Detroit Hosting International Creative Cities Summit  October 13-15
[Register by Sept. 12 for Early Bird Prices!]

Detroit will host the second International Creative Cities Summit (CCS 2.0) on October 13-15.  It’s a next-generation look at how communities are integrating innovation, social entrepreneurship, arts & culture and business to make vibrant economies.  Register by Sept. 12, 2008 for the special $250 early bird special.

The summit features an exciting line-up of speakers and activities including Dr. Richard Florida, the author of international best-seller Rise of the Creative Class and the just released Who’s Your City, Charles Landry, author of The Art of City Making, and Majora Carter, co-founder of Green For All, a national green collar jobs initiative.

Information on the agenda (which includes an Oct. 12 “unconference”) speakers, sponsors and news about CCS 2.0 as well as registration and hotel information are available on the website

Participants will include architects, designers, urban planners, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, students, educators, community leaders and other creative professionals sharing their experiences, projects, successes and failures as they re-imagine and rethink cities.

CCS 2.0 is committed to hosting a green conference and $10 of every conference registration will go toward carbon offsets. The host hotel for the conference is the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Sun., Oct. 12 unconference theme is “Detroit 2.0” and will include Inside Detroit Experience walking and bus tours, Detroit After Dark, Taste of Michigan, and Detroit Music Showcase.  An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven, face-to-face conference around a theme or purpose.  The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) Cool Cities Team is a key organizer for the event.