Monday, June 15, 2009

Off to Seattle for the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention!

Hi Emerging Upstate Arts Professionals,

As some of you may know, I received an Emerging Leaders Scholarship to attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention: Renewable Resources, Arts in Sustainable Communities, in Seattle this year. In an effort to bring valuable information from the convention to local and regional emerging and established arts professionals, I will be updating our blog regularly while I am in Seattle. The updates will include my notes and a reflection on each seminar I plan on attending. I would also like to be YOUR voice at the convention! Do you have questions for any of the speakers and/or presenters? Do you have a topic or question you would like me to present during any of the emerging leaders networking meetings? Let me know! I will post answers to your questions and notes of any discussions for everybody to read on the blog and on our facebook page!

Here are the sessions I plan on attending: you can learn all about the presenters and sessions on the Americans for the Arts website (I posted the link above):

Thursday, June 18
10:30am - 11:15am: Newcomer Orientation
11:30am - 1:30pm: The Sustainability of the Arts Sector, Americans for the Arts Annual Report and Leadership Awards
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Uprooted Memories: Storymapping in Communities
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Networking Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm: The Arts and Sustainability: Building New Bridges by Tracking New Indicators
6:30pm - 9:30pm: Opening Reception: Sightings in Seattle

Friday, June 19
8:15am - 9:45am: Leadership Keynote Presentation (Dr. Peter Senge)
12:30pm - 3:30pm: Career 360
3:30pm - 5:00pm: Networking Break: Emerging Leaders Network
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Emerging Leaders Reception

Saturday, June 20
9:00am - 10:00am: Network and Peer Group Meeting: Emerging Leaders Network
10:30am - 12:00pm: Closing General Session: Arts & Environmental Sustainability in Practice

2:00pm - catch my flight home

I can't wait to hear from everybody!



belleshpgrl said...

I am eagerly waiting your return report. I wanted to go to this badly!

Chris Casquilho said...

Sent tweets from the convention! Check out the list from #tcgcon on to see what people lay down while convening...