Creativity and Innovation through Adversity
Dent:Blend Richmond is a one-day leadership experience that seeks to bring the experience and vision of the annual Dent conference to new communities across the country. In Richmond, VA this October we are creating a unique experience to explore our future and our past through the lens of innovative leadership and creativity.
Jaime Fawcett, Executive Director of The Poe Museum
Richard Hammer, CIO of GoJourni
Jerry Hoak, SVP and Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency
Christine Morris, City of Norfolk Chief Resiliency Officer
Jason Alley, Chef/partner of Comfort, Pasture, Flora, and Sur Taco
David Goode of Piedmont Hops
Brad Hansen, Winemaker an General Manager of Prince Michel Winery
Mike Hiller, Brewmaster of Strangeways Brewing Company
Dent:Blend runs from noon to midnight, and people are encouraged to plan to stay for the entire experience. Lunch and Dinner are provided, and the participation is unbeatable.
12:00pm – Welcome & Introductions
First Keynote Talk, “Creativity Through Adversity” – Jerry Hoak, SVP and Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency
Second Keynote Talk, “Innovation Through Adversity” – Christine Morris, City of Norfolk Chief Resiliency Officer on preserving a city of the future
Canal boat tour
Activity: “Crops, Hops, and Grapes in Adversity” – featuring Brad Hansen, Winemaker an General Manager of Prince Michel Winery; Jason Alley, Chef/partner of Comfort, Pasture, Flora, and Sur Taco & Sandwich; David Goode of Piedmont Hops; and local brewmaster and beer curator Mike Hiller
Activity: “VR in The Commonwealth” – presented by GoJourni
Tour & Travel to Dinner (walk or drive)
Dinner Offsite – Major announcement to come!
Travel back to Feedback
Third Keynote Talk, “Lessons From Poe (Creativity and Innovation Through Adversity, Redux” – Jaime Fawcett, Executive Director of The Poe Museum
Closing Remarks & After Party
Exact schedule and lineup subject to change.
If you’re interested in attending Dent:Blend Richmond, you can register here.
Out of Town Guests:
The Courtyard Richmond Downtown and Residence Inn Richmond Downtown are across the street from the event, with Omni Richmond, The Berkeley Hotel, and others within walking distance as well.
What is Dent?
Dent creates and supports a community of entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” We began as an annual conference but quickly developed into a strong community of people who call themselves “Denters.” The name Dent comes from the Steve Jobs quote: “we’re here to put a dent in the universe, why else even be here?”
The annual Dent conference focuses on drawing actionable insights from the stories of others and building an environment where peers from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise are encouraged to build meaningful relationships through conversation and shared experience. In addition to an annual conference, now hosted in Yountville, CA, Dent works to engage with Denters throughout the year and provide opportunities for them to connect with each other and forge the kinds of connections that lead to powerful collaborations.