Leaders from all disciplines of the performing arts, academia and the philanthropic sector will share ideas, challenges, successes, and lessons learned in pursuit of increased diversity

SphinxCon is the first inaugural convening on diversity in the performing arts and will feature 35 speakers from across the globe in Detroit, Michigan from February 15-17, 2013 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel. The goal is to create a platform of ideas, challenges, and insights to inspire participants to transform diversity initiatives in arts organizations around the country.

This convening represents a critical mass of performing arts leaders and practitioners and creates a space for discussion, sharing, building connections, and critical thought. On participating in the conference, Delroy Lindo, world renowned actor and featured speaker at SphinxCon said, “My hope is that, as a result of attending this conference, people will be moved to create opportunities for people in general; and for young persons in particular, where opportunity might not exist.” Additional featured speakers include Farai Chideya, award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer who shared, “The message of the inaugural SphinxCon cherishes innovation and diversity in the arts, two things I treasure. I appreciate the commitment of the organizers and can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Guests are encouraged to REGISTER NOW at www.SphinxCon.org.  The registration fee is only $99.99 for the three-day event (student rate is $35.00. ID is required at registration).

Visit www.SphinxCon.org for more information!

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The Sphinx Organization transforms lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Hosted by the Marriott Renaissance Center and presented in partnership with the Detroit Public Television, SphinxCon is made possible with the support from The Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  Google is the official technology sponsor for SphinxCon.