There are so many creatives in Boston! What happens at CIC and Venture Café exemplifies creativity. To develop a startup requires not only a vision, but stamina and the willingness to keep going. This is very much what Mary Sherman founder and director of Transcultural Exchange and Deborah Davidson founder and director of Catalyst Conversations exemplify. In this session, they will each demonstrate what their projects do, how they each created something beyond their own studio practice, how an idea became an organization. It may seem counterintuitive that artists would endeavor to create something on a large scale. But there seems to be a paradigm shift, a need for all of us to help make changes in an increasingly challenging world. This promises to be a lively conversation!