Conference Update: March 20th

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


More than 200 delegates have already signed up for the 2009 National Conference in Chicago! This is a record number of registrations at this early stage of booking and reflects the need for board members, managers, musicians, and volunteers to come together to face the challenges of the economic downturn and share how good ideas, entrepreneurship, and partnership at this difficult time.

Register Now and Save!

To guarantee 2008 rates, register before April 17. Remember there are specials deals for 1st and 2nd Timers, small budget & youth orchestras, and volunteers. As always we welcome our musician colleagues for free. Click here to see all our money saving rates.  

Flying to Chicago?

It has never been cheaper to fly to Chicago and airlines are offering great deals at the moment. Book your flight now!

More Ways to Save

  • Technical Assistance Grants to attend the Conference may be available from your state arts agency. Click here for more information.
  • Air Miles: does anyone you know - maybe a sponsor or board member - have spare air miles they can donate to your orchestra to help you attend?
  • Room Share: your Conference cost can be reduced if you are willing to room share with a friend of colleague. If you are looking to share, email Colleen Chisholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will put you in touch with a potential roommate.
  • Orchestra Leadership Academy Seminars are designed to improve your skills in a wide range of subjects but are particularly tailored this year to the economic uncertainty. Ask a donor to make a learning investment in you!

League National Conference 2009 – Now More Than Ever!