The Biennial of the Americas is Here!

Join the only festival of ideas and art in the world focused on the Americas!




You’ll meet innovators from around the Americas, learn about models that can jumpstart your economic and civic projects, and channel the power of innovative and disruptive thinking. The Biennial returns in 2017 for The Long View: Innovating for the Future.

Here’s the schedule for the 2017 Biennial of the Amerca’s public program as it stands. Check the website for changes.

Sept. 12, Opening Day
Noon, Born Hotel: Mayors of the Americas Panel, “Entrepreneurial Cities,” featuring Michael Hancock (Denver); Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga (Medellin)

Sept. 13, Innovative Americas Day
Noon, Born Hotel: Lunchtime Innovation panel featuring Alejandra Mustakis, Idea Factory Chile, Mike Fries, Liberty Global, former Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukahn and more

6 p.m. Opening: “Saber Acomodar”
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is presenting an outstanding exhibition with guest curator Patrick Charpenel. The exhibition features artists from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Sept. 14, Civic Americas Day
Noon, Born Hotel: Lunchtime Civic Innovation panel featuring Scott Sherman of the TransformationalInstitute on “How to Change the World”

7 p.m., Americas Symposium, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Free to the Public
Join top business and civic leaders from around the hemisphere for a symposium that explores The Long View: The Next 50 Years of Partnership in the Americas. Featuring CNBC’s Becky Quick, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Screenwriter Dave Eggers, and more.

Sept. 15, Sustainability Day
Noon, Born Hotel: Lunchtime Sustainability panel featuring Secty Tom Vilsack facilitator; Jim Lochhead,Denver Water; Bruce Karas, Coca-Cola

Evening: Havana Night concert. Join us as we feature the first U.S. outpost of the international spectacular “Fábrica de Arte Cubano” (FAC), curated by Cuban rocker, rapper and filmmaker Equis Alfonso. The FAC will feature performances and exhibitions of dance, music and visual arts.

Sept. 16
Day: Site visits featuring innovations in sustainability with Denver Water burn site; Rocky Mountain Wildlife Arsenal and Chatfield State Park

8 p.m. Encore performance of Havana Nights concert

This year’s  biennial will also feature four significant art exhibitions:

• Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place: Site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West (Denver Art Museum)
• Saber Acomodar: New works that showcase the unique artistry and craftsmanship of
Guadalajara, Mexico (Denver Museum of Contemporary Art)
• Gabriel Figueroa: Video and still photography selections by the renowned
cinematographer from the Televisa Foundation collection (Boettcher Cultural Pavilion at McNichols Civic Center Building)
• Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith: Brazilian photographer Guy Veloso captures a moment in time where faith, consciousness, and cuerpo become one through rituals (Museo de las Americas)