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Monday, February 27
 

10:00am MST

Creativity and Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for an unusual way to jumpstart your teams creativity? Feel like your idea production is in a rut and need a new way to look for new and innovative ways to create, brand, or promote your products or ideas? Local magician James Lopez is hosting a workshop where you he will teach you how magicians look at creativity. Learn the methods and tactics to creating a memorable experience. Learn where you can find inspiration in the mundane and how to craft, practice and perform something memorable for your audience.


Speakers
avatar for James Lopez

James Lopez

Magician/Copywriter, Freelance Copywriter
James Lopez is a magician and freelance writer based out of Denver, CO. He specializes in close-up magic for corporate cocktail parties and events. James is also a public speaker, known to jump on the storytelling circuit, and a full-time copywriter working with companies all over... Read More →


Monday February 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Downtown Artery

11:00am MST

Creative Team-Building Tactics
Limited Capacity filling up

Building working relationships, company culture and cohesion of teams within your organization is paramount for business success and staff optimization. Come learn thoughts about the value of team building and creative approaches to this business standard.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Baker

Ron Baker

Owner/Co Founder, Green Events
Promoting positive community and fitness in Northern Colorado. Ron wants to live in a world filled with environmental & social consciousness, healthy happy people that floss, and a daily cup of Starbucks coffee followed by a 3-15 mile run. As a retired dentist with more than 30-years... Read More →
avatar for James Lopez

James Lopez

Magician/Copywriter, Freelance Copywriter
James Lopez is a magician and freelance writer based out of Denver, CO. He specializes in close-up magic for corporate cocktail parties and events. James is also a public speaker, known to jump on the storytelling circuit, and a full-time copywriter working with companies all over... Read More →
avatar for Kaarina Robson

Kaarina Robson

Special Events Director, Cheers United
Kaarina is the founder of Cheers United, an event planning service specializing in Brewery Tour Experiences for business groups. A native Nebraskan, prior to moving to Fort Collins in 2012, she was in PR/publications for Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Having a passion for craft... Read More →
avatar for Trish O'Neill with The Cooking Studio

Trish O'Neill with The Cooking Studio

Founder & Owner, The Cooking Studio
Trish O’Neill is the Founder & Owner of The Cooking Studio, a recreational cooking school in Old Town Fort Collins. The Cooking Studio was founded in 2015 and has hosted over 1500 amateur cooks since opening. Chefs from all over Northern Colorado work as Chef Instructors. Programs... Read More →


Monday February 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Downtown Artery
 
Tuesday, February 28
 

11:00am MST

Why Your Message Matters and How to Make it Count
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you frustrated when people don't understand what you do? Unfortunately, the problem usually lies in our messaging. This session will be about swallowing pride and learning from messaging experts and professionals on how to craft a compelling message that gets your passion across.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Barhaug

Travis Barhaug

Founder/Chief Design Officer, Bonfire Effect
A leading advocate for the strategic application of creative thinking. More than 27 years of experience in the overall supervision of three different agencies’ creative output. Specializes in guiding brands through strategy, positioning, creative development, marketing, and promotion... Read More →
avatar for Jana Sanchez

Jana Sanchez

Jana Knapp Sanchez has been telling stories that get results for more than 20 years. With an extensive background in both fundraising and marketing, she's had opportunity to dive deeply into how crafting effective messages, rooted in honest emotion, and built around clear action attract... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Skalicky

Cindy Skalicky

Owner, On Point Communications
Cindy Skalicky is the owner of On Point Communications, LLC. She provides public speaking coaching and brand consulting to clients who seek to master their message on stage, online and in publications. Cindy coaches clients on storytelling techniques, pitch decks, presentation... Read More →

Organizers
avatar for Seth Silvers

Seth Silvers

Founder, Story On
Seth Silvers founded Story On in 2015 as after developing frustration with shallow marketing and a passion for helping businesses market through stories. Story On works with brands who are confident their work is changing lives but frustrated with knowing how to effectively grow their... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Downtown Artery

11:30am MST

The Pop-Up Concept
Limited Capacity seats available

New business concepts allow for new possibilities! Come hear from panelists about the challenges and opportunities they encounter in their pop-up businesses (Speakers include Pop-up Theatre, Pop-up Art Carts and Brick + Mortar pop-up restaurant.)   

