Conference 2009 Speeches
Wednesday June 10, 2009
(Photos: Asher Kelman)
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Introduction and welcome from League President and CEO Jesse Rosen
Keynote Speech: Opportunities in Adversity
Alberto Ibargüen, President & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
(Introduction by Jesse Rosen)
As orchestras – and newspapers – both face uncertain futures, John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen draws parallels between the two –
and lends insight on how both can embrace the future.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: An Essential Partner in a Vibrant Community
Deborah Rutter, President & CEO, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Martha Gilmer, Vice President, Artistic Planning & Audience Development, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; James Cuno, Director, Art Institute of Chicago; Jim Vincent, Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra shares how their enduring institution plays a central role in the cultural, social, and economic life of the city.
Presentation of the 2009 Gold Baton
Thursday June 11, 2009
League Board Member Albert K. (Nick) Webster presents 2009 Gold Baton to former League President and CEO, Henry Fogel (introduction by Jesse Rosen)
Friday June 12, 2009
League President and CEO Jesse Rosen; Vicki Escarra, President & CEO, Feeding America, acknowledges achievements of the League's Orchestra's Feeding America initiative (introduction by Jesse Rosen)