More details for WMCAT 20/20: Exploring Conflicting Visions for the Future can be found in our FAQs list. If your questions are still not answered, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!
The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) is organizing WMCAT 20/20. WMCAT is a West Michigan-based nonprofit that was founded in 2005 and exists to provide a culture of opportunity for people to create social and economic progress in their lives and communities. WMCAT fulfills their mission through visual arts and tech engagement, workforce development and social enterprises.
Registration for WMCAT 20/20 is $350 and includes eight months of learning and growing in community. Registered attendees will receive preparatory resources and a guiding framework for engagement at the end of October, with a monthly rhythm beginning in November:
We want WMCAT 20/20 to be accessible and inclusive to all who wish to attend. If the registration cost is a hindrance to your participation, please don’t hesitate to request a reduced rate once public registration opens.
If you would like to discuss a payment plan please email Megan Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your sponsorship of WMCAT 20/20 will create an innovative space for a diverse audience to advance community conversation around the pillars of personal and community prosperity, directly supporting WMCAT’s mission to provide equitable access to opportunity for families. Become a sponsor and learn more on our Sponsors page.
Content for WMCAT 20/20 has been generated with the help of more than 50 diverse leaders from business, nonprofit, government, creative, and education fields.
Over the course of two meetings in early 2019, WMCAT facilitated intentional design sessions with many of these leaders to begin shaping the event. From there, we formed four community-led committees to generate relevant topics for each of the four WMCAT 20/20 tracks, with a fifth committee to plan activities that can further bring interesting and unusual intersections, unconventional social capital and accidental learning. These committees met three to four times over the course of three months, lending their expertise and passion to the creation of WMCAT 20/20.
WMCAT 20/20 will be held virtually, with limited opportunities to engage in-person if appropriate and safe. Instructions for accessing monthly virtual community meetings will be communicated to registered participants, as well as any opportunities for in-person engagement and related health and safety guidelines.
When you register for the WMCAT 20/20, please let us know if you have an accessibility need. We are committed to meeting all accommodations and all abilities. Please contact Megan Lorenz at email@example.com in advance with specific questions about what we will be able to provide.
Registered attendees will receive preparatory resources and a guiding framework for engagement at the end of October, with a monthly rhythm beginning in November and continuing through May:
Speakers for monthly community meetings are being added and new announcements will be communicated with registered participants.
See the schedule here.
In order to make the most of relationship-building and conversation for all attendees, it is requested that you fully commit to the 8 months for WMCAT 20/20; selective registration is not available.
Refunds are not available for cancellations, but registrations are transferable if necessary. Please contact Megan Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to transfer your registration to an identified individual.