Diversity Featured During Conference Season

Apr 11, 2011

  • Chorus America

  • June 8 – 11, 2010

  • San Francisco, CA

  • 34th Annual Conference

  • Chorus America's 34th Annual Conference features plenary sessions that look at diversity of genre, developing an inclusive
 community dialogue, and features a vital member of the social justice movement.
Deke Sharon, singer, arranger, composer, producer and teacher of contemporary a cappella.
Margy Waller, vice president, strategic communications and research at ArtsWave, Cincinnati
Hubie Jones, Founder and former President of Boston Children’s Chorus.

Dance / USA
July 13 - 16, 2011
Chicago, IL
Design It. Dance It. Be the Architect of Your Future

Dance / USA's 2011 Annual Conference will feature atrack devoted to audience engagement. "The track looks at who's attending performances and who's in the pipeline as tomorrow's dance audiences. By breaking down barriers such as age, ability, geography and ethnicity, participants will develop strategies to build sustainable audiences and draw them deeper into our art form." Sessions include:
Engaging Dance Audiences: Adapting the Results to Your Organization and Audience
Conversation Lab: Innovative Projects in Online Audience Engagement
Cultivating Cultural Voyagers: Stimulating Cross-Ethnic Attendance for Dance

League of American Orchestras
June 6 – 9, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
66th National Conference

The topic of diversity is woven throughout the League's conference and featured in seminars, toolboxes, and perspectives. Sessions include:

OPERA America
May 7 - 11, 2011
Boston, MA
Opera Entrepreneurship: Building on Tradition

OPERA America's upcoming conference will offer a 1/2 day seminar focused on Engaging a Diverse Audience.
Are the demographics of audiences keeping pace with the changing demographics of the general population? What opportunities exist for engaging different segments of society and becoming better advocates for social inclusion across perceived, historic, economic or cultural divides, and how can community service lead to an ongoing relationship with new constituents?

Theatre Communications Group
June 16 - 18, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
TCG at 50: What If...

TCG will celebrate 50 years with sessions that touch on global diversity, will pose a few "What ifs" about different communities, and they will delve beneath the surface of diversity. Sessions include:

Keynote Speaker Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues
Delving Beneath Surface Diversity
What If...Theatres Were THE Gathering Place for Young People
What if... Women Ruled the World