THE UPCOUNTY CONSOLIDATION HUB AT 

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Event Information Page

Welcome Guests!

FOR SPEAKERS: PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM

 

FOR IN-PERSON GUESTS: PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM 

 

Prior to the event, we will host an outdoor reception (beverages only; no food), prep our speakers, and escort guests to designated seating areas. 

ATTIRE

  • Event attire is business casual or cocktail style

  • A small pre-event reception will take outside on our main stage (weather depending) 

PARKING & BUILDING ACCESS

  • Park in the back parking lot of BlackRock Center for the Arts

  • The address is 12901 Town Commons Drive Germantown, MD 20874

  • Enter through the main set of doors

  • Guests will be asked to wear a mask, sign-in, sanitize hands, and record their temperature 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS 

  • A BlackRock Staff Member will show you to your seating area. 

  • Aleeyah Frye, our Stage Manager, will show you were to enter and exit for speaking.

  • Please silence all smartphones and watches prior to entering the main stage. 

  • Do NOT access the live stream from your phone. We will have that portion of the event projected on the main stage. 

  • The event is being streamed live and all audio in the theater will get picked up. Please no talking or texting during the event. 

POST-EVENT

  • A recording of the event will be on BlackRock's Facebook page as well as on our website. 

  • An email will be sent out to all speakers, guests, and supporters of the Hub within three (3) business days of the event) 

 

For issues or questions, contact Event Producer: 

kmitchell@blackrockcenter.org

 

Schedule + Links

5:30 PM 

Speakers & Guests Arrive

5:30 - 5:45 PM

Final Technical Check

5:45 - 6:00 PM

Event Prelude

Live Performance by Chris Urquiaga 

6:00 - 6:05 PM

Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping 

Katie Hecklinger & Paola Lopez

6:05 - 6:10 PM

Setting the Stage | Wall of Light 

Emcee, Lauren DeMarco & Joe Coleman

6:10 - 6:20 PM

How the Hub Began

Lynn Andreas Arndt & Grace Rivera-Oven

David Blair & Crystal Carr Townsend 

6:20 - 6:30 PM

What the Hub Does

Lauren DeMarco & Grace Rivera-Oven

6:30 - 6:45 PM

How the Hub Works

Marko Oven-Rivera & Cathy Bernard 

6:45 - 7:00 PM

Intermission

Live Performance by The Voices of Classic Soul

7:00 - 7:10 PM

The Intersection of The Arts & The Hub

Lynn Andreas Arndt & Grace Rivera-Oven

7:10 - 7:20 PM

The Hub: A Public-Private Partnership

County Executive Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Council President Tom Tucker; Delegate David Fraser-Hildago; and Delegate Gabe Acevero

7:20 - 7:25 PM

The Impact, The Future, The Vision

Grace Rivera-Oven & Lynn Andreas-Arndt

7:25 - 7:30 PM

Call-to-Action and Closing Remarks

Lauren DeMarco, Grace Rivera-Oven & Joe Coleman

7:30 - 7:45 PM

Event Overture

Live Performace by The Voices of Classic Soul

EVENT SCHEDULE
EVENT CREW

EVENT PRODUCER & POC

Keelyn Mitchell

kmitchell@blackrockcenter.org

STAGE MANAGER

Aleeyah Frye

afrye@blackrockcenter.org

VIRTUAL CHAT MODERATOR

Amanda Moskowitz

amoskowitz@blackrockcenter.org

SENIOR TECH

Mike Sickles

msickles@blackrockcenter.org

ASSISTANT TECH

Christian Oven

coven@blackrockcenter.org

 
Your generous contributions help support the critical operations, services, and support provided through The Upcounty Consolidation Hub. 
 
Share our event and your support by tagging BlackRock and using event hashtags #upcountyhub #upcountycounts #futureofupcounty!
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