Posted by Crystal Pepperdine, Founder and Executive Director of Flint Handmade
On Friday, October 14, 2011, I participated in the [IN]spire Conference at the University of Michigan-Flint hosted by University Outreach's Innovation Incubator.
[IN]spire focused on creativity, innovation and social entrepreneurship. Flint Handmade hosted and information table and I presented in the Creativity & Commerce Track.
Nicole (l) volunteered to help me staff the information table in the morning. Thanks, Nicole!
Cade staffed the table next to us for the Flint River Corridor Alliance...and he proudly showed off his wallet made from neckties that he purchased from Aisle 3 at a Flint Handmade Craft Market! Look for a possible collaboration between Flint Handmade and the Flint River Corridor Alliance in Summer 2012!
Dan was a conference attendee in desperate need of a keychain. Good thing we were handing out FREE Scrabble Tile keychains with the letter "I" for INSPIRE!
Toe helped staff the table in the afternoon. We loved our sunny spot in the atrium.
I spoke on a panel with Chris from Rust Belt Market (l) and Sarah Reed from ART FROM THE HEART. I will be posting a recap of my recent visit to Rust Belt soon, so stay tuned!
Finally, we donated a Knuckles Jute Tote to the Genesee Regional Young Professionals for their networking raffle and Sarah (r) won the tote!
The [IN]spire Conference was very informational and inspiring. It will likely be offered again in 2012 for free. We encourage you to check it out!