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Women Who Frame the World. A Symposium on Creativity.
April 12 - 13

ODC Presents:
Women Who Frame the World. A Symposium on Creativity.
April 12-13, 2011
ODC Theater

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Register today to reserve your place at this progressive and intimate conference featuring some of today's leading women artists and innovators. 

About the Symposium:
Women Who Frame the World is a symposium that will foster interaction with pioneering women artists and a panel of entrepreneurial innovators. This event will, for the first time, bring together a roster of some of America's most influential and thought-provoking women artists, authors, and change-makers. Presentations, readings, panel discussions, artist/audience creative mash-ups, films, meal sharing, performance and a final dinner honoring these prominent American talents will make up the day and a half conference.

Venue and Registration
The 2011 Symposium event, limited to 150 participants, will take place at the newly renovated ODC Theater; 3153 17th Street (between Shotwell and S. Van Ness streets) in San Francisco. The Adagio hotel in San Francisco is offering a discounted rate for those attending this conference from out of town. Click here for more information.


Or contact Elizabeth Baribeau at (415) 863-6606 x117

The conference fee that includes both April 12th and 13th plus dinners on both nights is $850 per person.

Presenters include*:

• Darla K. Anderson – Producer, Pixar; 2010 Oscar Best Picture Nominee, Toy Story 3
• Kathryn Baron - Research Editor & Features Producer at Edutopia - The George Lucas Educational Foundation
• Claudia Bernardi – Visual Artist, Human Rights Activist and Founder of Walls of Hope
• Cecelia Chiang  – Restaurateur and Chef; Founder of the Mandarin Restaurant
• Eleanor Coppola - Painter, Writer and Filmmaker
• Kui Dong - Composer, Musician, Associate Professor of Music at Darmouth College
• Caterina Fake - Co-Founder of Hunch, Flickr
• Rudolf Frieling - Curator of Media Arts, SFMOMA/Lynn Hershman Leeson Interviewer
• Carol Gilligan - Developmental Psychologist, Ethicist and Writer
• Jorie Graham - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
• Anna Halprin - Healer, Dance Pioneer and Choreographer
• Kamala Harris (closing remarks) - California Attorney General
• Lynn Hershman Leeson - Artist and Filmmaker, Interviewed by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA
• Liz Lerman – MacArthur Award-Winning Choreographer, Writer
• Jane Metcalfe - Co-Founder of Wired Magazine; President of TCHO Chocolate
• Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva - NPR’s Kitchen Sisters
• Tina Packer – Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare and Company
• Beverly Pepper - Sculptor and Painter
• Tiffany Shlain  – Filmmaker, artist,  founder of The Webby Awards, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
• Brenda Way – Founder and Artistic Director of ODC

*Presenters Subject to Change


Host Committee: Brenda Way, Lynn Feintech, Sakurako Fisher, Laurene Powell Jobs, Mary Margaret Jones, Jillian Manus, Cindy Testa McCullagh, Jennifer Siebel Newsom


We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to Women Who Frame the World:


Ceja Vineyards       Hotel Adagio


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