Giant Steps takes place this Friday at the Dowling Theater at The Guthrie!!
Giant Steps is an annual event in the Twin Cities specializing in putting valuable knowledge, information, networking, and other key skills in the hands of those we need it. This conference is of importance to you If you are an aspiring or established; musician, visual artist, restaurant owner, graphic designer, art gallery owner, photographer, journalist, videographer, and just about any other profession that requires you to network, use social networking, engage with customers, use creative marketing techniques, and a host of other important business functions.
Some of this years topics being discussed and/or covered are:
-Making A Living while being a "Struggling Artist"
-Basics Of Intellectual Property
-Building A Brand
+Many More. View a Giant Steps schedule.
-Some of the scheduled guest include:
Robyne Robinson: Emmy winning journalist, artist, community activist, and more!
I Self Devine: Rhymesayers Recording Artist, Community Activist, TC Hip Hop Pioneer!
Wing Young Huie: Award Winning Twin Cities Photographer
Desdamona: MC, Poet, Community Activist
Maurice Blanks: Co-Founder & COO of Blu Dot Modern Home Furnishings
May Lee Yang: Playwright, Poet, Prose Writer, and Performance Artist
David Lewis: Founder of Riot Act Media and educator at McNally Smith College
Maria Isa: Recording Artist and Community Activist
BK-One: Rhymesayers Recording Artist, DJ, and Producer
Mayda: Fast-Rising Twin CIties Recording Artist/Performer
Steve Cole: Jazz Musician and Chair of the Music Business Division at the McNally Smith College of Music
Jennifer Pritchett: Owner of Smitten Kitten
Mark Fox: Founding Partner of Fox Tax
MaLLy: Twin Cities Recording Artist
Dawn Mikkelson: Film Maker, Journalist, and Founder of Emergence Pictures
Kenneth Kunkle:Minnesota Lawyer
Jon Goodman: Founder of sneaker design and apparel company, JGoods
Laura Zabel: Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts
Ted Kozlowski: President of DemandQuest
K Raydio: Twin Cities based Singer/Song-Writer
Danny Schwartzman: Owner Of Common Roots Cafe
Catherine Reid Day: Founder of Storyslices™
Esther Robinson: Founder & Director of ArtHome
Joe Spencer: Director of Arts & Culture for Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
Nick Kosevich: Co-Proprietor of Bittercube
Tony Simmons: Program Director at High School for Recording Arts and Chief Operating Officer of Studio 4
Betsy McDermott Altheimer: Associate Director at Springboard for the Arts
Marcus Genzlinger: Chief Thought Officer at Fresh Marketing Group
Brooke Michaelson: Twin Cities Photographer
Wally Agboola: CEO and Founder of Wally Agboola Productions (Film and Photography)
Kevin Beacham: That is me :)
Don't miss this great opportunity to expand your knowledge and meet some great people. Hope to see you there this Friday!
Giant Steps 2011 Basic Schedule
Conference/Learning Sessions: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Concert/After-Party: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.