Conferences and Meetings

The League brings together the best minds from in and outside the field to provide practical knowledge, develop effective leadership, relay best practices, provoke debate, and identify emerging trends.

In addition, please visit Learning and Leadership Development, where the League offers a variety of other learning opportunities and resources.

Upcoming Meetings

Opportunities in Arts Giving Through Next-Gen Philanthropy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

We are living through the greatest intergenerational transfer of wealth in our nation’s history as $30 trillion is being handed from one generation (Baby Boomers) to the next (mostly Gen-X and Millennials). Studies suggest that these generations—properly engaged—have the potential to be the most philanthropic. But how do we reach these donors and get them to include us in their charitable giving plans?

During this two-hour online webinar, John Hicks, CFRE will dive into the numbers, the motivations, the opportunities, and the challenges surrounding next-gen philanthropy for orchestras. Join us to learn best practices to engage, motivate, and encourage giving by these emerging donors.

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2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

New Orleans, LA
April 1 and 2, 2020 

Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

Six conductors have been chosen by an adjudication panel of leading artistic executives from a pool of more than 150 applications from around the world. Selected for their podium talent and commitment to American orchestras, the conductors will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra over two days of rehearsals, culminating in public concert at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans.

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Building Board Champions for Your Orchestra

San Francisco Governance Seminar
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:30am to 2:00pm (lunch provided) 

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

We ask our board members to be ambassadors on behalf of our orchestras, but they often feel ill-equipped to comply because they don’t know whom to prioritize, what to say to or do with them, or what difference it is supposed to make.

Join the League of American Orchestras and the Association of California Symphony Orchestras for an engaging, interactive session led by board consultant Susan Howlett. She will present research-based solutions and helpful tips for setting board members up for success. Participants will walk away with concrete steps that any board member can comfortably take to become a powerful champion for your orchestra, resulting in a wider audience, more allies, and more money (without even asking)!

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2020 National Conference

Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Orchestra | The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

June 10-12
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Look for registration to open the week of March 2. Book your hotel reservations for Conference now.

2021 National Conference

Pittsburgh, PA

June 16-18

2022 National Conference

Los Angeles, CA

June 1-3