Colorado Creative Industries Summit

The Creative Industries Summit is the annual event for Colorado creatives to connect, learn, and be inspired. More than 300 creative stakeholders from over 60 Colorado cities and towns attend the summit.

The two-day event offers exhibits, performances, networking opportunities, speakers, classes, and workshops.

The event is ideal for both early- and late-career creative leaders including artists, board members, community leaders, creative entrepreneurs, creative industries advocates from all sectors, elected officials, emerging creatives, executive directors, municipal and nonprofit cultural workers, and program staff.

The next summit will be held on September 15 to 17, 2021 in Steamboat Springs. Sign up for the Colorado Creative Industries newsletter to stay updated on this event.

Overview

Type: Summit

For: Creatives and artists

Date: September 15 to 17, 2021

Location: Steamboat Springs Creative District

OEDIT division: Colorado Creative Industries

The Colorado Creative Industries Summit helps creative entrepreneurs, creative communities, and creative organizations expand their knowledge, networks, and resources.

CCI Summit Speakers

Pam Breaux
Keynote Speaker: Pam Breaux

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Pam joined the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in 2015. As president and CEO, she works with the association’s board of directors and staff to advance NASAA’s policy and programmatic mission to strengthen America’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Pam has held leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. While in Louisiana state government, she was secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (CRT), assistant secretary of CRT (overseeing its cultural development portfolio), and executive director of its state arts agency (the Louisiana Division of the Arts). During her time at CRT, Pam developed and led Louisiana’s cultural economy initiative and spearheaded the successful UNESCO inscription of Poverty Point State Historic Site (an ancient Indian site) as a World Heritage site.

Before working in state government, Pam was executive director of the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana and managed southwest Louisiana’s Decentralized Arts Funding Program. She has served on the boards of the U.S. Travel Association, NASAA, South Arts and the Louisiana Board of International Commerce. Pam is currently a member of the U.S. National Commission on UNESCO. She graduated from McNeese State University with a B.A. in English and earned an M.A. in English and folklore from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 

Bobby LeFebre
Featured Performance By: Bobby LeFebre 
Colorado Poet Laureate 

Bobby LeFebre is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and a two-time TEDx speaker. He has performed at hundreds of cultural events, social actions, detention centers, conferences, and colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. He is also co-founder of Cafe Cultura, an award-winning nonprofit organization that utilizes poetry as a tool for youth literacy and educational and cultural development. 

Hotels

Steamboat Springs is a popular spring destination, so be sure to book your accommodations as soon as possible! Downtown hotels are a short walk from conference locations. Additional lodging options are accessible to downtown via the free Steamboat Springs bus.

We have arranged a limited number of blocked rooms at:

  • The Iconic Rabbit Ears Motel, located downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is your choice for comfortable, affordable, friendly lodging right in the center of downtown. Call 970.879.1150 or 800.828.7720 to book and mention the Creative Industries Summit group rate. Rabbit Ears is walking distance to conference locations.
  • Nordic Lodge: The Nordic Lodge includes an indoor hot tub as well as a great extended continental breakfast. There are refrigerators and microwaves and free Wi-Fi in all of the rooms. Call 1-800-364-0331 or 970-879-0531 to book and mention the Creative Industries Summit group rate. Nordic Lodge is the closest lodging option to conference locations.

Additional downtown lodging options are:

Hotels accessible to downtown via the FREE Steamboat Springs bus:

The summit is an annual opportunity for experienced creatives and emerging leaders to sit side-by-side, learn from each other, and improve Colorado’s statewide creative community.

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000

As a platinum sponsor, you will receive:

  • 5 conference registrations
  • 1 vendor table
  • name and linked logo recognition as a Platinum sponsor in the event program, website, on-site signage
  • reserved seating at the head table during large group events/meals and Governor’s Awards

Gold Sponsor – $2,500

As a gold sponsor, you will receive:

  • 3 conference registrations
  • 1 vendor table
  • name and linked logo recognition as a Gold sponsor in the event program, website, onsite signage, and individually with a selected sponsorship option
  • reserved seating at the head table during large group events/meals and Governor’s Awards

Silver Sponsor – $1,500

As a silver sponsor, you will receive:

  • 2 conference registrations
  • name and linked logo recognition as a Silver sponsor in the event program, website, onsite signage, and individually with a selected sponsorship option

Bronze Sponsor – $750

As a bronze sponsor, you will receive:

  • 1 conference registration
  • name and linked logo recognition as a Bronze sponsor in the event program, website, and on-site signage

Exhibitor Sponsor – $300

As an exhibitor sponsor, you will receive:

  • 1 conference registration
  • 1 vendor table 
  • company name on the website as an exhibitor

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Program Manager

Connect Further

Sign up for email updates

Sign up for email updates related to the Colorado Creative Industries.

View All Programs