Speakers
avatar for Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

Creative Director, Toolbox Creative
Tom Campbell is co-founder and creative director of Toolbox Creative, a branding and marketing firm based in Fort Collins. Tom thrives on helping Toolbox’s innovative technology clients do their part to change the world. Tom’s true passion is for marketing — magic marker comps... Read More →
avatar for Josie Sexton

Josie Sexton

Founder, Brick + Mortar
Josie is a journalist covering food and drink trends, the craft beer and restaurant industries and international as well as domestic travel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, 5280 and Sunset magazine, as well as on NPR.org and Eater Denver. After reporting on Fort Collins... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

1:00pm MST

Prototyping Tech Tools for Creatives
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever wanted to create a new tech-infused project but had no idea where to start? Fear no more! This session will teach you about a variety of low-cost and easy-to-use electronics boards/kits that will help your innovative dreams come true. IoT, smart-devices, and rapid prototyping will all be covered.

The format is hands-on so come build, play, and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Schreiber

Mark Schreiber

Owner & Founder, Design Case, llc
My goal is to get more people creative. To that end I've developed a brainstorming system that helps solve real problems, make meetings more engaging, and sparks new creative solutions to your real problems. Currently I consult with schools, higher-ed, and corporations to help them... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
The Articulate

1:30pm MST

Sourcing and Valuing Local Marketing Creative
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you find the talent located in your own backyard? What is your true cost in sourcing your photos, video, written content, web design, logos locally? Hear from local creators and experts about the added benefits of using local firms and artists to fulfill your business marketing and strategic goals. 

Moderators
avatar for Peggy Lyle

Peggy Lyle

Director, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Peggy Lyle has been a creative force in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for over 20 years and she loves to get involved. Peggy is passionate about the arts and creative approaches to business, branding and communications. With 20+ years of event production, marketing, and entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

Creative Director, Toolbox Creative
Tom Campbell is co-founder and creative director of Toolbox Creative, a branding and marketing firm based in Fort Collins. Tom thrives on helping Toolbox’s innovative technology clients do their part to change the world. Tom’s true passion is for marketing — magic marker comps... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Elliott

Jesse Elliott

Director, The Music District
avatar for Logan Hale

Logan Hale

Creative Director, V3 Media
Logan Hale is the Creative Director at V3 Media Marketing, a commercial video strategy, production and marketing company. V3 Media Marketing specializes in helping companies promote their brands, products and services with modern marketing techniques that leverage the power of video... Read More →
avatar for Kerrie Luginbill

Kerrie Luginbill

Creative Director / Partner, Old Town Media
Kerrie Luginbill is currently Creative Director, Partner and Head of the Marketing department at Old Town Media, Inc., a Fort Collins-based Creative Agency that specializes in tailored marketing campaigns and custom website design and development leveraging the WordPress platform... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Spanjer

Kendra Spanjer

Graphic Artist & Illustrator
Kendra has an extensive knowledge and experience as a graphic artist, illustrator and writer. Her passions divide her time between being "a writer who illustrates" and "an illustrator who writes." She and author Karla Oceanak are the brains behind the alphabetical Aldo Zelnick Comic... Read More →
avatar for Julie Sutter

Julie Sutter

Community Manager, The Music District
Writer. Reader. Meeter-greeter. Bike liker. Arts and culture advocate. Helicopters, sushi, documentary films, live music, dead poets, public radio, college basketball, kittens, puns and televised awards shows. Not necessarily in that order.
avatar for Paul Wozniak

Paul Wozniak

Emcee, Voice Talent & Realtor
Paul has had a successful 20 year history in rock and roll music radio, Paul has been very involved in local charities and utilized his public visibility to support as many great community causes as I could. He has acted as a emcee and host for many charity and corporate and special... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Community Creative Center - Gallery

3:00pm MST

Social Media ~ More Than Just Posting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you want to effectively manage your social media presence to get results for your business, it takes more than just posting.  Come to this workshop and learn a few steps that will take your social media to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Alcorn

Amy Alcorn

Marketing Director, Aspen Grove Marketing
Amy Alcorn is the Marketing Director at Aspen Grove Marketing. She works to help local businesses connect with their customers through multiple digital marketing channels. One thing Amy loves about social media is that it creates another place for people and businesses to connect... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Downtown Artery

4:30pm MST

Your Creative Advantage
Limited Capacity filling up

Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts. The “Creative” Industry is as big as the imagination.  So how do you make yourself not only stand out as an artist, but also thrive?
 
