A special gathering of artists invited from across the United States is occurring prior to Converge 45 public programs. This three-day session is an opportunity for facilitated and free-form conversations about critical issues in contemporary art that will inform the events in 2016 and the projects of Converge 45 in 2017.

Participating artists include:

Lita Albuquerque
Chris Doyle
Brian Droitcour
Tannaz Farsi
Harrell Fletcher
Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen
MK Guth
Jessie Henson
Brian Holmes
David Horvitz
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Malia Jensen
Chris Johanson
Ellen Lesperance
Claire Pentecost
RISE: Radical, Indigenous, Survivance & Empowerment
Storm Tharp
Sharita Towne