Tom Borrup, Ph.D.
Speaking Engagements (Since 2010)

  • Academic Paper: Urban Research Plaza 16th Urban Culture Forum
    Bangkok, Thailand, March 8, 2018.
    Presentation: Aesthetic Democracy: Bringing Democratic Principles to Urban Planning Education.
  • Academic Paper: Association for Arts Management International Conference
    Cultural Leadership and Innovation
    Hamburg, Germany, January 19, 2018
    Presentation: Cultural Planners: Leading Change or Circling the Wagons?
  • Keynote Speaker: Gwangju Urban Design Forum
    Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, December 7, 2017
    Presentation: What Does Cultural Democracy Look Like? Reflecting Culture and Humanity in Urban Design. 
  • Lecture: Hongik University Masters in Arts and Cultural Management Program
    Seoul, South Korea, December 4, 2017
    Presentation: Culture, Place, and Community: Challenges for 21st Century Leaders. 
  • Lecture: New York University Visual Arts Administration Program
    New York, NY, November 7, 2017.
    Presentation: Culture, Place, and Community: Challenges for 21st Century Leaders. 
  • Workshop Co-Presenter: Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, November 3, 2017, with Harry Waters Jr.
    Presentation: More Drama, Less Trauma: Theater and Communities on the Brink. 
  • Academic Paper: Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts
    43rd Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 13, 2017.
    Presentation: Just Planning: The Promise and Evolution of Cultural Planning. 
  • Featured Speaker: Krasl Art Center Annual Meeting
    St. Joseph, MI, October 19, 2017
    Presentation: Creative Placemaking or Finding Creativity in Places?
  • Workshop Leader: Benton Harbor, MI, Public Library
    October 18, 2017
    Topic: What can the Arts Do for My Community?
  • Workshop co-leader: New Hampshire Institute of Art
    Manchester, NH, August 20 – 22, 2017
    Three-day Creative Placemaking Residency, with Leo Vazquez and Harry Waters Jr.
  • Academic Paper: Association of Arts Administration Educators
    Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1, 2017
    Presentation: Just Planning: The Marriage of Culture and City Planning.
  • Panel Presentation: American Planning Association Annual Convention
    New York City, May 8, 2017
    Topic: Catalyzing Livable Communities with Cultural Planning.
  • Keynote Speaker: Creative Convergence
    South Salt Lake, UT, May 19, 2017
    Presentation: Finding and Nurturing Zones for Creative Entrepreneurs.
  • Panelist Presentation: Mountain West Arts Conference
    Salt Lake City, UT, May 4, 2017
    Topic: The Science and Art of Asset Mapping.
  • Featured Speaker and Workshop Leader: Annual Utah Change Leader Conference
    Utah Arts and Museums, Salt Lake City, UT, May 3, 2017
    Tapping Artists as Partners in Organizational and Community Work.
  • Academic Paper: 15th Urban Research Plaza Forum
    Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, March 8, 2017
    Presentation: Midtown Global Market: Growing Immigrant Entrepreneurs and A New Community.
  • Featured Speaker: American University, Fall Colloquium of the Arts Management Program
    Washington, DC, November 4, 2016
    Presentation: Challenges to Future Cultural Leaders to Envision Responses to Climate Change and Population Dislocations.
  • Academic Paper: 27th Annual Conference on Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 23, 2016
    Presentation: Minneapolis' Midtown Global Market and its role in building economic and social capital among Minnesota's growing immigrant communities.
  • Academic Paper: Community Development Society (CDS) and International Association for Community Development (IACD) joint conference
    Bloomington, MN, July 27, 2016
    Presentation: Developing Equity and Resilience through Cultural Districts.
  • Panel Leader and Presenter: Association of Arts Administration Educators
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, June 2, 2016
    Topic: Employing Adjunct Instructors – Best Practices.
  • Presenter: Global Cultural Districts Network Conference
    Brooklyn, NY, May 24, 2016
    Presentation: Learning from Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts.
  • Academic Paper: 14th Urban Research Plaza Forum, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, March 3, 2016. Presentation: Urban Culture – Rural Culture: Overcoming a Dichotomy.
  • Lecture: Urban Studies Seminar
    Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, February 3, 2016
    Presentation: Can We Make Places Creative?
  • Keynote Speaker and summation speaker: Creative Ohio: Transforming Communities
    Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, December, 15, 2015
    Presentation: Making Successful Creative Places.
  • Featured Speaker: Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken
    La Boca Arts District, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 23, 2015
    Presentation: Performing Community – Artists as Leaders in Community Building.