Please join our panel of diverse, creative Artrepreneurs for some peer networking with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion on topics such as:
•         I’ve created, now how do I get heard/seen?
•         Making a living with your art
•         The new creative class -  What works in today's marketplace 
•         How to attract and delight your ideal “customer”

Moderators
avatar for Peggy Lyle

Peggy Lyle

Director, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Peggy Lyle has been a creative force in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for over 20 years and she loves to get involved. Peggy is passionate about the arts and creative approaches to business, branding and communications. With 20+ years of event production, marketing, and entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for amelia caruso

amelia caruso

artist, amelia caruso
Amelia attended the Arts Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She studied Documentary Photography and brings that sense of “composing inside the viewfinder” to her paintings. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Fort... Read More →
avatar for Greta Cornett

Greta Cornett

Musician and President, Fort Collins Musicians Association
Greta Cornett is a local musician, as well as a local music lover and supporter. She is most recognized as the trumpet player for 12 Cents for Marvin, the 3 Twins and Mama Lenny & the Remedy. She is a graduate of the CSU music department and her behind the scenes work include co-founding... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Duncan

Dawn Duncan

President, Yellowbright
Dawn Duncan, this year’s emcee, is a 23 year veteran of entrepreneurship. During her career, she has worked in the fields of executive recruiting, corporate training and coaching, marketing, and public relations, with involvement in multiple industries. Currently, she is the owner... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hixon

Gary Hixon

Interior Designer / Jewelry Designer, Gary Hixon Designs
Retiring from interior design after 34 years, Gary Hixon began making jewelry in 2008, opening Gary Hixon Designs. Gary’s ingenuity, stability, and attention to detail were his trademarks when he designed homes and those same qualities are evident in his jewelry. Gary and Carol... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Fine Artist/Business Consultant, Artist, Inventor, Thinker
Jennifer Spencer has 20+ years business strategy and entrepreneurial experience with demonstrated results in start-up environments.  Jennifer motivates people, produces consistent innovations, pioneers creative work and provides marketing successes with a repeated proven ability... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Community Creative Center - Gallery

6:00pm MST

Integrating Social Media with WordPress

Whether you blog, design, code, sell, or anything in between, if you use WordPress then you belong here. Even if your just interested in finding out more about this powerful piece of software, please feel free to join us!

We will be discussing all things WordPress, including themes, plugins, security, blogging, and business uses. There is so much you can do with WordPress. So whether you are just getting started, have mastered the basics, or are a WordPress core developer, we have a place for you!

https://www.meetup.com/Fort-Collins-WordPress-Meetup/events/237558045/


Tuesday February 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm MST
Digital Workshop Center
 
Wednesday, March 1
 

11:00am MST

Pitch Academy
Limited Capacity filling up

This 2-hour Pitch Academy workshop is taught by Rockies Venture Club Executive Director and Venture Capital for Dummies author Peter Adams and will cover what entrepreneurs need to do to prepare for, practice, and present a high quality investor pitch. Some of the key topics covered during this workshop include: how to focus your pitch, presentation pacing, understanding investor psychology, and communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease. Three attendees will have a chance to practice their pitch to receive expert feedback and input from their peers. This same workshop has been used by organizations such as the Denver SBDC and Colorado’s Advanced Industries Grant Program. This will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins
 
Thursday, March 2
 

10:30am MST

Curating Your Shows & Building Your Portfolio
Limited Capacity seats available

Artists, want to learn about gallery show curation? Hear how to put together your own show and essentials to build your portfolio. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Shoaff

Jeanne Shoaff

Gallery Coordinator, Fort Collins Lincoln Center
Jeanne Shoaff is the Program Coordinator for the Carnegie Center for Creativity. After a brief career in Special Education, Jeanne eventually followed her passion for the visual arts, and found a career in Arts Administration. With 18 years of experience ‘behind the gallery walls... Read More →
avatar for Jill Stilwell

