Friends of the Downtown: 2018 Programs

May 31, 2018 – An Innovation Framework for the UNC College of Arts & Sciences 
Senior Associate Dean Chris Clemens discussed plans for a new Institute for Convergent Science that will speed the translation of basic research into solutions to the worlds most pressing challenges. He also updated the group on plans for a new science building that will house the Institute and support its mission to engage in economic development for the State. Took place at the Franklin Hotel.

April 26, 2018 – Friends, Food, Table & Our Environment Fran Gualtieri and the staff of La Res presented a spectacular program to inform us on the operations associated with running one of our most unique and popular downtown restaurants. This meeting also included special door prizes!  At La Residence Restaurant.

March 29, 2018 – Current ArtSpace + Studio  Amy Russell, Director of Programming for Carolina Performing Arts, introduced us to Current ArtSpace + Studio in Carolina Square. A new kind of arts venue, where no two experiences are ever the same, this amazing 8,500 sq.ft, $5 million facility was fun to experience and understand how these spaces will be used. The gathering took place at Current ArtSpace + Studio.

February 22, 2018 – Updates from the Town Staff: A presentation of the Downtown Development update, information about the next phase of the Downtown Work Plan, and information on parking changes, took place at the NEW AC Hotel on Rosemary Street.

January 25, 2018 – Dr. Gerry Bell: Lessons on Leadership, Leadership strategies and techniques presented by the founder of the Bell Leadership Institute, took place in The Franklin Hotel.