Global Business Forum

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The Creative Economy: Global Issues in Culture and the Arts

Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in Room 143-144 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation, Baylor University, 1621 S. 3rd St., Waco, TX

This year's Global Business Forum is held in coordination with Spotlight Japan 2020.

Monday, March 23, 2020

3:30p-4:45p – Film: “The Price of Everything”

A deep-dive documentary into the global art market, featuring the roles of artists, collectors, dealers, and auctioneers. When it premiered at Sundance, it generated over 50 reviews and interviews, including this one: “If you’re a devotee of the arts, an artist, or just a fan of good documentary filmmaking, check out The Price of Everything as soon as you can.” - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

6:00p-7:30p Film: “Miss Hokusai,” Bennett Auditorium

In Japanese with English subtitles.  An anime film, set in Edo in 1814, telling the story of Katsushika Ōi, a young artist, who worked in the shadow of her father Hokusai. Presented in the World Cinema Series sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

6:30p-8:30p – Opening Dinner, Foster 250, *registration required*

The Honorable Rachel McCormick, Consul General of Canada

Thursday, March 26, 2020

9:30a-10:45a – Arts and Culture in a Global Setting

Ambassador Lisa Guillermin Gable, CEO of FARE and former Commissioner General to the World Expo in Aichi, Japan

John Zarobell , Chair of International Studies, University of San Francisco, and author of Art and the Global Economy

11:00a-12:15p – Public Policy and the Arts

David Holland, Director of Public Policy at the Western States Arts Federation

Stephanie Whallon,  Director of the Texas Film Commission

Moderator, Fiona Bond, Founding Director of Creative Waco

12:30p-1:45p – Luncheon, Foster 250*registration required*

The Honorable Hideo Fukushima, Consul General of Japan

2:00p-3:15p – The Business of Dance and the Performing Arts

Pia Catton,  Development and Marketing Manager at National Dance Institute

Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Artistic Director, Elisa Monte Dance

Moderator, Tyrha Linsey Warren, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing at Baylor University and former director of publications for UniWorld Group, LAI Communications, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

3:30p-4:45p – Public Support for the Arts

Amy Lewis Hofland, Executive Director of the Crow Museum of Asian Art

Katherine Wagner, CEO of the North Texas Business Council for the Arts

Moderator, David Jortner, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in Theatre Arts at Baylor University

5:30p-7:00p – Reception, Foster 250

7:30p – “Enjoy,”   Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center  Ticket Information Here

A play by Toshiki Okada, translated by Aya Ogawa, directed by David Jortner

Friday, March 27

2:00PM  Global Issues Challenge – student competition


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