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About Join us as we spotlight & celebrate Houston's creative community throughout the month of November. Like this page, follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/COHouston), & check out http://cohouston.com for updates!
Description What's The Big Idea behind COHouston?

COHouston is a month-long celebration of Houston's world-class creative community and innovation ecosystem. We aim to expand local, national and international awareness and appreciation of Houston's thinkers, makers and doers -- as well as the organizations that support them -- by shining the spotlight on their events, programs and activities throughout November.

There's more to Houston than cowboys and Big Oil. Every day of the year, Houston offers countless talent, work, events and activities emerging from our creative ecosystem. We've selected one month of the year to celebrate this important part of our economy and help connect it with audiences around the world. We aim to catch perceptions of Houston up to its current reality -- that of a vibrantly diverse, cultural and innovative metropolitan city. (We ARE "Coolest City," after all!)

COHouston is positioned as a flagship initiative supported by the Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Board (ITAB), sponsored by the Office of Mayor Pro-Tem/City Council Member Ed Gonzalez.

Through COHouston, we aim to spur collaborative community-driven efforts among Greater Houston’s creative organizations and resources in order to collectively address local and regional challenges, draw talent and tourism to Houston, grow sustainable relationships and practices, and brand Greater Houston as a destination and hub for world-class creative cultural innovation.

To date, we've engaged the support of the City of Houston, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Houston Business Journal, Houston Film Commission, Houston Museum District, Cinema Arts Society, AIGA, Houston Arts Alliance, Aurora Picture Show and numerous independent organizations to work together to ensure that we successfully elevate local and national awareness and appreciation of Houston's creative community.

For more information, please keep an eye on the full event calendar or contact C2 Create at in@c2create.org.
Mission COHouston is a month-long celebration of Houston's world-class creative community and innovation ecosystem. We aim to expand local, national and international awareness and appreciation of Houston's thinkers, makers and doers -- as well as the organizations that support them -- by shining the spotlight on their events, programs and activities throughout November.
Overview Celebrate the Creative Community of Houston!

Join us this November for COHouston: A united city-wide effort to promote Houston’s creative culture and innovation ecosystem by showcasing our vibrant community of thinkers, makers, doers, resources, organizations and resources. COHouston highlights the real impact of creativity and innovation on our local economy, and invites YOU to visit Houston to experience the richness and diversity of our creative culture for yourself!

This year, we'll showcase Houston's creative culture around:
• Maker & Craft
• Film & Multimedia
• Design & Innovation
• Food & Wellbeing
• Arts & Music

COHouston began in 2009 as the "Houston@SXSW" initiative, supporting and promoting Houston's creative talent through community-driven events in Austin during SXSW that showcase Houston innovators in Film, Interactive/Tech, and Music. It evolved into "COHouston" in 2012, and has grown into a month-long city-wide celebration of Houston's creative community across the Greater Houston area.
Web site http://cohouston.com http://twitter.com/COHouston http://facebook.com/COHouston
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