Vanguard Culture presents an evening of great conversation, delicious food, and creative networking. This event addresses the creative and intellectual nature of inspiration in the visual, performing, and culinary arts.
6pm-7pm Pre-show Mixer: $15
Featuring delicious appetizers and wine samples from the Valle de Guadalupe, INSPIRE activities, and complimentary admission to the MOPA’s exhibition Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography 2000-2015. Pre-show mixer participants will be prompted to engage in activities and discussions about what they find inspiring on a personal level.
7:00 pm Program: $20-$25
8 Creative Industry Leaders will be tasked with answering the question: “What Inspires You?” in the rapid-fire presentation style of 20 slides @ 20 seconds each.
Hosted by WILL MARRÉ, Acclaimed Speaker, Moderator, Educator, Author, & Emmy® winner. Co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center which brought The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to millions worldwide.
Confirmed speakers: David Bennett (Managing Director of the San Diego Opera), Ingrid Croce (Restauranteur, Visual Artist & Arts Advocate), Thierry Brouard (Co-founder of Premium Paris & Internationally recognized French fashion photographer), Roxana Velasquez (Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art), Deborah Klochko (Executive Director & Chief Curator of Museum of Photographic Arts), Peter Kalivas (Executive Director of the PGK Dance Project), Debra McGinty Poteet (prolific local art collector), and Maxine Mahon (Executive Director of the California Ballet Company).