Published October 6, 2015
Hundreds of Milwaukee creators and innovators will apply their ingenuity to some of the city’s most pressing community issues on Wednesday during the “Walk the Talk” Conference, presented jointly by Creative Alliance Milwaukee and Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE).
The conference, a merging of CAM’s annual Creative Milwaukee @ Work Summit and MiKE’s Flying Car event, will explore the intersection of creativity and innovation while using that intersection as a lens through which attendees seek solutions for challenges in education, talent attraction and retention, corporate innovation, Milwaukee neighborhoods, the environment and beyond.
Maggie Jacobus, president and chief executive officer of CAM, sees creativity and innovation as “two sides of the same coin” and tools to leverage in tackling broad community concerns that have layers of complications and ripples of impact.
When it comes to large-scale issues like education, talent and enhancing the community, creativity and innovation can affect approaches and solutions, Jacobus said, while those issues can inversely affect creativity and innovation.
Through the conference, which will unravel at more than 15 locations across the Historic Third Ward and Walker’s Point, CAM and MiKE will outline specific community challenges and highlight progress currently being made by a variety of stakeholders.