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New conference to address diverse views of our future

Tickets for 1st WMCAT conference on sale now
Posted at 9:19 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 09:32:24-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology is planning a new conference in the summer of 2020.

Called "WMCAT 20/20: Exploring Conflicting Visions for the Future," the event aims to address the conflicting views of humanity's future.

The brainchild of staff at WMCAT, the conference will gather people from different backgrounds to hear from nationally-known speakers. The goal: to have attendees network with each other and gain a better understanding of how others view the world.

"We think one of the ways we can do that is to really bring people together and celebrate both what we're doing in these walls every day with these programming, but also the many partners we work with and the incredibly complex situations and systems that we're dealing with," said Daniel Williams, President and CEO of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology.

The conference is scheduled for June 4 and 5 and will be held at the Center's First St. location.

Tickets are on sale now at www.wmcat2020.org. Only 250 are available.