  • Keynote Speaker / Workshop Leader: Nebraska Arts Council Statewide Conference
    Lincoln, Nebraska, June 19, 2015, The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
    Organized by: Nebraska Arts Council
    Presentation: “Building Creative Communities”
  • Presenter: Arts Leadership Preconference, Americans for the Arts
    Chicago, Illinois, June 12, 2015, Sheraton Towers Hotel
    Organized by: Americans for the Arts
    Presentation: “Gaining Allies, Partners, and Collaborators: A Primer for Arts Leaders”
  • Featured Speaker: “Imagine 2020” Cultural Plan Speaker Series
    Denver, Colorado, April 24, 2015, Su Teatro
    Organized by: City of Denver Arts and Venues
    Presentation: “The Art of Community Building”
  • Speaker / Workshop Leader: Creative Industries Summit
    Ft. Collins, Colorado, April 23, 2015, Hilton Hotel
    Organized by: Colorado Creative Industries
    Presentation: “Asset Based Community Development”
  • Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader: Creative Districts Annual Gathering
    Ft. Collins, Colorado, April 22, 2015, Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building
    Organized by: Colorado Creative District Program
    Presentation: “Creating Policies to Build Successful Creative Communities”
  • Academic Paper: The 13th Urban Research Plaza's Forum
    A Forum in Thailand for Creativity in Urban Community Development
    Bangkok, Thailand, March 2, 2015, Chulalongkorn University
    Organized by: The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University and the Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University
    Title: “Protecting Cultural Space or Urban Re-colonization: When Do Cultural Districts Cross the Line?”
  • Keynote Speaker: Plug-In Conference
    Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2014, National Museum of Korea Main Hall
    Organized by: Korean Network for Arts and Culture Bureau (KNAC)
    Presentation: “Collaboration, a New Way of Supporting the Arts”
  • Speaker: National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture and Alliance for Community Media Combined Conference
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 7, 2014, Downtown Sheraton Hotel
    Organized by: National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture and Alliance for Community Media
    Presentation: “Mapping the Field: Presentation of Data Findings”
  • Speaker: Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference
    Montreal, Canada, May 30, 2014, HEC Montreal Business School
    Organized by: Association of Arts Administration Educators
    Presentation: “Creative Placemaking 101”
  • Featured Speaker / Workshop Leader: Illinois Arts Alliance
    Illinois, May 7, 2014, Pleasant Home Historic House
    Organized by: Illinois Arts Alliance and Illinois Arts Council
    Presentation / Format: “Why Creative Placemaking?” plus a day-long workshop for practitioners
  • Speaker: Public Art 360
    San Diego, California, March 7, 2014, San Diego Central Public Library
    Organized by: San Diego International Airport Authority
    Presentation: “Who Am I When I Am Here?”
  • Keynote Speaker / Workshop Leader: Cátedra de Nuevas Polí­ticas Culturales
    Bogotá, Colombia, October 31 – November 1, 2013, multiple locations
    Organized by: Bogotá Department of Culture, Recreation, and Sport
    October 31 Presentation, Center of Memory Peace and Reconciliation: “Sustainable Creative Places: Community Planning, Cultural Policy and the Creative Milieu”
    November 1 Workshop, Ciudad de Bolivar
  • Luncheon Speaker: League of Historic American Theatres Annual Conference
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 17, 2013, Renaissance Hotel
    Organized by: The League of Historic American Theatres
    Presentation: “Creative Placemaking: Connecting Theatres, People, Place, and Stories”
  • Academic Paper: The 11th Urban Research Plaza’s Forum
    A Forum in Thailand for Creativity in Urban Community Development
    Bangkok, Thailand, March 4, 2013, Chulalongkorn University
    Organized by: The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University and the Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University
    Title: “Artists and Creativity in Urban Planning”
  • Guest Speaker: Goucher College Arts Management
    February 10, 2015
    Presentation: Thriving Creative, Equitable, and Sustainable Places.
  • Guest Speaker: Urban Studies Studies Seminar
    Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, February 4, 2015
    Presentation: Culture, Creativity and Place.
  • Keynote Speaker: Wisconsin Conference on Downtown Revitalization
    Appleton, Wisconsin, October 9, 2012, Radisson Hotel
    Organized by: Wisconsin Downtown Association
    Presentation: “What Do We Mean by Creative Placemaking?”
  • Keynote Speaker: Tennessee Arts Commission Annual Conference
    Tennessee, October 2012, Pickwick Landing Conference Center
    “Finding Our Creative Assets and Putting Them to Work”
    Organized by: Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Featured Speaker: Urban Land Institute
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June, 1, 2012, IAO Gallery
    Organized by: Urban Land Institute – Oklahoma
    Presentation: “Sustainable and Creative Communities”
  • Featured Speaker: Artist, Enterprise, and Industrial Complex Symposium
    Seoul, South Korea, October, 27, 2011, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, “a global art space of creativity and an international residence for visual art projects”
    Organized by: Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
    Presentation: “Synergies of Creativity, Place & Economics”
  • Speaker: Bruner-Loeb Forum
    Minneapolis, MN, April 15, 2011, Chambers Hotel
    Organized by: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and the Loeb Fellowship Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Presentation: “Saving Lives and Changing Systems: Chemistry & Social Change”
  • Featured Presenter / Workshop Leader: Oklahoma Arts Conference
    Norman Oklahoma, October 11, 2010, Embassy Suites Hotel
    Organized by Oklahoma Arts Council
    Format: Four 90-minute workshops and panel reviewing the Brady Arts District in Tulsa
Tom Borrup
Tom Borrup