Creative Convergence at EMU

This year Eastern Michigan University is hosting Creative Convergence 2015. The event will cover issues facing Michigan in the 21st century such as tourism, government and the environment.

The event will feature speakers such as Alice Carle, the program director for The Kresge Foundation, and Mike Finney, the senior academic adviser for the State of Michigan.

“The creative sector is an element of society that all sectors interact with,” Debra Polich, president and CEO of The Arts Alliance, said in a statement. “These efforts result in a lot of positive things. We hope to use this event to inspire others working in the creative field while also showing community leaders what is possible when we work together to make communities better.”

The event is put together by The Arts Alliance which is an organization based out of Ann Arbor that advises organizations and businesses that are based in art, culture and creativity.

“Community engagement is something EMU is recognized for,” said Thomas Venner, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for us to work on building linkages with the arts through community engagement.”

The College of Arts and Sciences will also be supplying food and beverages for those in attendance.

The event will be March 19 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the EMU Student Center. Admission to the event will be $60 for the general public and $25 for students, but admission to the lunch and afternoon session will be $40.

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