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About Us

Let us change the way consumers experience your brand. CatalystCreativ is an experience studio partnered with Downtown Project. We design educational and inspirational experiences with an intent focus on engaging millennials. To learn more, download our overview deck.


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Founded in 2012 in partnership with Downtown Project, CatalystCreativ is an experience studio that designs educational and inspirational experiences that engage millennials.


Our mission with Downtown Project is:

  • to provide a window for the rest of the world into the project
  • to create unique and meaningful experiences in Downtown Las Vegas
  • to encourage guests to engage with the project beyond Catalyst Week or Creativ Week and spread the message of Downtown Project to their own communities.

Within the Vegas community, we are mostly recognized for Catalyst Week, a monthly event and speaker series of carefully selected influencers, which help inspire and educate the Downtown Las Vegas community.

Ripple of Impact

Hire CatalystCreativ to help you create a ripple of impact – here’s how:

  • Attend a Catalyst Week or Creativ Week

Catalyst Week: for changemakers, influencers, and social entrepreneurs

Creativ Week: for influencers specifically working in creative industries such as media, arts, design, and entertainment

  • Co-curate a Catalyst Week or Creativ Week with us

Work side by side with our team

Allow us to gain insight into your community and your needs

  • Hire us to plan your next big conference in the style of Catalyst Week using the city of Downtown LV as a landscape
  • Bring us on as your community design firm to help you create a ripple of impact in your community and the world

Our work is based on an educational methodology, rooted in the belief that we can create events that encourage and increase engagement. This engagement is what we ultimately strive to measure, and as a company we have studied a taxonomy of engagement that includes seven distinct levels.


When we strategize and ideate for a client , we design and execute all events, activations and campaigns as classrooms. Within that classroom we create customized experiences with a specific curriculum, the end goal of which is to engage participants around making a difference.


We strive to bring the outside world/community into the classroom, and bring the classroom to the outside world/community, since environment based education is proven to result in higher levels of engagement.

“CatalystCreativ Team – I wanted to personally thank all of you for an amazing week. I had a great time in Vegas at Creativ Week. I was inspired by everyone I met and look forward to staying connected.”

“I just wanted to thank you for a great time this past week and for all your hard work. I had a lovely time and met some great people. But more importantly, you might be happy to learn that this trip has completely transformed my opinion of Las Vegas. What you guys are doing in downtown Vegas is, in a word, inspiring.”

“You all did an outstanding job of producing the week. Wow! High energy, lots of substance and plenty of fun. My big take-aways for the week included how awesome the divergent thinking was and how kind and collaborative the people involved in DTP are.”

“Catalyst Week was a Catalyst that changed the trajectory of my life, both professional and personal!”

CatalystCreativ & Downtown Project


During the fourth week of each month, CatalystCreativ partners with a new co-curator individual or organization to create Catalyst Week, an experience for 40 influencers and tastemakers that provide a window into Downtown Project in Las Vegas.

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Jonathan Conrad

Jonathon Conrad is the CEO and Founder of AddyBeach LLC. AddyBeach, a facility for extreme sports training, will be built in Downtown Las Vegas and will include a wave pool for surfing and a skate park. Jonathan speaks about his goals of creating a community and reconnecting them to their inner

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Katie Rosenquist

Katie Rosenquist is Founder and Creator of People at their Peak. After graduating from ASU with a degree in Marketing, Katie realized a regular 9-5 office job was not what she was cut out for. Instead she decided to sell residential real estate. With this freedom, Katie started the blog People at their Peak, a blog to highlight the positive stories in people’s

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Jo Lynn Clemens

Jo Lynn Clemens has a background in risk management and insurance. She speaks to Catalyst Week attendees about her latest venture as President and Founder of Xoxy. Xoxy is the ultimate dating application when it comes to minimizing risks. It checks users’ identity for felonies, sex offenses and even

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Jeffrey Sparr

Co-Founder of PeaceLove, Jeffrey Sparr, speaks about dedicating his life to being an advocate for mental illness. Battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for most of his life, Sparr set out to change how the world sees mental illnesses by using art to reach his

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Chip Conrad

Chip Conrad talks to attendees about his career as an entrepreneur. His background includes running coffee shops, surfboard companies and even an improv comedy group. Wanting to help others reach their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, Chip started a non-profit called the Center for Entrepreneurial Education and

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Amanda Slavin

  • CEO & Founder
    Email: amanda@catalystcreativ.com
    Founded CatalystCreativ: October 2012
    Where you can find me: LA 20%, Vegas 60%, Conferences around America 20%
    The best part of my job is: Meeting and working with amazing people
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Taylor McPhail

  • Events & Production Coordinator
    Email: taylor@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: January 2015
    Where you can find me: Las Vegas 90%, Exploring New Places 10%
    The best part of my job is: Making a difference in the Las Vegas community through education and hospitality.

Evelyn Sabino

  • Communications & Events Manager
    Email: evelyn@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: September 2014
    Where you can find me: Las Vegas 75%, Discovering Pockets of the World 25%
    The best part of my job is: Enjoying meaningful conversations with global influencers
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Robert Fowler

  • Senior Vice President
    Email: robert@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: January 2013
    Where you can find me: Vegas 60%, New York 30%, Producing Catalyst events around America 10%
    The best part of my job is: Creating beautiful events that leave an impression.
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Mike Mason

  • Creativ Director
    Email: mike@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: August 2013
    Where you can find me: Philadelphia 85%, NYC 10%, Vegas 5%
    The best part of my job is: Creating visual identities for us and our brands.
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Danielle Robin

  • Director of Content Strategy
    Email: danielle@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: February 2013
    Where you can find me: NYC 85%, Vegas 10%, San Francisco 5%
    The best part of my job is: Choosing the right speakers for events and training them.
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Nicole Baker

  • Content Coordinator
    Email: nicole@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: May 2014
    Where you can find me: New York 50%, Connecticut 50%
    The best part of my job is: Sharing our company’s mission with others through social media outreach.
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