Register now for the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University on Sunday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Registration is only $35 per person. Online registration at closes on April 9, 2012!

Let me tell you why you should join us…

About the Symposium

The symposium, now in its 5th year, is an annual meeting for emerging arts professionals to learn from and connect with each other and successful arts administrators. If you are interested, please visit our website for more information. You can also join our conversations on our blog, our Facebook  page, and on Twitter.

About our Speakers

Our plenary speaker is Chad Bauman, Director of Communications for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, and our keynote speaker is Adrian Ellis, Director of AEA Consulting, who most recently served as Executive Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center. You can find their bios on this page.

A schedule of the day can be found here and here are the panel titles:

Hitting the Target Audience: Keeping up with Market Trends

  • Ximena Varela (Arts Management, American University)
  • Dana Allen-Greil (Ogilvy)
  • Jennifer Buzzell (Strathmore)
  • Karalee Dawn (Arts Management, George Mason University)
  • Alli Houseworth (Method 21)

Reworking the Start-Up

  • David Snider (Arts Management, American University)
  • Mary Brown (Life Pieces To Masterpieces)
  • Louise Kennelly (DC arts and humanities education collaborative)
  • Brooke Kidd (Joe’s Movement Emporium)
  • Christopher Naoum (Listen Local First DC)


Beyond the Bottom Line: Running a Non-profit in a For-Profit World

  • Jack Rasmussen (American University Museum)
  • Kate Gibney (Americans for the Arts)
  • Lissa Rosenthal (Future of Music Coalition)
  • B. Stanley (DC Arts Center)

Creative Collaborations: What Works?

  • Michael Wilkerson (Arts Management, American University)
  • Joan Jeffri (Research Center for the Arts and Culture at the National Center for Creative Aging)
  • Robert Pullen (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Jason Schupbach (National Endowment for the Arts)

Universal Visions: International Arts Management

  • Gail Humphries Mardirosian (Department of Performing Arts, American University)
  • Todd M. Dellinger (Arts Administration, Rider University)
  • David Furchgott (International Arts & Artists)
  • Danielle Mouledoux (Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University)
  • Stacy White (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

Arts Advocacy 101: Learn the Language

  • Anne L’Ecuyer (Arts Management, American University)
  • Rob Bettmann (DC Advocates for the Arts)
  • Jeff Herrmann (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company)
  • Jonathan Katz (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)
  • Andrea Kreuzer (Arts Education Partnership)

Please feel free to email us at if you have any further questions. Looking forward to seeing you on April 15!