After online convenings in 2020 and 2021, the League of American Orchestras National Conference will take place in person in Los Angeles, June 1-3, 2022. Hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, the Conference will gather nearly 1,000 orchestra administrators, musicians, board members, and volunteers to explore the theme “Forward Together” at Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. Sessions for delegates will tackle the key issues of our time for orchestras, including equity, diversity, and inclusion; audience development; digital engagement; climate change; and financial planning. Other highlights include: a conversation between Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and legendary film composer John Williams on the intersection of orchestral music and storytelling; live performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA); a keynote address by conductor Thomas Wilkins about the importance of communicating and connecting with audiences, bringing music to children, and committing to local communities; presentation of Gold Baton awards to former League President and CEO Jesse Rosen and Thomas Wilkins; and a pre-Conference tour of the recently opened Beckmen YOLA Center that includes a Q&A with architect Frank Gehry. Learn more and register for the League’s 2022 National Conference at https://leagueconference.org/.