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The Economy of the Creative Class, presented by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Big Ideas for Breakfast: Resiliency in our Local Economy

ISSP and  Net Impact Portland have joined forces to host a series of networking and dialogue meetings built around the topic of creating a local, resilient economy.  This breakfast series is intended to give members of the local sustainability community a chance to enjoy a breakfast while networking, learning and co-creating ideas that will help take Portland to the next level of sustainability.

Tuesday, February 12 @ 7:30am

“Arts and Inspiration in a Resilient Economy”

A "performative talk" by Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Executive Director, PHAME Academy

Tech may boom and bust. Manufacturing will rise and fall. But the arts will always sustain our communities and our economies. PHAME Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin – a nonprofit executive, emerging arts leader, musician and writer – leads a conversation about Portland’s resilient arts economy, and the cornerstone role that artists, arts collectives and organizations play in it.


Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
550 SW Oak Street, | Portland, OR 97204


About Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Stephen Marc Beaudoin – winner of the 2011 Skidmore Prize for excellence in emerging nonprofit leadership – is a nonprofit executive with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management, arts and culture leadership, fundraising, communications/marketing and special events.
As Executive Director of PHAME, Portland's acclaimed fine and performing arts academy for young and older adults with developmental disabilities, Beaudoin leads a fast-emerging nonprofit with a nearly half-million dollar budget, and a staff of 20. Under Beaudoin's leadership, PHAME has tripled its annual operating budget in three years, grown its student body and programs to serve over 100 students and an audience of more than 10,000 annually, and dramatically increased PHAME's public profile with pervasive media coverage, strong social media engagement, and inclusive collaborations with marquee Portland performers and artists including Pink Martini, Storm Large, actors Amy Beth Frankel and Isaac Lamb and many more.
Prior to PHAME, Beaudoin worked as Assistant Director of The Fenway Alliance, a consortium of cultural and educational institutions in Boston’s Fenway Cultural District, on initiatives including collaborative marketing, cultural access and major infrastructure projects. He has also held positions with American Composer’s Forum, Vox Consort and Chamber Music Northwest among others, and consulted in organizational development, fundraising and marketing/communications with over a dozen nonprofits. In Portland, Beaudoin has produced two large-scale benefit concerts for Mercy Corps at the Aladdin Theater, "Songs for Haiti" and "From Oregon, With Love," each in response to a global humanitarian disaster which together raised over $380,000 in total for Mercy Corps aid.

Additionally, Beaudoin has a long career in professional performance, as a singer, actor, stage director and writer. He has recorded and toured with acclaimed world pop ensemble Pink Martini, and performed as soloist with the Portland Cello Project and Fear No Music. Beaudoin was appointed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to the board of directors of Oregon Humanities in 2011, and is an active volunteer and supporter of organizations including Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, Fear No Music and Mercy Corps.


February 12, 2013 7:15 AM   through   9:00 AM PT
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street
United States
Mobile: 503-284-9132
Non member price (members use discount code for $4 off) $ 32.00

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