For those of you in or visiting New York City, I’m presenting at two events on consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, both sponsored or co-sponsored by Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), the local Americans for the Arts-affiliated emerging leader network here. This Tuesday, I’ll be on what looks like a pretty awesome panel with The Art Newspaper’s Andras Szanto and Alliance for the Arts’s Randy Bourscheidt to talk about defining impact in the arts and the implications of that conversation for arts funding. The panel will be moderated by Bolder Giving’s Jason Franklin and is presented in coordination with NYU Wagner’s excellent Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture (SNEAC). Here’s the link for more info.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
HOW: Free event.  RSVP here.

Then, on October 12, I’ll be back with a Pecha Kucha-style mini-presentation on cultural mapping and related topics as part of “Four Topics in Search of a Dialogue” at the Salt Space in Chelsea. Fellow presenters include my sometime coworker and ELNYA dynamo Selena Juneau-Vogel, Marit Drewhurst, and Jose Serrano-Reyes. Further details here.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm
The Salt Space, Salt Space, 1158 Broadway, (5th Floor, enter at 27th Street), Manhattan
$5 suggested cash donation at the door.  Please register here.

Hope to see you at one or both! And if you’re not in New York, there are other Creative Conversations happening all around the country this month. Go here to find out if there’s one near you.