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National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, Los Angeles

10.17.17 - 10.18.17

Extraordinary Pricing And Flexibility So You Can Bring The Whole Team!
GET 3-for-1 and Save the Most by July 30, 2017

National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Theme: Coming Together, Setting The Course For Audience And Donor Growth
Includes Special Digital Marketing Track and Registration Grant Opportunities for Californians
October 17-18
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

Now is the time for us to come together and gather our collective strength to set the course for greater audiences and donors to enjoy and be inspired by the fantastic work that we do. To facilitate your entire team being able to attend the conference, we have created a pricing structure that makes it easy for you to bring your colleagues.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest research, resources and strategies that others are using to increase ticket sales and donations. The conference will include a Special Digital Marketing Track geared toward helping solve the complex challenges you are tackling in the digital world. Delegates at the conference will return to their office with a cohesive plan for bringing the disparate parts of their campaigns together into one coordinated effort.

The Price is Right!

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies to find, retain and upgrade patrons, and strong collaboration is paramount to your overall effectiveness. That's why we have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the registration process so that it will be easy for you to come as a team. Register by July 30 to get the lowest price and bring two colleagues for FREE (3-for-1). Plus, if someone on your team can’t attend the entire conference, they can transfer their registration to someone else in your organization for the times when they can't be there

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately. We are told over and over that the 3-for-1 pricing makes it possible for attendees to be able to attend the conference, so make sure to take advantage of this offer by July 30!

Furthermore, to ensure that the head of your organization also can be part of this learning, we have made special arrangements so that he or she can attend part of the conference for FREE! If your Executive Director, CEO, Dean, Artistic Director, Managing Director, Managing Producer, or President, does not register for the full conference as part of your team, he or she is invited to attend Wednesday, October 18, from noon to 5:00 p.m., at no cost. At noon there is an important networking reception, followed by roundtable discussions over lunch, and then the Afternoon Intensive. There is a place on the registration form to tell us who this will be.

Be certain to register early; space is limited and will sell out. It’s critical to make time away from the office for your professional advancement. Free Wi-Fi will be available so you can stay connected to the office.

Don’t get left behind…to find out how to optimize your strategies and stay ahead of the curve, see the registration page for details.

Join us for two days of unprecedented learning and fun in this most beautiful region of the world!

Professional Development Grants Available for Californians — Apply By July 15

Apply for a professional development grant to get your registration fee covered for the National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in Los Angeles, October 17-18! Arts Reach is working with the Center for Cultural Innovation to help you attend the conference and bring your team.

If you receive a grant by August 15 and register for the conference by then, you can bring 2 colleagues from your organization for free: August 15 is the conference 3-for-1 bonus registration deadline, and the grants are awarded in monthly cycles, so you must apply for the grant by July 15 to receive funding before the 3-for-1 promotion cutoff of August 15.

Here are two types of grants that are available:
  • If you live in California and have been employed fewer than 10 consecutive years in the arts field, you can apply for a CALI Grant. For complete guidelines, click here. Qualifying individuals can receive up to $1,000. Ongoing Deadline: 15th of every month
  • If you work in the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles, you can apply for a Quick Grant. For complete guidelines, click here. These professional development grants are for individual artists and arts non-profit staff in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Qualifying individuals can receive up to $600. Ongoing Deadline: 15th of every month
As a CCI grantee, your organization will qualify for the $599 Early Bird Association Rate before August 15. (see registration page for details). If you register before the 3-for-1 bonus expires on August 15, your grant will pay for you and 2 colleagues to attend!

Don't miss out on this generous opportunity provided by the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Revenue Raisers
In addition to the Plenary and Breakout Sessions


Many of the experts presenting sessions will be available for 15-minute One-on-One consultations with conference delegates. This is your chance to get your individual questions answered. Come by yourself or bring your team to the consultation.

Networking Receptions

Meet new colleagues, catch up with old friends, and compare notes on what works and what doesn't. Mingle with leaders in marketing, fundraising, ticketing, pricing, and more as you develop the strategies you will take home to implement.

Lunch with Experts

Discuss with the expert of your choice a hot topic over a cold lunch. Then switch tables, enjoy dessert, and engage in another topic with another expert. Delegates consistently report that this is one of the highlights of the conference. Dessert with the Experts - Switch tables and take part in another great expert-led discussion. Register Now!

Our Sponsors

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    Patron Technology’s mission is to revolutionize the arts & entertainment industry by helping our customers build stronger and more profitable relationships with their patrons. PatronManager, our CRM system, combines box office ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and staff collaboration, built entirely on the cloud-based Salesforce platform. Since launch in 2010, it has been the fastest growing platform for arts & culture organizations in the U.S. Over 600 organizations use PatronManager, primarily symphony orchestras, theatres, opera companies, dance companies, university performing arts centers, and museums. Founded in 2001, Patron Technology became the leader in e-marketing technology for arts non-profits with its first product, PatronMail.

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    Dream Warrior Group provides graceful yet technologically savvy solutions for Arts organizations. The goal-driven services focus on audience and action. As your technology advocate, we will be your ally and can manage and fully implement your online presence. Our services (ala carte or contracted) include: Web site design and development, e-marketing, e-promotion, social media management and optimization. We implement your message in a digital environment

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    Theatre Manager™ software is used at Theatres, Festivals, Arenas, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Orchestras, Museums, Educational Institutions, Municipalities, Non-profit and For-profit organizations.

    Key functionalities:
    - Patron & Household CRM
    - Box Office & Internet Sales
    - without 3rd party fees
    - Development & Donation Management
    - Marketing - including email blasts
    - Artist, Staff & Volunteer Management
    - Financial Controls
    - Facility & Project Management

    Since 1985, our experience has been drawn from 100s of venues, with 1000s of users who use Theatre Manager softwae to track approximately 3/4 of a billion dollars in annual revenue.

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Conference Schedule

October 17, 2017:
Morning Intensive (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Opening Reception with one-on-ones

October 18, 2017:
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Lunch with the Experts
Afternoon Intensive

Program and speakers subject to change.

Among other benefits, Arts Reach Members receive significant discounts on conference registration. Join NOW!