With the theme of “The New Work of Orchestras,” the League of American Orchestras’ 2015 Conference will examine how arts organizations are addressing civil needs while sharing their artistry with new audiences. Nearly 1,000 stakeholders from the orchestra field will attend the Conference, which takes place May 27-29 in Cleveland and is hosted by the Cleveland Orchestra. Conference sessions will explore such critical issues as changing demographics, increased competition for fundraising dollars, diversity, financial sustainability, and the promise of new technologies in the current cultural landscape. Orchestra managers, musicians, staff, trustees, and volunteers will interact with experts from with the arts community and beyond, attend general and elective sessions, live performances, and social and networking events. The Opening Session on May 27 will include an address by National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu, and a panel of government, business, community, and artistic leaders will delve into how orchestras can develop meaningful relationships with their communities. On May 28 and 29, Conference elective sessions will cover topics including community engagement and the civic value of the arts; artistic programming; diversity; digital innovation; audience development; philanthropy; governance; partnerships and collaborating; orchestra sustainability, and recruiting and retaining staff.
For a full Conference schedule, including online registration, hotel accommodations, and travel discounts, visit http://www.americanorchestras.org/conference2015/.
Posted May 4, 2015