can build community in new social landscape. Speakers will unpack the conversations that are being had and the personal knowledge required to be able to navigate opportunity and constraint in today’s new territory.

Launchpad SUMMIT features Robin Nishio

ROBIN NISHIO of Common Good

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Robin Nishio demonstrates the tools to bring your ideas of creation into the final product, from concept to execution. Diving into the understanding of leveraging your multidisciplinary creative skills, he will discuss the power of being a Jack of All Trades, unifying the threads of all your mediums to build success.

Day 4: Thursday, November 5

Launchpad SUMMIT features Refiner 29

REFINERY29 with Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Senior Writer

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Kathleen Newman-Bremang leads a workshop in learning how to connect culture, community and experience to your work in ways that are relevant and intentional for your core demographic. Kathleen will also touch on the importance on creating empowering narratives for women in the field of art, culture and media.


Launchpad SUMMIT features VSP Consignment

VSP Consignment

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

VSP leads a panel discussion on how to build progressive representation through fashion, clothing and consumer experiences. Panelists will also discuss the process of building a multiple brand retailer’s image and online experience, while navigating the fast-paced changes in the fashion sector.

All sessions will be offered virtually through Zoom. Tickets are limited so secure your spot! Register now at

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