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Create wv team update 6.3.11


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Updated strategy and action plan for Create WV

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Create wv team update 6.3.11

  1. 1. Phase II: Unleashing Creativity 6.3.11
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Update on Create WV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission and Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs and Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create WV 2011 – 2012 Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So far… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall Summits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Conference </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About Create WV <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build creative communities for new economy growth to empower West Virginians at a local level to place themselves among the most innovative, dynamic, prosperous, creative communities in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Launched publicly June 2007 ( </li></ul><ul><li>Incubated from Vision Shared’s Creative Communities team ( </li></ul><ul><li>Independent organization as of Spring 2011 </li></ul>Here a diverse community of West Virginians comes together to create a West Virginia that thrives on innovation, artistic vision, connectivity, diversity, entrepreneurship, technology and growth. In short – a West Virginia for the New Economy.
  4. 4. Pillars and Strategies <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Empower communities and individuals with new economy/creative community awareness and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Incubate and launch social/commercial entrepreneurship projects </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for statewide policies and programs that make it easier to “create West Virginia” </li></ul><ul><li>Promote West Virginia as a great place to live and create </li></ul><ul><li>Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Place </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Leadership <ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Keith Pauley, CEO, MATRIC ( Technology, Entrepreneurship ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Swiger, Teacher, John Marshall High School ( Education, Place ) </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Groce, Exec Producer, Mountain Stage ( Place ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Coffield, Partner, Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso - Secretary/Treasurer ( Technology ) </li></ul><ul><li>Crystal Good, Poet/Marketing Director, Mythology LLC – Vice President ( Place, Diversity ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff James, CEO, Mythology LLC – President ( Entrepreneurship ) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking 1-3 additional </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul><ul><li>Gender/Ethnic/Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise/Industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education – Higher Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place – Arts, Sustainability, Commercial Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity/Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul>Executive Director <ul><li>Melissa Aguilar, Exec Director, Workforce West Virginia Region I </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pillar Initiative Leadership Category Board Oversight 2010 Initiative Leader 2011-2012 New Initiative Leader Quality of Place Mark Swiger, Larry Groce, Crystal Good Sarah Halstead, Mark Swiger ? Diversity Crystal Good Crystal Good ? Education Mark Swiger Tim McClung ? Technology Keith Pauley, Bob Coffield Amy Melton ? Entrepreneurship Jeff James, Keith Pauley Duane Thomas ?
  7. 7. Current Programs <ul><li>Community/Individual Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Four annual conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1,200 attendees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 – Stonewall Resort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 – Snowshoe Mountain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – Huntington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 – Wheeling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 25 Summits and Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 800 attendees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incubation Projects </li></ul><ul><li>The Block </li></ul><ul><li>DigiSo Center </li></ul>Policy <ul><li>Creative Community Pilot Program </li></ul>
  8. 8. Create WV’s Value Add Vision & Planning Fund-Raising Marketing Oversight Execution Management The Block DigiSo/WV State
  9. 9. 2011-2012 Plans Empowerment <ul><li>Create WV Regional Summits – Fall 2011 – Winter 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Campus events </li></ul><ul><li>Create WV Conference – Spring 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Create” team trainings, best practice sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Online content and new economy planning tools </li></ul>Incubation <ul><li>Angel investment fund </li></ul><ul><li>TechStars/Y Combinator- style incubator/accelerator program </li></ul><ul><li>Creative youth education and internship program </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar-focused social/commercial startups like The Block </li></ul>Policy <ul><li>Collaboration with “new economy” focused orgs for a unified legislative agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Communities Pilot Program </li></ul>Promotion <ul><li>New social/digital media focused web site </li></ul><ul><li>“ Create TV” – digital media channel to tell our stories </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with innovative media partners (e.g., WestViginiaVille,) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Create WV Summits – Fall 2011 <ul><li>What is It? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative experience that opens minds and builds desire for new economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase creative talent and opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning experience that equips citizens and leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase existing “create” teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How You Can Help! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core planning team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative talent and experience planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing/PR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional point person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with city and venue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rally local support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify local examples </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Create WV Regional Summits
  12. 12. Typical Agenda <ul><li>Afternoon Creative Community Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Leaders” – Updated, exciting review of creative community/new economy strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evening Creative Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music, art, technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day of Hands-On Learning – General Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship/Business Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts/Craft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology/Social Media/Digital Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education/Talent Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Community – Quality of Place - Diversity Exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evening Celebration </li></ul>
  13. 13. Create WV Conference – Spring 2012 <ul><li>A major “wow” experience for creative – and soon to be creative - West Virginians </li></ul><ul><li>FestivAll meets Maker Faire meets Idea Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced creative community building skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For existing comm/econ/nonprofit/biz leaders </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Let’s Create! “ Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” George Lois [email_address]