Jill Stilwell

Consultant, Stilwell Cultural Consulting LLC
Jill Gardner Stilwell is a Fort Collins-based consultant helping arts and culture organizations adapt to growing community needs, thrive in an ever-changing environment, and reach for excellence. She brings 25 years of expertise and experience to arts and culture projects of all sizes... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Downtown Artery

1:00pm MST

Did I Lose You Between the P or the R? What is Public Relations, Really?
Limited Capacity filling up

So what is PR really? A dive into the world of PR and tips for how to activate a grassroots strategy for your brand. 

Speakers

Thursday March 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Downtown Artery

5:30pm MST

Learn To Code - Startup Week Edition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This "Learn to Code" workshop will teach you how you can combine HTML. CSS, and JavaScript to add some custom, advanced functionality to your website. The instructor will guide you through a fun project to show you the power of these core web languages!

Workshop Level:
Beginner/Intermediate

About This Workshop:
If you ever wanted to change some features of your website, but felt intimidated about learning code, then this workshop is for you. The coding languages of the web don't have to be scary. In fact, they can be creative and fun!

Presented by Digital Workshop Center, this class will break down three core languages, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, for anyone of any skill level to understand. This course will cover the essentials of Javascript and some basic DOM Manipulation. Whether you’re interested in building your own apps or simply want to communicate with engineers, this class will get you started on the right foot and point you toward the best resources to continue learning.

What You'll Learn:
- HTML
- Functions
- Variables
- Conditionals
- Data Structures
- DOM Manipulation/Events

What to Bring / How to Prepare:
- Your laptop

Prerequisites:
None

About the Instructor
Christine Stone of Digital Workshop Center
Since 2012, Christine has been a web developer at AllProWebTools in Loveland, working with PHP, API integrations, and Javascript. Christine is also one of the lead web development instructors at Digital Workshop Center, specializing in classes on HTML. JavaScript, and PHP. Christine enjoys all aspects of programming and brings valuable real-world experience to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Stu Crair

Stu Crair

Owner / Training Manager, Digital Workshop Center
Stu Crair is the Owner and Training Manager for Digital Workshop Center, a computer training school in Northern Colorado since 2006. Stu has a degree in Decision and Information Systems from the University of Maryland at College Park. He has more than 19 years of experience in IT... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm MST
Digital Workshop Center

5:30pm MST

Technology Creates Places: Tech Meetups Making Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Northern Colorado is filled with innovative pockets of awesomeness that are working to make positive change with their technical skills. Three high-impact meetup groups tell their stories. Women Who Code, New Tech Fort Collins and Code For Fort Collins, who will show off their first big project done for the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. Plus, the new Fort Collins Innovation Community Initiative talks about the big plans they have in store for the Fort Collins entrepreneur community. 


Speakers
avatar for Jordan Majd

Jordan Majd

Cofounder, Blue Penguin
avatar for Seamus Nally

Seamus Nally

Chief Product Officer, OTL Ventures

Organizers
avatar for Aari Lotfipour

Aari Lotfipour

CEO & Founder, Jalapeno Inventive
Aari is the co-founder and CEO of Jalapeño Inventive. He began dabbling in cryptocurrency trading and launched the company in San Antonio, Texas in 2014 with the desire to make cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. After moving the company to Fort Collins in 2015 he established... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins
 
Friday, March 3
 

9:00am MST

Podcasting to Grow Your Business
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An overview on how to start podcasting and how it helps grow your business. This workshop covers the basics of starting with an idea, planning out episodes, getting the right recording equipment, finding a media host, and getting it published. I also go into detail about how to get your first listeners. Here is a link to our show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wellattended-event-theatre/id1137237847 Here is the show on our website: https://wellattended.com/podcast

Speakers
avatar for William Rader

William Rader

Founder, WellAttended
William Rader is the Founder of WellAttended - a simple way for theatres and artists to manage their box offices and increase their ticket sales.. He is also a professional magician working with clients such as Prudential, MassMutual, Craftsy, Agilent, and Radix.



Friday March 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

10:00am MST

Marketing with an authentic voice
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For online, digital, or new products, the number one marketing advice that people will offer is "make sure your voice is authentic."

