Oregon Creative Industries Emerges
The roots of what is now called Oregon Creative Industries trace back several years when Tad Lukasik and Phil Donovan introduced the topic of reorganizing the voice for Oregon’s Creative Industries to some of our established industry opinion leaders. Most of these early discussions were centered around filling the gap left behind by the dissolution of the Oregon Creative Services Alliance and what our creative community could do to continue to grow, develop and be heard.
Oregon Creative Industries was officially formed in August of 2008 due largely in part to the momentum generated as a result of Cre8Camp Portland held in July 2008. A special thanks goes out to the Cre8Camp co-founders and the efforts of all the volunteers, sponsors and participants involved in birthing Cre8Camp in Portland. The topic of re-organizing our creative economy was very well received at that event and since then we have been seeking crucial feedback from some of our established community opinion leaders. Momentum was gained at Cre8Con (Portland Creative Conference) where preliminary discussions with several creative community organizations took place. Since then several additional conversations have taken place, with many more discussions on the way.
The interest and response from our creative community about this topic has been phenomenal. Thank you to all that have contributed thus far in bringing the ideas of Oregon Creative Industries to our Creative Community. We have much to look forward to.
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