Location: 1603 Main Events, 1603 E. Main Ave., Bismarck, ND, 58501

OTA: Bismarck was the ninth in a series of large-scale events that brings the creatives of this vast region together under the same roof twice each year. This event was extra special because it featured our first class of OTA Builders.

It was a fantastic day! Twenty diverse voices of the Builders from all parts of the region took the stage in Bismarck to share their creative- and community-focused work. These sessions were inspirational, informational and interactive (there were even a few tears in the audience!). Every single presentation was extremely well done.

That evening, we first hosted a lively social hour, where attendees had an opportunity to sit down with any of the 20 Builders to learn more about their work, and then we capped off the day with presentations from 4 more OTA Builders and 3 national speakers: Ingrid Fetell Lee, Jessica Green and a sing-along with Choir! Choir! Choir!

We’re still smiling, and we’re incredibly proud of everyone who took the stage on March 14 to publicly share passion projects and ideas that have inspired them for so long. We plan to post pictures of the event soon! Until then, be sure to pencil in October 21, 2016, when we will host our final OTA event, in the Black Hills. We can’t wait!

And thank you to everyone who joined us in Bismarck! What a wonderful community.