Well what does that really mean? How do you write authentic sales content? How do you create an honest conversation with your customers to create credibility and become a trusted service rather than be perceived as a snake oil salesman?

To aid you in understanding what an "authentic voice is" sit down with a panel of writers and businesses who have created an authentic voice in the crowded market and learn the simple steps you can take to improve your businesses message and make sure that it is less about tricking customers into purchasing something and more about creating a trusting relationships.

Moderators
avatar for James Lopez

James Lopez

Magician/Copywriter, Freelance Copywriter
James Lopez is a magician and freelance writer based out of Denver, CO. He specializes in close-up magic for corporate cocktail parties and events. James is also a public speaker, known to jump on the storytelling circuit, and a full-time copywriter working with companies all over... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Jarrow

Jonathan Jarrow

Founder, Harbinger Coffee
Coffee industry veteran of 13 years. Former head roaster at Ipsento Coffee in Chicago. 2011 NCRBrC Champion. Founded Harbinger Coffee in 2011. Authenticity in marketing is much more than posting pretty and cool photos to social media. The actual execution of your day to day business... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Shannon

Kyle Shannon

Founder & CEO, Storyvine
My background and skills are eclectic, but a common thread that has emerged is storytelling in one form or another. I'm a professionally trained writer and actor who's found a way to apply my skills and passions to projects and companies ranging from Inventing, Patenting and Manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Seth Silvers

Seth Silvers

Founder, Story On
Seth Silvers founded Story On in 2015 as after developing frustration with shallow marketing and a passion for helping businesses market through stories. Story On works with brands who are confident their work is changing lives but frustrated with knowing how to effectively grow their... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Downtown Artery

10:00am MST

UX for Startups - A Primer for Understanding Your Customers
Limited Capacity filling up

For a startup, understanding your customers may mean the difference between simply shipping, and taking the market by storm. But with tight budgets, and aggressive timelines, how do you include user experience and get the best value for the investment? With a simple process: Learn, Build, Measure, Iterate We’ll help you strike fast with products & services that connect with customers and marketing pitches that entice them. Learn - By far the most important principle in User Experience is 'Know Thy User,' it's how you create great experiences. User Experience is an essential component of understanding your customers, how to connect with them and create products & services that draw them in. Build - Too often when you build your Products and Services, you do so from your own experience, which means you end up designing and building for yourself. By incorporating what you’ve learned into the building process and creating touchstones to keep a laser focus on your customers you will build better products, increase sales and build customer loyalty. Measure - What’s the biggest problem with your current product or service? What new features are your customers most interested in? What’s the difference between ‘it’s fine’ and ‘I’ll never buy anyone else’s?’ While the answer is difference for every company, every product, find out how to answer these questions for your company, your products. Iterate - You did that one thing, that one time to improve your products & services, so you’re good, right? How to keep the momentum going, building a cyclical process to build stronger relationships with your customers and a deeper understand of what they want. By infusing this process into your organization’s culture you’ll learn how to always be in motion, keeping steps ahead of the competition.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

UX Evangelist, NoCoUX (Northern Colorado User Exeperience)
Since the beginning of my career, I have been obsessed with trying to make user’s experiences better. It started out as superior customer service, grew into Usability in business to consumer (B2C) e-commerce and blossomed as a certified User Experience (UX) manager of UX and web... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

11:00am MST

Visualize Your Brand
Limited Capacity filling up

Marketing in today's market is increasingly reliant on a visual presence that represents your brand. Learn why video, graphic images and photos are essential to your marketing toolkit. 

