Akron, Ohio // June 2-4, 2017

League fellows, leaders, creators, makers and partners of the League of Creative Interventionists will convene in June to reflect on their work, learn from each other and leaders in the field, and plan future projects. League Fellows hailing from Philadelphia, Akron, Charlotte, and Wichita chapters will be in attendance along with visiting speakers. Supported by special guests and partners, the fellows will work together to create a group creative intervention to be displayed in Akron. Fellows will come away inspired and ready to elevate their work in their cities.   

Friday June 2 // SETTING THE STAGE

9:00am-11:30am      Speaker sessions featuring:

  • Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow, Kresge Foundation
  • League of Creative Interventionists staff
  • Kyle Kutuchief, Akron Program Director, Knight Foundation
  • League Fellows from Akron, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Wichita

11:30am-12:30         Presentation of Intervention Theme + Brainstorm

12:30pm-1:30pm     Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm       Downtown Akron Study Tour with Downtown Akron Partnership

3:00pm-5:00pm       Breakout sessions + brainstorming featuring:

  • Kate Catherall, Founder, CHORUS
  • League of Creative Interventionists staff

5:00pm-6:30pm       Free time

6:30pm-9:00pm       Group dinners

Saturday June 3 // ACTION

9:00am-9:30am         Speaker sessions featuring:

  • Bridget Marquis, Director, Reimagining the Civic Commons
  • Dan Rice, President and CEO, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

9:30am-11:30am      Towpath Trail + Summit Lake Study Tour 

11:30am-12:30pm   Lunch

12:30pm-3:30pm     Creative Intervention build

4:00pm                         End of day

Sunday June 4 // WHAT'S NEXT

9:00am-10:00am     Recap

10:00am-11:00am  North Hill Study Tour with Katie Beck, Better Block Foundation

11:00am-12:00pm  Wrap up/farewells

Speakers + Participants

  • Courtney Bengston, Wichita Community Foundation
  • Better Block Foundation
  • Kate Catherall, CHORUS
  • Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow, Kresge Foundation
  • Kyle Kutuchief, Knight Foundation
  • Bridget Marquis, Reimagining the Civic Commons
  • Dan Rice, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

LOCI Leaders

  • Hunter Franks, Founder + Artistic Director
  • Anne Koller, Programs Director
  • Michelle Zucker, Community Manager


  • Claudia Amaro, Wichita
  • Stephanie Barrale, Philadelphia
  • Katie Beck, Akron
  • Maria Elena, Wichita
  • Dray Evans, Akron
  • Quintel Gwinn, Charlotte
  • Rebecca Henderson, Charlotte
  • Alex Pemberton, Wichita
  • Dave Ramsey, Philadelphia
  • Meghan Shane, Akron
  • Celeste Sumo, Philadelphia
  • David Swirsky, Akron
  • Jenny Wiley, Wichita

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