Each winter, the Sundance Film Festival brings the best in arts and culture to the Rocky Mountains for a week of film, conversation, and more. In addition to checking out the latest indie films, Salesforce will offer festival-goers an opportunity to attend the next installment of its inspirational Make Change event series — this one celebrating music as a platform for change.
“Our focus with this quarterly series is to celebrate and build a community of people and organizations who, like us, believe that the business of business is improving the state of the world,” said Cristina Jones, Senior Vice President at Salesforce, who launched the series last summer in Los Angeles. “We share these stories to inspire others to ask themselves, 'What can I do to make change?' We hope to encourage more people to embark on their own Trailblazer journey that will inspire others."
The event will focus on a particular kind of storyteller — musicians — and those who use their craft to effect change for others. Anne Litt of Los Angeles' KCRW public radio station will host three fireside chats with some of music's most compelling changemakers. Anyone can join in on the conversations from home by livestreaming the sessions on Twitter by following @salesforce.
Here's the lineup:
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As with all Make Change events, this one will offer an opportunity for attendees and livestreamers to support nonprofit causes. The event this weekend will raise funds for two nonprofit organizations chosen by the artists who will be joining us. You're invited to join us in championing these causes:
Mark your calendar, brainstorm some questions, and make sure to join us on Twitter this weekend for what is sure to be three unforgettable conversations about the power of music to change the world.