Opening Session details now available!

Ben CameronInteractive Town Hall meeting, featuring a Keynote address by Ben Cameron

This year’s Opening Session will be our most exciting in recent memory. Asking the question “Revolution or Evolution: How must orchestras change to add greater value to American life?”, we open the door to frank, open discussions about the state of the economy, the importance of our communities, and most notably, envisioning the future of the field.

Beginning with the keynote address, Art at the Crossroads, from the fiery and charismatic Ben Cameron (Doris Duke Foundation) followed by an interactive Town Hall, moderated by Eric Booth, teaching artist extraordinaire, we invite Conference delegates to weigh in with their thoughts, questions, and ideas. History tells us even the simplest of ideas can start a revolution – Orchestra R/Evolution may be the first step in the next era for American orchestras.

The debate has begun at and culminates at the Opening Session on June 16 - which for the first time, will be streamed live. One thousand delegates in Atlanta and thousands more around the world will be part of the most invigorating conversation about orchestras in years.

It’s time to take on the future - you just need to be in the room or online.

Come to Atlanta for Conference 2010 and be a part of the conversation.