Moderators
avatar for Doug Usher

Doug Usher

Founder & Owner, VIA
Doug Usher graduated Loyola Marymount University with a degree in film production in 2004. He went on to study directing under David Fincher and has produced and directed over one hundred film, TV and commercial projects to date. While working in Los Angeles, Doug produced and edited... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Alcorn

Amy Alcorn

Marketing Director, Aspen Grove Marketing
Amy Alcorn is the Marketing Director at Aspen Grove Marketing. She works to help local businesses connect with their customers through multiple digital marketing channels. One thing Amy loves about social media is that it creates another place for people and businesses to connect... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Edmiston

Patrick Edmiston

Founder & Owner, PHOCO
Patrick Edmiston is a photographer and creative entrepreneur. Based in Colorado, his work takes him around the globe. Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, Patrick was active in both sports and the arts. After receiving his BFA in Design (architecture) from the University of Florida... Read More →
avatar for Gretchen Gaede

Gretchen Gaede

A-Train Marketing, President, Co-Founder
Gretchen Gaede co-founded A-Train Marketing Communications, Inc. in 1998 with a mission of helping drive the greater good through creative and strategic marketing, branding, advertising and digital solutions that are designed to gain aggressive results for clients worldwide.Beyond... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Kroneberger

Kelli Kroneberger

Photographer
Kelli has been an artist and entrepreneur since she can remember. On small and large scales her work has included photography, painting, creative consulting, start up businesses, and everything in between. All of which have no doubt influenced her artistic style, and she’s able... Read More →
avatar for Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Crescent Sun Pictures Inc
Steve Roberts is an award-winning cinematographer/director of photography with more than 20 years of experience filming narrative fiction, commercials, documentaries and travel television. With a well-rounded mix of technical expertise and creative artistry, Roberts is committed to... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Community Creative Center - Idea Lab

1:30pm MST

The Typo that Cost $620 Million
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What do NASA, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. government have in common? They've all paid the price of a missing hyphen, misplaced comma, or rogue letter.

Hear the true stories of companies that have lost millions of dollars, trashed their reputations, and even gone out of business because of one typo. 

In today’s world of instant connection, Autocorrect, and the ubiquitous screenshot, one mistake can spread around the world and take on a life of its own—with just the click of a button. 

Learn why it’s worth the time and money to hire a copyeditor or proofreader to look over your company’s written content (including proposals, whitepapers, contracts, blog posts, email newsletters, and marketing collateral) before you click “send.”

Speakers
avatar for Molly McCowan

Molly McCowan

Lead Word Nerd, Inkbot Editing
If you’re serious about being a successful writer—whatever success means to you—Molly McCowan and the team at Inkbot Editing can help. Molly’s expertise as a developmental editor and copyeditor of fiction and nonfiction has helped authors, subject matter experts, storytellers... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm MST
Community Creative Center - Idea Lab

2:30pm MST

How to Self-Publish a Book Without Losing Your Shirt or Your Soul
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ariana will share the story of how she applied Lean Startup Principles to write and self-publish her first book, A Misfit Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Business Your Way so it was profitable within a few weeks of it’s release. She will then challenge attendees to begin re-imagining their idea with a Lean Startup lens and provide insight into how to maintain your soul while steadying yourself for success. This engaging and fun talk is relevant to anyone embarking on a creative endeavor that is entrepreneurial in nature.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Community Creative Center - Idea Lab

3:00pm MST

Fine Art Film: Video and Film-making in Colorado
Limited Capacity filling up

Film Making in Colorado is a growing industry. Hear a discussion about opportunities and challenges facing the film businesses in colorado, trends across the industry and resources video and film creators can capitalize on. 

Speakers
avatar for Windy Borman

Windy Borman

Board Chair, Women in Film and Media Colorado
Windy Borman, MST is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of DVA Productions. She is currently the Executive Producer and Director of the groundbreaking documentary, "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”. Prior successes include directing and producing the... Read More →
avatar for John Crockett

John Crockett

Co-Founder, AEC Productions & Front Range Acting Studio
John Crockett has worked in the entertainment industry for over 16 years. He has worked as an actor, writer, director, producer, talent coach, improvisational artist, and executive producer. John is the exclusive director for The Institution Comedic Group, a regional theatrical performing... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Potts

Courtney Potts

Deputy Film Commissioner, Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
She received her B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago and majored in film studies and Italian. After careers in legal administration and accounting, Courtney began film editing and other post-production freelancing in the Denver independent film community. In October 2012, Courtney... Read More →
avatar for Doug Usher

Doug Usher

Founder & Owner, VIA
Doug Usher graduated Loyola Marymount University with a degree in film production in 2004. He went on to study directing under David Fincher and has produced and directed over one hundred film, TV and commercial projects to date. While working in Los Angeles, Doug produced and edited... Read More →
avatar for Chris Winslow

Chris Winslow

Executive Director, Fort Collins Public Media
Chris is from the beautiful state of New Hampshire and have an extensive background in music and photography. He is driven to get cameras into the hands of those that create and let them run wild; while educating them on the principles of quality video production. He appreciates the... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm MST
Community Creative Center - Gallery

5:30pm MST

First Friday Gallery Sneak Peek
Limited Capacity seats available

Downtown Artery opens their doors early this First Friday Gallery Walk for FCSW Attendees. Beat the crowds and get the first look at another highly anticipated new exhibition of art. 

