The Creative Cities 2.0 Summit (CCS2), taking place October 13-15, 2008, in Detroit will provide a next-generation look at how communities are integrating innovation, social entrepreneurship, arts & culture and business to make vibrant economies.
Highlights include a special Big Creative Three session on Tuesday, October 14 featuring Richard Florida, John Howkins and Charles Landry, the originators of the concepts of the "creative class", the "creative economy" and the "creative city" respectively.
A pre-conference "Unconference" with the theme of "Detroit 2.0" will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 12 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
. There is a nominal $10 registration fee for the day. An unconference, which has its origins in the technology community, is a facilitated, participant-driven, face-to-face conference around a theme or purpose.
The summit brings together change agents including architects, designers, urban planners, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, students, educators and community leaders to share their experiences, their projects, their successes and failures as together we re-imagine cities.
The conference fee is $300.
For more information or to register for both the Unconference and CCS2, go online to http://www.creativecitiessummit.com