AEI Lab Online Symposium 2022

Wednesday, July 27

1:00pm - 5:00pm eastern

Featured Speakers


Michele Elam

Professor of Humanities & Faculty Associate Director, HAI
Stanford University



Lauren Ruffin




Sydney Skybetter

Choreographer & Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Brown University



Kamal Sinclair

Senior Director of Digital Innovation
The Music Center


Keynote Videos

Coming Soon: pre-recorded keynote presentations will be available online prior to the symposium

Event Schedule (EDT):

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Keynote Panel

This panel will convene our keynote speakers in a discussion moderated by Omari Rush.


2:30 - 2:45 PMBreak
2:45 - 4:15 PM

Midway: A Panel at the Intersection

Presented by CultureSource


Informed by the keynote panel discussion, this discussion highlights the multi-hat wearing creatives in the field: those who balance the perspectives of “boots on the ground” and a 3,000 foot view as both creatives/artists and art administrators. All working out of the Midwest, the panel brings together folks from all edges of the arts & culture sector to delve into the middle ground where data and inequities in the arts meet. 


4:15 - 4:30 PMBreak
4:30 - 5:00 PM


Presenters from the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab and CultureSource will wrap up the symposium series with final thoughts.


Event Partners and Funders