Dent:Blend is a fantastic one-day, community powered Dent experience that seeks to bring the experience and vision of the annual Dent conference to new communities across the country. The very first one was hosted in October 2017 by Dean Browell, and Dean will once again be our host for our 2018 edition.
As with last year’s event, we seek to create a unique experience to explore our future and our past through the lens of innovative leadership and creativity while simultaneously immersing ourselves in our beautiful surroundings and exploring all that Richmond has to offer.
Featured Speakers, Activities, and More:
Angela Hamilton, Quupe
Dontrese Brown, Cristo Rey Richmond High School Board
Richard Hammer, GoJourni
Diana Burkett, VCU School of Education
David Campbell, founder of the Franklin County Times
Mike Hiller, Strangeways Brewing (VA)
Erik Lars Myers, Mystery Brewing (NC)
Jason Alley, Comfort/Pasture/Flora/etc.
Todd Densmore, Filmmaker
The Poe Museum
Unofficial Theme(s): “Past Informing Future” or “Home inspiring/informing acts”
Friday, October 26, 2018
1401 East Cary Street, Suite 400
Richmond VA 23219
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Welcome/Lunch
2:00pm – 2:30pm – First Keynote: Angela Hamilton, Quupe
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Second Keynote: Dontrese Brown, Cristo Rey Richmond High School Board
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Break
3:30pm – 3:45pm – “Home” Presentation: Richard Hammer, GoJourni and Diana Burkett, VCU School of Education
3:45pm – 4:00pm – Introduce Activities
4:00pm – 5:30pm – Activities (Tastings/VR/Film)
Drinks / Mike Hiller, Strangeways Brewing (VA) & Erik Lars Myers, Mystery Brewing (NC)
Food / Jason Alley, Comfort/Pasture/Flora/etc.
Drinks / Reservoir Distillery
VR / GoJourni
Film / Todd Densmore
Ticket / The Poe Museum
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Break / Travel to Dinner (transportation provided)
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Dinner: Comfort
8:00pm – 8:30pm – Travel Back to Feedback (transportation provided)
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Third Keynote w/ Wine: David Campbell, founder of the Franklin County Times
9:00pm – ? – Closing Remarks & After Party
* Schedule subject to change.
New this year! An optional Saturday morning late breakfast get-together for out-of-town guests between 10:30am and noon (optional, no host) at Lulu’s in Shockoe Bottom.
The Courtyard Richmond Downtown & Residence Inn Richmond Downtown are literally across the street. Just a couple blocks away you’ll find the Omni Hotel Richmond and The Berkeley Hotel. Of course there are many other hotel and Air BnB options are nearby, those are simply the closest!