Event description

Creative visionaries have always been pioneers, seeking affordable outposts that sit on the fringe of major cities as a means of survival without creative compromise. But in the last decade, thanks to the power of the connected world, ambitious designers, architects, marketers and filmmakers have found real success and influence working for global clients and on large scale projects from humble locales such as Brooklyn, Detroit, Austin and the East Bay, to name a few.

Innovation is happening far, far away from the established urban centers. Artists and entrepreneurs are flocking to outsider cities and neighborhoods beyond metropolitan sprawl, or even daring to stay in the sticks. As a result, they’re proving that location doesn’t impact the ambition of their ideas. Now, all you need to change the creative game is wifi and an airport.

Join us for a panel discussion on the new creative communities that are cropping up around the East Bay, and beyond.