The #FCSW17 volunteer crew thanks our friends and neighbors at New Belgium Brewing for giving back to our community and providing libations for this event.

About Gallery Walk:
Historic Downtown Fort Collins is home to a vibrant art community! Each month, our fine and “folk” art galleries display new showings and open their doors for this self-guided walking tour. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.


Friday March 3, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm MST
Downtown Artery

6:00pm MST

Entrepreneur Horror Stories with The Comedy Brewers! + First Friday Gallery Walk Reception + DAAAAAANNNCCEEE PPPAAARRRTTY!!!!!!
Limited Capacity filling up

Entrepreneur Horror Stories
You think you know... but you don't... What lurks beneath the fancy title of entrepreneur is never what you expect. Horror knows no bounds. These are the tales of the survivors. Enjoy an adult beverage and have a laugh at lessons learned and mishaps as the Fort Collins Comedy Brewers perform improv to story telling by Nick Holland. All stories are made anonymous with names removed.

Submit your horr stories here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1VKQXlqhoKJ-mHapqlzw9vIMqIqyxSwZmfLN59hzYbBUkoQ/viewform

First Friday Gallery Walk & Reception
Historic Downtown Fort Collins is home to a vibrant art community!
Each month, our fine and “folk” art galleries display new showings and open their doors for this self-guided walking tour. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Nick Holland is an actor, writer, artist, and filmmaker in Fort Collins, Colorado. He studied Theatre at CSU, and has been active in local comedy, theatre, and film for the last ten years.
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Heather Johnson

Owner/Teacher, La-De-Da Performing Arts
Heather Ostberg Johnson wears many hats as an artist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Heather co-owns La-De-Da Performing Arts offering theatre and improv classes for all ages. She is a founding member of Comedy Brewers and has been performing improv for 11 years. Heather’s passion for... Read More →

Organizers
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Aari Lotfipour

CEO & Founder, Jalapeno Inventive
Aari is the co-founder and CEO of Jalapeño Inventive. He began dabbling in cryptocurrency trading and launched the company in San Antonio, Texas in 2014 with the desire to make cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. After moving the company to Fort Collins in 2015 he established... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

6:00pm MST

The StART Show - First Friday Gallery Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

"The stART show" for Fort Collins Startup Week 2017

DATES: Friday March 3, 2017 (Start Up Week 3/27- 3/3)
HOURS: 6-9:00pm on 3/3/17
WHERE: Community Creative Center in Fort Collins (200 Mathews St, Fort Collins 80524)
COST: FREE

Presented by: The Downtown Fort Collins Creative DistrictFort Collins Startup WeekCreate Places, and Community Creative Center in Fort Collins , First Friday Gallery Walk craft beer sponsor: New Belgium Brewing 

First Friday Gallery Walk: festivities including live painting all day long on Friday, March 3rd - festivities and beer from 6-9:00pm.
The volunteers organizing Fort Collins Startup Week thank our friends and neighbors at New Belgium Brewing for generously providing craft brews for the occasion. 

A wide variety of artists from all around Fort Collins present their artwork and talent on the walls of the Community Creative Center's galleries for people attending the 2017 Fort Collins Startup Week. It is the backdrop for the week long business development programming including panels about tech, creative industry, food production, startups and more. 

Featured on First Friday Gallery Walk (Friday 3/3) we will also be showcasing live mural painting by artists Ryan Guillaume and Lindee Zimmer!

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Historic Downtown Fort Collins is home to a vibrant art community! Each month, the Community Creative Center galleries display new showings and open their doors at the heart of this self-guided walking tour. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.
 

Friday March 3, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm MST
Community Creative Center - Gallery