• Our mission is to create more active participants in making the world a better place.
  • Catalyst Week is an inspirational and educational experience for cities, brands and movements looking to make an impact.

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  • Life is Learning: the one-of-a-kind educational experience at a 60,000 person music festival

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About Us

CatalystCreativ is a community design firm that builds community for cities, brands and movements through educational and inspirational events. Our mission is to create more active participants

in making the world a better place.






We offer four unique solutions to help our clients address their community needs:

Community Scan

Research your brand/organization and your current community, create a profile of your target audience, and develop a proposal to activate and engage your community to a new level.


Leverage Our Network

Assess our network of 30,000 individuals, conduct targeted outreach to individuals who match your target demographic, and handpick the perfect speakers and attendees for your event or activation.


Content Creation

Develop programming that is educational, impactful, inspirational and memorable, and curate and train all speakers and panelists.


Activations & Events

Full event ideation and design (including venue selection and set/lighting/floral), as well as invitation design and management and on-site logistics and execution.

Downtown Project Container Park - CatalystCreativ
Catalyst Week Downtown

Founded in 2012 in partnership with Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project, CatalystCreativ is a community design firm that builds community through events, partnerships, activations and conversations.

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 and spread the message of Downtown Project to their own communities.

We are mostly recognized for Catalyst Week and Creativ Week, our monthly events and speaker series of carefully selected influencers, which 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.

Never could I have imagined – as corny as this may sound – how much of a catalyst Catalyst Week would be in my life. The changes have been fast and palpable. I’m so grateful to have shared in this experience and for meeting each and every one that I met. A deep heartfelt thanks to the Catalyst team for making this awesome event a reality.”

“What an amazing experience meeting the team, experiencing the magic of Downtown Project, the catalytic power of CatalystCreativ and what collective vision can express.”

“What happens in Vegas… now f’n changes the world!”

“Your energy, your willingness to learn new ideas, and your enthusiasm for making a change in this little world of ours. I walked away with new friends, reconnected with old ones. I definitely have desire to do more in my own community and to help Downtown Project in whatever way I can.”

“The friendships and moments of spontaneous inspiration catalyzed by the experience you’ve constructed are nothing short of magical.”



CreativWeek February 2014: Matthew Martinec

https://vimeo.com/90386667 Listen to Matthew Martinec serenade the audience with his original music pieces. Matthew talks about how music is his language and communication and his way of reaching people.

CreativWeek February 2014: Luke Pelligrini, Robot Heart

https://vimeo.com/90386608 Luke Pelligrini talks about Robot Heart, an impassioned community of dreamers, artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are bound together by the values of inclusion, giving, environmental responsibility and mutual respect. Robot Heart aims to give music, love and beats to the world.


Amanda Slavin

  • CEO & Founder
    Email: amanda@catalystcreativ.com
    Founded CatalystCreativ: October 2012
    Where I call home: LA 50%, Vegas 25%, Conferences around America 25%
    The best part of my job is: Meeting and working with amazing people

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Reyna Godoy

    • Events & Production Manager
      Email: reyna@catalystcreativ.com
      Started CatalystCreativ: January 2014
      Where I call home: LA 60%, Las Vegas 30%, Producing Catalyst events around America 10%
      The best part of my job is: Creating experiences that inspire and promote collaboration.

      Professional Profile: Click Here

Shayan Heravi

  • Events & Production Coordinator
    Email: Shayan@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: January 2014
    Where I call home: Vegas 100%
    The best part of my job is: Being able to make an impact on the community.

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Katie Vander Ark

  • Community Manager
    Email: katie@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: October 2013
    Where I call home: Vegas 90%, LA 5%, Seattle 5%
    The best part of my job is: Making a difference through creating a solid community.

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Robert Fowler

  • Director of Events & Production
    Email: robert@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: January 2013Where I call home: Chicago 75%, Vegas 10%, Producing Catalyst events around America 15%
    The best part of my job is: Creating beautiful events that leave an impression.

    Professional Profile: Click Here

Danielle Robin

  • Communications Manager
    Email: danielle@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: February 2013
    Where I call home: NYC 85%, Vegas 10%, San Francisco 5%
    The best part of my job is: Choosing the right speakers for events and training them.

    Professional Profile: Click Here

Mike Mason

  • Creativ Manager
    Email: mike@catalystcreativ.com
    Started CatalystCreativ: August 2013
    Where I call home: Connecticut 85%, NYC 10%, Vegas 5%
    The best part of my job is: Creating visual identities for us and our brands.

    Professional Profile: Click Here

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