Nina Simon

Opening Plenary

Nina Simon is the spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit initiative to make civic and cultural organizations of, by, and for their diverse communities. Today, over 50 organizations in the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network are making inclusive change together.

Prior to founding OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina was the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, where she led a dramatic turnaround and eight years of growth rooted in community involvement.

Nina is the best-selling author of The Participatory Museum (2010) and The Art of Relevance (2016. She has been named an Ashoka fellow, a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine, and Santa Cruz County Woman of the Year. Nina lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz mountains with 20 people, 24 chickens, 3 dogs, and 1 zipline.

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