View All Press Releases

PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival Pitch Night

Release Date: July 14, 2016


PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival Pitch Night

Rochester, Minnesota - July 14, 2016 – Join the Rochester Downtown Alliance, Destination Medical Center, and the Rochester Art Center for PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival Pitch Night on Tuesday, July 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rochester Art Center (40 Civic Center Drive SE). 

Urban prototyping is an approach to exploring innovative strategies for solving complex urban challenges and engages the community in testing ideas and demonstrating change.

Pitch Night will introduce a larger audience to the concept of prototyping and provide an opportunity for the prototypers to refine and clarify their project. Each of the 16 teams will present their prototypes during a fast-paced “pitch style” program and have an opportunity to garner support from attendees and invite volunteers to help bring their project to life. 

Attendees will learn more about the inspiration behind each prototype and its interpretation of Health and the Built Environment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage directly with the “Makers” (comprised of individuals and teams of up to 20 people) about their projects. 

Event Schedule:
•    7:00 – 7:20 pm - Registration, reception, and networking (exhibits on display)
•    7:20 – 7:30 pm - Opening comments
•    7:30 – 8:30 pm - Pitches begin with crowd interactive component
•    8:30 – 9:00 pm - Wrap up/reception

Thank you for helping us share this special opportunity. 

To register for this free public event, please click here

To learn more about PlaceMakers and the Rochester Prototyping Festival, please click here or visit
Media Contact:
Jenna Bowman
RDA Executive Director