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Monday
16
APR

Arts Summit: The Future States of America

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19:00

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"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need [people] who can dream of things that never were and ask 'why not?'"—President John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Center Arts Summit is an annual spring convening designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. Set to be held in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2018, this year’s edition of the Summit will look into the future—what is the collective future we want and how can we use arts, creativity, culture, and technology to get us there? How do we build a future where the markers of certain identities are no longer indicators of barriers or poor outcomes?

Through the landscapes of education, health, and finite resources, we will explore stories of existing, visionary projects and engage in dialogues with artists, futurists, scientists, engineers, and policy makers that help us catalyze new projects and partnerships, and bring us closer to activating a future where we all thrive. Together we will engage in a variety of panels, interactive art activities, and curated discussions that concentrate on major themes of identity, representation, creativity, culture, and technology.

For the day's full agenda and to register, visit http://kennedy-center.org/summit. Special rates are available for students and teachers/teaching artists.