RSVP for Free Tickets: The NCAN summit mission is to connect the arts and business communities for mutually beneficial interactions. Our goals include demonstrating the value of the arts in enhancing economic growth through increased tourism and community branding, building a stronger more competent workforce and supplying the creativity needed for future generations of prosperity. This summit will address the why, how and who for corporate, civic and business collaborations with the arts. You need the arts and the arts need you.
Partnership with Mike Cully, executive director, North County Economic Development Council:
“As we strive to make the San Diego North County region the premier place to live, work and play – we need to focus on the significant impact the arts industry has on the quality of life here. There are thousands of residents in our region with a wealth of talent and a powerful desire to promote and build this industry, and the San Diego North County Economic Development Council strongly supports this effort. Art enhances life and drives economic growth. It’s a very tangible element in our region and one that often makes the difference when working to attract business. It is for these reasons that we support NCAN’s efforts to highlight this industry and shine a spotlight on its contributions to North County.”
Key Note speaker: Randy Cohen, American for the Arts speaking about the financial impact of the arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDgD8sMtcvk
Moderator: John Eger: Van Deerlin Endowed Chair in Communications and Public Policy. Director, Creative Economy Initiative, San Diego State University School of Journalism and Media Studies, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
David Malmuth, Partner, I.D.E.A. Partners
Peter Ronchetti, General Manager, Legoland
Susan Bruinzeel, Sr. Director of Planning and Research for the San Diego Tourism Authority
NCAN: Uniting the arts to invigorate the quality of life and prosperity in our region via the power of collective impact to leverage and maximize support for our creative community. Funding for the summit was provided by grants from the County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program and Community Enhancement Program.