Checklist for EALS 2015

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EALS 2015 is fast approaching and we want to ensure you are informed with everything you need to know before and during the symposium. We’re here with a checklist of everything that’s essential to know and bring on Sunday, March 22nd.


  1. Tickets: Have you bought your ticket yet? If not, there are still a limited number left! Make sure to buy your tickets HERE before they run out.
  2. Method of Transportation: EALS 2015 is located in the Katzen Arts Center at American University. American University is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20016. On Sunday’s, there is free parking in the garage below the Katzen Arts Center. If you are taking public transportation, take the red line metro towards Shady Grove to Tenleytown-AU. From the Tenleytown/AU Metrorail red line east exit (escalator or elevator), simply walk straight ahead 100 feet to the bus stops at the corner of Albemarle and 40th Streets and catch the AU Red Shuttle to the Katzen Arts Center or the Blue shuttle to Nebraska Hall.
  3. Connect on Social Media: Want to be connected to everything happening at EALS 2015? Follow EALS on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated.
  4. Submit Photo to Maker’s Assembly: For the first time, EALS is hosting a never-before-seen, interactive conference experience called SMORG (short for smogasboard) and we need your help! Help build our visual thesaurus by submitting photos of what smorgasboard means to you by tweeting your photos to @MakersAssembly. For some #SmorgInspiration, check out the visual thesaurus here. Read more about SMORG here
  5. Start Using Hashtags: Link to people at the symposium by using the hashtags #EALS2015, #ArtRedefined, and #Smorg.
  6. Download Guidebook: Make your day at the symposium effortless by downloading the Guidebook app using the code “EALS2015” to have access to the full schedule of the day, bios of all the speakers, maps, FAQs, and more!
  7. Print Resume: EALDC is hosting a resume review table again this year! Make sure to bring your resume with you and come to the Kreger Lobby during lunchtime to get advice on how to strengthen your resume.
  8. Bring Business Cards: EALS brings together the best and brightest arts leaders from across the country, and you will surely connect with many inspirational professionals. Every great networking conversation ends with a business card, so don’t forget them!
  9. Confirm Schedule: Do you know the timeline for the day? Below is the full schedule for March 22nd. Note: Panel signups will be available at registration, so be sure to show up early.

9:00 – 9:30am         Registration/Coffee
9:30 – 10:05am       Welcome & SMORG
10:15 – 11:15am        Opening Keynote: Dr. Jane Chu
11:15 – 11:30am        Break
11:30 – 12:30pm      Morning Panels (Arts In Post-Crisis Areas, Back to Black, Founders’ Stories)
12:30 – 1:30pm        Lunch and EALDC Resume Table
1:30 – 2:30pm          Afternoon Session (Arts Education Advocacy, Outreach Outcomes, Putting Artists  First)
2:30 – 2:45pm          Break
2:45 – 3:45pm           SMORG
4:00 – 5:30pm         Closing Keynote – Howard Herring/Performance/Closing Remarks – Robert L. Lynch
5:30 – 6:30pm         Reception Rotunda


Everything checked off? Great! We cannot wait to see you at EALS 2015 on March 22nd!