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Louise Glasgow

Chispa Productions
CEO + Founder
Integral to the conception of Maker Faire, an award-winning festival with a solid cultural impact; in 12 years, this remarkable community gathering has grown internationally to over 48 countries with 220 events that attracted over 1.7 million attendees. Under Louise’s unique leadership, an amazing team was created along with the collaboration of many artists, makers and talent that produced this amazing festival. With tremendous growth it ultimately fostered the creation of an Int’l Maker Movement that has continues to evolve and grow after Louise’s departure in 2017. Louise’s also produces Bear Music Fest in it’s 3rd year along with Sausalito Film Festival and has been instrumental to many large scale collaborative events over her career: Creative Director servicing ten corporate accounts at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Logistics Producer, Int’l Conference on AIDS, Inaugural Producer for Dwell on Design & SunNetwork. Line Producer for ESPN’s MLBPA Player’s Choice Awards & Big League Challenge and Producer for Oracle’s 2000 iDevelop World Tour which came to life in 22 countries over 26 weeks. Louise’s career spans 35 years and reflects her exceptional success in creating self directed teams, collaborative systems while producing complex events both domestically and internationally.