I’m currently sitting in my hotel room, drinking tea from my new “Christkindlmarket” mug hoping my flight gets out tomorrow. It’s just started snowing pretty hard with winds creating potential whiteout conditions. As I mentioned earlier, I went to Chicago to help The College of Arts and Media with recruitment at The Midwest Clinic. (If … Continue reading Art is Everywhere: Chi Town
What’s in Chicago in the middle of winter? That’s right, The Midwest Clinic. The international band and orchestra conference. Because nothing says “location, location, location” like holding a conference largely reliant on metal things being held against peoples’ lips in sub-zero temperatures. Think Flick from A Christmas Story in the famous flag pole licking scene. … Continue reading Recruiting at The Midwest Clinic
Wow. What an amazing experience and sense of the surreal. Upon returning home, I took a nap, and when I woke up, I thought, "wow, did a whole week just fly by? Or was that whole thing a dream?" But as evidenced by my suitcase full of business cards and schwag—and my vivid memories of … Continue reading Sad to Go, Excited to Sleep, Filled with Vision
What a way to end a week. Woke up bright and early to stand in line at 7:15 am for the “Let Girls Learn” keynote with Michelle Obama, Sophia Bush, Missy Elliott, and Diane Warren, moderated by the one and only Queen Latifah. It was absolutely amazing and worth the wait (the keynote didn’t start … Continue reading Final Day, FLOTUS, and Friends
If you read my bio, or know me personally, you probably know that I love stories. So, given that, I thought I’d start my blog post with a funny story. As a self proclaimed “newbie” to SXSW, I must admit, I made my first SXSW faux pas. I’m the type of person who plans out … Continue reading Blockchain and Bitcoin, Faux Pas, and Other Words
Today I got to pick up my Music Badge for SXSW! During the course of the day I listened to international product pitches, went into an audio interactive art piece, sat on the dock of the Colorado River, went to an amazing panel, saw a great documentary series premiere, and went into the coolest music … Continue reading Knowledge is my superpower.
Today my mission was to work the trade show booth for the College of Arts and Media. Since the music students can’t pick up their badges until Monday, this was the perfect day to hang out at the trade show. While we told over 100 people about CU Denver and CAM, over half of those … Continue reading Innovation in the Creative Industries
Today is the day we fly to Austin, Texas to embark on our SXSW journey with the College of Arts and Media. It’s all becoming very real that this is happening. I think I have everything, but I feel like I’m bringing too much and forgetting something at the same time. Nonetheless, I’m here, sitting … Continue reading The Journey Begins…