The Mixer | Seattle

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The Mixer: May 2019 – Creativity and Tech

Join us for food, drinks, networking, and a vital conversation with City leaders, industry professionals, and artists on the relationship between technology and creativity. Northwest Film Forum Executive Director Vivian Hua will lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Seattle creatives in engaging with technology. You will be invited to break into groups to provide deeper feedback on the ways that technology and creativity converge or conflict in your work—and explore ways that the City can leverage resources to benefit the entire creative community.

This conversation is more important now than ever: the 2019 Creative Economy Report found that Seattle creative workers employed in tech (web developers, for example) are the highest paid in the nation, while creative workers employed in arts and entertainment occupations (such as photographers and musicians) are the lowest paid in the nation. The report also found that women and people of color are underrepresented in certain creative occupations, and that wage disparities exist along job title, race, and gender. We need to hear from you, Seattle’s creative workers, to help us better understand the full story behind these disparities and find ways to bridge the gap.

Join us to network with fellow creative professionals and to help shape the City’s vision for the future of our creative economy!

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Cash bar will be available for guests 21+.

For ADA accommodations or accessibility information, contact

This month’s Mixer is the first in a series of four community discussions meant to bring Seattle’s creative community into the inner circle as the City devises strategies to create equity and opportunity in our creative economy for years to come. We hope you’ll join us for this initial conversation focused on the intersection between creativity and technology, and mark your calendars for the following three Mixers on June 26, July 31, and August 28.

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