More than an artist, at the heart of Peter's work is a passion for supporting small businesses and building community. An entrepreneur from a young age, Peter worked in events production, entertainment booking, marketing and sales before partnering to form No Kings Collective in 2009. A muralist and designer by trade, in recent years, in addition to running No Kings Collective, Peter has devoted more of his time to coalition building around causes passionate to him– supporting the artist economy and the AAPI community.
Laurent Odde has led the Art in Transit Program of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA/Metro) since 2015. He works with artists, community groups, art organization, government agencies, and businesses to develop projects and performances that reflect the spirit and vitality of communities served by Metro.
Before joining Metro, Laurent taught at universities in New York and Pennsylvania, and worked in museums in France and the United States. Laurent holds degrees from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York.
Melanie A. Adams is the Roger Ferguson and Annette Nazareth director of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. With more than 25 years of community engagement experience in museums and higher education, she is dedicated to bringing stakeholders together to address relevant community issues.
ANC is an experience design and execution company, creating iconic destinations through integrated video, audio, and lighting technologies. As the only turnkey technology service partner and provider creating immersive experiences through engaging and interactive multimedia systems, our holistic approach focuses on delivering positive impact which drives revenue for our clients and memorable experiences for our communities.
Mad Systems is an award-winning audiovisual/interactive consultancy, design and integration company specializing in exhibits for museums, visitor centers, briefing centers and theme parks. We are a majority woman-owned business that uses creative technology to develop long-lasting and easy-to-maintain systems. Mad implements the latest technology using non-proprietary equipment whenever possible.