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After a long hiatus from the arts conference/festival circuit, I am attending OFFF Cincinnati this Thursday and Friday.

According to its website:

OFFF CINCINNATI WILL TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 27-28 AT THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. FOR ONE AND A HALF DAYS, THOUGHT-LEADERS, ENTHUSIASTS AND ADVOCATES FROM ACROSS DISCIPLINES WILL PARTICIPATE IN A CREATIVE FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER. OFFF CINCINNATI GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO PLAY WITH SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE CREATIVES MAKING HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD TODAY. THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE.

That last sentence obviously sold me on the whole thing. In addition, OFFF is being held at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, which the downtown stop for all things in Contemporary art in Cincinnati, and often shares exhibits with the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, which I loved when I lived out there.

One of my favorite things is that leading up to the festival for the past couple of weeks, there has been an integrated mobile app that has “tasks” to perform that will result in crowd-sourced art on display in the space. From things like taking a picture of your shoes, to a pictures of “something you want to change,” this app has already proven that the event is worth my first “professional” ticket to an event.

If you want to follow along with the festival, you can hashtag it:  #offfcincy

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