The inaugural Brooklyn Conference will take place on October 20 and 21, 2017. Born out of a political moment of profound urgency, the Conference will feature a wide ranging roster of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside CEOs, nonprofit leaders, activists and elected officials during two days of programming.
The first day of the conference, Friday Oct. 20th, will be devoted to keynotes, short dynamic talks, conversations, panels and performances to a live audience at the Museum. We expect an audience of 500, not including our global livestream viewers. The audience will be made up of changemakers, business leaders, writers and artists, community leaders.
The Brooklyn Conference is the culminating event of the Museum’s Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a year-long initiative in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. This momentous anniversary project was conceived as a museum-wide, transcultural, cross-collection takeover of exhibitions and programs that question tradition and propose new approaches to study, engagement, and material progress toward equity. Furthering our remarkably progressive history, the conference will examine the ecology of diverse practices and strategies, creating a rich and thought-provoking experience that explores the intersection between art and social justice.