Adapt. Respond. Thrive. The ART of Collaboration: Connecting and Contributing to Community in Crisis.


News Release, St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development

In response to COVID-19, self-forming teams in Southern MD are demonstrating the spirited collaboration and adaptive thinking that are hallmarks of innovative communities. Join us for a webinar series that takes lessons from these teams to unleash the talent and resources of all who want to help Southern Maryland thrive, in this crisis and beyond it.

In the first webinar, Innovating in Crisis, you’ll hear three local success stories of collaboration and innovation to support those on the frontlines and others in crisis. Attendees will also share and discover additional community needs.

Matt Scassero, Director of the UMD UAS Test Site, and Kevin Switick, CEO of AVIAN, will lead each webinar from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EDT) Webinar dates are: June 9, June 16 and July 14. This series is organized by the smART Collaboration Working Group, with members representing government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations.

Learn more and register here:

*NOTE: If participants need internet access to attend webinar, the St. Mary’s County libraries have Wi-Fi hot spots in their parking lots.

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David M. Higgins II

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