Creative Change Retreat 2009 - Telluride, CO

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Creative Change retreat, which took place from August 28 – September 1, 2009 in Telluride, Colorado. We are especially grateful to the Lambent Foundation, Open Society Institute, and anonymous donors for their financial support; Geraldine and Kit Laybourne for hosting us in Telluride; and all the dedicated participation of artists, media makers, funders, and advocates who attended.

To see an overview of the retreat, click here (PDF).

Alternate ROOTS

Listen here (mp3) to Carlton Turner, Alternate ROOTS, who presented "Love at 10,000 Feet," with vocalist and musician Kathy Mattea.

Photos have been uploaded to Flickr under the member name “CreativeChange2009” or using this link.

Creative Change 2009 was an invitation-only event. Please contact Jason P. Drucker at for more information about this retreat and future ones.

2009 Creative Change Alumni
Caron Atlas, State Voices
Ann Beeson, Open Society Institute
Janet Dewart Bell, The Opportunity Agenda
Robert Bray, Four Freedoms Fund
Joanie Bronfman, Board Member, Tides Center
Claudine Brown, Nathan Cummings Foundation
Denise Brown, Leeway Foundation
Shannon Brunette, Lambent Foundation
Allan Buchman, Culture Project
Daniel Cameron, U.S. Biennial, Inc.
Katy Chevigny, Arts Engine
Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation
Justin Cole, GLAAD
Cheryl Contee, Jack and Jill Politics
Dee Davis, Center for Rural Strategies
Jason Drucker, The Opportunity Agenda
Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough
Phil Engelhorn, Cinereach
Diane Fraher-Thornton, American Indian Artists, Inc.
Scott Goodstein, Revolution Messaging
Connie Heller, Founder, Linked Fate Salon
Taryn Higashi, Unbound Philanthropy
Erlin Ibreck, Open Society Institute
Sarah Ingersoll, Independent Consultant
Carol Jenkins, Women’s Media Center
Si Kahn, Grassroots Leadership
Sally Kohn, Center for Community Change
Pam Korza, Animating Democracy
Manauvaskar Kublall, Media Sutra
Kirsten Levingston, Ford Foundation
Kit Laybourne, New School University
Geraldine Laybourne, Founder, Oxygen Media
Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses
Neal MacMillan
Liz Manne
Kathy Mattea, Musician
Jim Miller, Brave New Films
Elizabeth Minnich, Philosopher and Writer
Taij Kumarie Moteelall, Philanthropic and Arts Advisor
Rebecca O’Doherty, Appalachia Media Institute
Eli Pariser,
Rachel Payne, Google Uganda Director
Mimi Pickering, Documentary Filmmaker
Mike Raisler, Cinereach
Takema Robinson, Finding Our Folk/The Working Groups
N. Bird Runningwater, Sundance Institute
Ellen Schneider, Active Voice
Loris Taylor, Native Public Media
Juhu Thukral, The Opportunity Agenda
Jenny Toomey, Ford Foundation
Carlton Turner, Alternate Roots
Jon Vezner, Musician
David Whitlock, Purpose Media, LLC
Timothy Wilkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus LLP
Ivan Zimmerman, WNYC Radio
Jawole Zollar, Urban Bush Women