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This Arts + Environmental Sustainability Forum will focus on the intersection of science, creativity, and community action to foster awareness and engagement to combat climate change. We will explore how arts can spark vital conversations and bring communities together. How arts can tackle issues of environmental justice. How arts can change narratives and reimagine new futures. How arts can partner with business and civic leaders to achieve shared goals. How arts can stimulate real action.

Patrick Chandler, PhD, Art and science partnership researcher and educator
—Chelsea Hackett, PhD, Executive Director, SPEAK and Education Director, Side by Side
—Marda Kirn, Executive Director, EcoArts Connections
—Ian Roche, West Slope Field Manager & COBA Program Lead, Conservation Colorado
—Regan Rosburg, Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Panel Moderator: Sam Brasch, Climate / Environment Reporter, Colorado Public Radio


5:00 pm Networking Reception, bar, and food open, art galleries open

5:45 pm Opening Remarks

6:00 pm Panel Discussion, Q&A, Case Studies

7:00 pm Closing Remarks

7:15 pm Networking continues, desserts, art galleries, and gardens open

8:00 pm Conclusion


In addition to engaging speakers and dialogue, the Forum will include a networking reception with beer, wine, kombucha and delicious food. Guests will also be invited to explore the art galleries in the new Freyer – Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens. On exhibit will be Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling.

This event is part of CBCA’s ongoing Arts + Industry Forum Series. A second Forum on Arts + Environmental Sustainability will be hosted on October 13 in Basalt at TACAW, the first net-zero performing arts facility in the country.

In order to protect your health and the health of our community, CBCA has implemented the following safety protocols, which will be updated periodically in accordance with CDC, state and local recommendations. For standalone events, CBCA will follow the host venues’ health and safety standards, maintain compliance with local and state mandates, and will encourage masking and social distancing to the extent possible. We appreciate your cooperation to respect and adhere to all COVID safety measures of our host venues and partners. Click HERE for more information on Denver Botanic Garden’s policy. If you have any questions on these policies, please contact CBCA at main@cbca.org.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event, you consent to your image/likeness, voice, and/or name being used in photographs and/or film, and any reproductions or adaptations thereafter, by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) for utilization in any and all print and digital media in perpetuity. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please contact CBCA at main@cbca.org

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Arts + Environmental Sustainability Forum


May 26, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$25 – $35
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Freyer – Newman Center
909 York St
Denver, CO 80206
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(720) 865-3500


Colorado Business Committe for the Arts

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