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What Delegates Say About the Arts Reach Conference: 

Los Angeles (October 2017)

"All of our One-on-Ones were some of the best advice we’ve received!
“Many opportunities for open dialogue with known professionals."
“Loved the access to presenters through round tables and One-on-Ones."
"Got some good maps for action — can use right away."
"The electives and One-on-Ones allowed us to get information for our specific venues."
"Great time-out from everyday business to think about important things."
"I loved it all and we are ready to build a solid development plan from the ground up. The speakers and One-on-Ones were very engaging and stimulating."
"The One-on-One experts were very passionate!"

Toronto (June 2017)

"Loved the sponsorship session but wished it could be longer.  Enjoyed the lunchtime session immensely!  Great conversations and such a generous spirit.
"Lots of data examples and discussions. Social media topics were great."
"Great speakers, great location."
"All of my sessions left time for Q & A and sharing stories and questions.
"Loved the Lunch with the Experts portion.  Casual yet very informative and engaging."
"Lots of information to learn to help my organization."

Seattle (May 2017)

"Lots of interactive info and some time for us to apply the ideas to our own organizations."
"I loved getting to do the One-on-Ones.  Fantastic way to spend time during the reception and lunch.  Really added to the value of the conference."
"Meeting with other organizations to discuss ideas and trends."
"Presenter topics and their engagement with the audience.
"I really enjoyed the One-on-Ones.  That surprised me."
"Feeling inspired and re-energized!  Meeting people in my position at the other performing arts centers around my city."
"The upscale professional environment."

New York (March 2017)

"Good variety of speakers and relevant topics."
"Beautiful space for the conference!"
“The candid conversations I had were eye-opening.
"Great variety of workshops and presentations."
"Lunch with the Experts gave us the opportunity to compare notes and share ideas with professionals who work for similar size performing arts centers with similar programming."
“The opportunity for participation to immediately put into action what was learned was very valuable."
“The best part was meeting new colleagues and comparing challenges and needs.
"Very relevant topics."

Los Angeles (October 2016)

"I liked the presentations offering MODERN & VIABLE solutions.
"Multitudes of important topics and discussions."
"I can leave the conference with tangible tools and understanding. I’ll have the confidence to implement strategies learned."
"Felt intimate — brings colleagues who do similar work at neighboring institutions together."
“Nice, unexpected mix of organizations."
"The schedule was designed to include several relevant and timely topics without making each panel too long — or too short!"
"I liked the range of presentations offered and the opportunity to have small group discussions with experts during lunch."

Seattle (July 2016)

"Very good topics, very relevant!"
"Great sessions with lots of info.  Always like how you present the latest trends & projections."
“Intimate size made it easy to meet people."
"So many professionals with relevant experience leading talks AND in the audience asking insightful questions."
"Got to meet people from similar organizations and discuss common problems."
"Loved lunch table events — excellent to connect."
"I liked the detail-oriented, example-based discussions on audience development and social media.
"Lunch with the Experts was really helpful.  Overall good experience."

Toronto (June 2016)

“Lots of engaged people in continuous learning mode."
"Great content/networking with speakers and also colleagues in my industry!"
"Very efficiently run — fast, smooth transitions between speakers."
"Great contacts and resources."
"Great presentations — very relevant information — presenters were all very approachable and happy to provide contact information to keep teaching."
"Size makes it easy to navigate.  Networking opportunities are great."
"Sessions were short and to the point.  Good variety of specific and general."
"The size of the venue was intimate."
"It was very relevant to the work that we do.  Also, many examples of cases and practical tools to use in developing our audiences. Clear, concise, relevant, useful."

New York (March 2016)

I liked the knowledge and friendliness of presenters.  The information really resonated with me."
"Lunch with the Experts was fantastic as ever! I truly appreciate the opportunity to speak with an expert at a more in-depth level."
"I learned trends that will effect my work over the next 1-2 years.  Excellent, well-informed speakers and their knowledge empowers me!"
"The sessions were really helpful and meaty.
"I liked hearing various perspectives, examples, and experiences from different places, businesses, and genres."
"The topics covered and usefulness/relevance of the information presented was exceptional.  Probably one of the most valuable conferences I have attended."
"Lunch with the Experts was a great experience."
"All the presenters were very articulate."

San Francisco (October 2015)

"Thank you for such an energizing conference."
"I really enjoyed the specific, practical, technical marketing tips — I feel like I can actually go back to work and implement the things I learned."
“Loved the laid-back stress-free nature of the conference.”
“Thanks to you and your team again for putting together such an illuminating 3 days. Our team took away a lot of gold.”
 “Being able to speak with experts and have an open dialogue with peers was my favorite part.”
“The variety of topics were all relevant.”
“I learned a lot and it got my brain going in a lot of new ways!”
“Being surrounded by like-minded, theatre-loving people was great.”
“I enjoyed the in-depth discussions and presentations, especially the group exercises.”
“I had a lot of things I’m doing right reinforced!”
“The variety of sessions and breakouts was really appealing.”

Toronto (May 2015)

“The one-on-one sessions and Lunch with the Experts both provided the chance for me to ask questions specific to my goals and purpose.”
“We feel armed to go back to our team and argue the need to upgrade our system and begin to use customer data to grow our business.”
“I liked the variety of topics – there was something I was interested in with every breakout session.”
“The variety of attendees – different types of organizations, difference sizes – gave a good variety of questions and opinions/experiences at sessions.”
 “Lots of super conversations.”
“I will take ideas home that we will be able to use in an impactful way both immediately and in longer planning.”
“Very well run, great speakers with great insight, no pressure from sponsors.”
“Great session topics and the length of sessions were scheduled extremely well!”
“Great information on development strategies.”
“Speakers were very good – had the opportunity to chat with speakers during networking events.  Also really liked the space it was held in.”
“The variety of presenters and different company outlooks in terms of coming from large facilities and small facilities was great.”


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June 12, 2017:
Morning Intensive (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Opening Reception with one-on-ones

June 13, 2017:
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Lunch with the Experts
Afternoon Intensive

Program and speakers subject to change.

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