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Launch of the 2019 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

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Richard J. Riordan Central Library

650 W 5th Street

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Please join us for the Launch of the 2019 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

February 1, 2019 at the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Richard J. Riordan Central Library Los Angeles

9:30 a.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m. Program Start
11:30 a.m. Networking Reception

This year marks the eleventh annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy, an invaluable advocacy tool commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design and authored in 2019 by Beacon Economics. The program will include a presentation of findings by Beacon’s Executive Director of Research Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D., who authored several prior editions in his previous role as chief economist of the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. The keynote speaker is Bettina Korek, executive director of Frieze Los Angeles 2019 and founder of ForYourArt. A question and answer session will follow. The Q&A will be moderated by California Arts Council Director Anne Bown-Crawford.

About the speakers:

Robert Kleinhenz, PhD
Executive Director of Economic Research, Beacon Economics

Robert Kleinhenz is a leading state economist who specializes in forecasting key economic indicators such as employment, demographics, home prices, and consumer spending. He has extensive experience analyzing the U.S. and California economies, and the sub-regional economies within California. His academic background includes an emphasis on urban and regional economics.

Bettina Korek
Executive Director, Frieze Los Angeles

Bettina Korek is the Founder of ForYourArt, a Los Angeles organization that produces projects with artists and partners with diverse stakeholders to encourage patronage and civic engagement, from tie-ins with cultural institutions and artists to collaborations with civic entities and brands. Each week, ForYourArt also publishes the definitive guide to art in Los Angeles to expand art's place in every day life. You can learn more on social media by following @foryourart on Twitter and Instagram. In March, Korek was appointed Executive Director for the International art fair Frieze Los Angeles.

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524 South Flower Street Garage

More information on parking and public transport options here: https://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library/parking

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