Conference 2009 News

With the uncertainty currently facing our field, the time is now to come together to inspire and empower ourselves and our communities. It is imperative we adapt to changing landscapes, while continuing to celebrate the work we love to do.

The League’s National Conference, Where Art & Community Come Together, is the one time of year the world of orchestras unites to face the challenges of today and the future.

Within the main theme, multiple sub-themes will be addressed. Art at the Core: Honoring Tradition/Embracing the Future focuses on concerts which honor tradition as part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Dvorák Festival, as well as sessions that celebrate the music of today. The New Reality: Economics, Innovation, and Adaptability will explore the sustainability, vibrancy, entrepreneurship, and partnership that orchestras must demonstrate in a turbulent and uncertain climate. Finally, Orchestras and Public Value: Looking Inside and Outside seeks to place community at the core of orchestras’ institutional mission.

With so much at stake, can you afford to miss it?

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Conference News

Conference Update: April 29th

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Conference Update: April 16th

rutter_fp.png A Message from the President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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Conference Update: April 8th

money.pngConstituent Meeting info now available. Register before April 17th to guarantee 2008 rates!

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Conference Update: April 1st

Warren_fp.pngWhy Conference? "I come to the League Conference to connect with colleagues and get the latest info on emerging areas of the field." - Warren G. Williams, III, Manager of Community Relations, National Symphony Orchestra


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Conference Update: March 26th

Ibarguen_photo_sm.pngAlberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced as keynote speaker


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Conference Update: March 20th

gp_chicago.pngYou CAN afford Conference! There are many ways to save.


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Conference Day Rates Slashed

PriceCut.pngAttend any day of Conference for just $225!

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Third Reduction in Conference Hotel rates

hilton_lobby.png Rooms at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel have been reduced to $245 plus tax.

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Why 2009 Conference?

crookhall_th.png Simon Crookall, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, speaks on the importance of this year's Conference

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Funding Assistance to Attend Conference

money.pngYou may be eligible for Technical Assistance Grants from your state arts agency!


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