Symposium 2015

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Please join us Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th on the IU Bloomington campus for the annual Arts Administration Symposium. This year’s symposium theme is “Innovation in the Arts” and will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking receptions, and breakout sessions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Friday, Nov. 6: Jill Robinson, President and CEO of TRG Arts, an arts and culture-based consulting firm in Colorado Springs.

Saturday, Nov. 7: Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in NYC (and future president of the Jerome Foundation).

We hope you can join us for a weekend of networking, good discussion and fun!

——————–SCHEDULE——————–

Please view the basic schedule for symposium here.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH // MATHERS MUSEUM

6:30 – 7:00, Welcome Reception

7:00 – 8:00, Opening Keynote: Jill Robinson, TRG Arts

8:00 – 9:00, Artist Showcase

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH // IMU

1:30 – 2:00, Refreshments & Welcome (Tree Suite Lounge)

2:00 – 2:45, Panel (Persimmon Room)

Karen Gahl-Mills, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Phil Ponella, IU William and Gayle Cook Music Library & Music Information Technology Services

3:00 – 3:45, Breakout Sessions I

Option 1: “Creative Innovations for Placemaking” w/ Alan Goffinski, Big Car (Persimmon Suite)
Option 2: “Cultural Policy: It’s More Than Money” w/ Karen Gahl-Mills, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (Walnut Suite)
Option 3: “Keep Calm & Lead On: Transforming The Arts Through Mindful Leadership” w/ Maria Heslin, Independent George Consulting, LLC and Susie Rearick, Boostcamp (Maple Suite)

4:00 – 4:45, Breakout Sessions II

Option 1: “Arts Advocacy 101” w/ Sally Gaskill, SNAAP (Maple Suite)
Option 2: “How Technology is Driving Innovation in Marketing & Development” w/ Paul Sturm, Purdue University (Walnut Suite)

5:00 – 5:45,  Final Keynote: Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (Persimmon Room)

5:45 – 6:30 Networking Reception (Frangipani Room)

6:30 – 8:30 Banquet Dinner (Frangipani Room)

9:00 – 10:30 Pub Trivia (Crazy Horse, downtown Bloomington)

——————–LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS——————–

Jill Robinson:
Twitter

Ben Cameron:
TED Talk

Karen Gahl-Mills:
Bio

Alan Goffinski
Bio

Phil Ponella
Bio

Sally Gaskill
Bio

Maria Heslin
Bio

Paul Sturm
Bio

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Locations

Friday night’s festivities will take place at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures:

Saturday’s festivities will take place at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on the IU Bloomington campus:

Pub Trivia on Saturday night will take place at Crazy Horse in downtown Bloomington:

Lodging

First the bad news: Arts Admin Symposium 2015 is taking place the same weekend as IU Parents’ Weekend this year. This means finding centrally located hotel lodging in Bloomington will be near impossible for conference attendees. The good news: there are many other lodging options! We recommend a couple in particular:

Airbnb: Home sharing network with lots of great options available in Bloomington at reasonable rates!

Creekside Retreat: Located in Nashville, IN, a short 20-25 minutes (17 miles) away from downtown Bloomington, this hotel has rooms available as of today (10/3)

Comfort Inn: Located in Nashville, IN, a short 20-25 minutes (17 miles) away from downtown Bloomington, this hotel has rooms available as of today (10/3)

Quality Inn: Located in Bedford, IN, a short 30 minute (22 mile) drive to downtown Bloomington, this hotel has rooms available as of today (10/3)

Brown County Inn: Located in Nashville, IN, a short 20-25 minutes (17 miles) away from downtown Bloomington, this hotel has rooms available as of today (10/3)

Registration

Registration is FREE!!! But please register nonetheless so we know of any dietary restrictions/other concerns. Register here!