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Sold Out- Innovative Times: Art & Media

29 Aug
6pm - 7:30pm

Sold Out- Innovative Times: Art & Media

Thursday, Aug. 29, 6–7:30pm
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Join us for a curated dialogue presented by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, Tampa Bay Times and The Dalí Museum. Discover how industry leaders use technology to reach new audiences through the use of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and alternative forms of news distribution & advertising.

Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 6pm
Location: The Dalí Museum, Raymond James Community Room
Cost: Sold Out

Conan Gallaty, Times Bay Times EVP, Chief Digital Officer
Dr. Hank Hine, The Dalí Museum Executive Director
Liz Dimmitt, Cultural Curator & Strategist &
Mikhail Mansion, founder of Transmission Arts

Dr. Kim Macuare, Manager of Innovation Labs at The Dalí

Event ticket does not include access to The Dalí galleries. Museum admission is $25 before 5pm, $12 after 5pm. The Dalí Museum galleries close at 8pm. Parking is free, as available, in the Museum lot after 5pm.

Participants and Moderator

Conan Gallaty

Conan Gallaty is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Digital Officer for the Times Publishing Company. He oversees all digital strategy and business development as well as all technical operations for the Times. Prior to his current role, Conan was the President of Digital for WEHCO Media, an Arkansas-based company with newspapers, digital agencies and cable systems across six states. Before joining WEHCO, he was the Director of Online Strategy and Operations for Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, then a division of the New York Times Regional Media Group, as well as Online Director for The Augusta Chronicle, a Morris Communications newspaper located in Augusta, Georgia. In more than 20 years working in digital media, he has received numerous awards for his work in news coverage, design, advertising innovation and development of new digital businesses. He began his career as a journalist, starting in the newsroom of the News-Tribune in his hometown of Rome, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and Business.


Dr. Hank Hine is the founder and Co-Director of Innovation Labs at The Dalí. He is passionate about working to share the strategies of creative thinking to expand human capabilities in diverse pursuits. He also serves the Museum as Executive Director, having begun his stewardship of the organization in 2002. He was instrumental in the creation of The Dalí’s new building which opened on January 11, 2011 (“one of the top ten buildings to see in your lifetime,” as noted by AOL Travel News).  Dr. Hine earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Brown University. Dr. Hine was founder and director of Limestone Press and Hine Editions, a San Francisco publishing house specializing in artist books and the production of museum catalogs. He served for seven years as Director of the research and publishing institute GraphicStudio at the University of South Florida in Tampa before joining The Dalí. A writer and educator, Dr. Hine’s publications include text and image relationships, contemporary art, and the opportunities of new media.

Dr. Kimberly Macuare, Administrator + Education Manager of Innovation Labs at The Dalí, is an experienced educator, curriculum designer and writer. In her role as the lead program designer and facilitator for the Innovation Labs, she has helped many organizations, such as Henkel, Capital One, and Bloomin’ Brands, to build their innovation capacities by developing creativity-focused mindsets and learning creative problem solving skills. She has extensive experience in arts-based creativity training and is a certified trainer of leading research-based creativity and innovation tools FourSight Mindset and Toolset and a certified facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play® for Teams and Groups. Before joining The Dalí, she managed the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation at the University of South Florida and served as associate editor for Technology and Innovation. Deeply engaged in innovation culture, she has taught courses on creativity and innovation, designed innovative educational programming, and interviewed and written about some of the greatest innovators and innovations of the modern era. She holds a BA in English from the University of Cincinnati, and an MA in English from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.

Liz Dimmit

Liz Dimmitt is a cultural strategist, art consultant and car dealer. She is currently developing an arts and cultural center called The Factory and an experiential exhibition called Fairgrounds in south St. Pete. Liz has a background in finance and spent several years directing a private equity fund focused on the art industry. She was previously the Director of Lehmann Maupin, a leading contemporary art gallery with spaces in New York City, Seoul and Hong Kong, and she founded and led Gawker Media’s corporate art program. Liz is an active participant in NYC’s and Tampa Bay’s cultural communities and serves on the boards of The Tampa Museum and the Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park Foundation. Liz holds a BA in Finance from Georgetown University and a MA in Visual Arts Administration from NYU. Liz is married to Piers Davies, an old master and early European specialist and dealer. Together they collect contemporary art, contemporary ceramics and old masters.

Mikhail Mansion

Mikhail Mansion is founder of Transmission Arts, a small art + technology company based in South Saint Pete, Florida focused on designing new forms of interactive media art that delight, inform, educate and empower audiences. Before starting his own company Mikhail served as Director of Technology at the internationally recognized design company Tellart, where he used emerging technologies like robotics and AI, to help clients and cultural institution tell compelling stories through interactive products, installations and exhibitions. As an artist, Mikhail is interested in designing custom software and building handcrafted, electro-mechanical systems that uncover the hidden poetry of forces, ephemera, and sensations embedded in the world around us. Mikhail holds certificates from Rhode Island School of Design; Brown University; the University of Tampa; and is a veteran of the USAF.

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