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Thursday, June 21
 

8:30am

New Professional Company Member (PCM) Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

OPERA America welcomes staff and trustees from its newest Professional Company Members to start off the conference with a casual breakfast and orientation.

Thursday June 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Sterling 3. 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Limited Access By invitation.

12:30pm

Specialty: Innovation Grantee Lunch
Limited Capacity filling up

Grant awardees from both FY2017 and FY2018 grant cycles are invited to gather together to share discoveries and challenges in a conversation with Sarah Lutman and OPERA America staff.
Lunch is included.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Gohorel

Claire Gohorel

Grantmaking Manager, OPERA America
With a professional background in museum fundraising operations and academic degrees in anthropology, I bring my passion for cultural expression to OPERA America. As Grantmaking Manager, I support the administration of grants across all of OPERA America's grant programs.
avatar for Kurt Howard

Kurt Howard

Director of Programs and Services, OPERA America
After three years as OPERA America's managing director, Kurt Howard shifted into the position of director of programs services in 2017. Howard is responsible for professional development programs, annual conference planning and execution, supervision of grant programs (specifically... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Lutman

Sarah Lutman

Principal, 8 Bridges Workshop
Sarah Lutman founded Lutman & Associates, now 8 Bridges Workshop, in March 2012. Since then she has pursued a wide variety of projects with clients in cultural, public media, and philanthropic organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur and innovator is well-documented in projects... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Sponsor: Innovation Grants
Sponsor: Innovation Grants


Thursday June 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Sterling 6, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Limited Access By invitation

12:45pm

Specialty: Co-Production Marketplace and Lunch
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is the place to find co-producers and collaborators for your upcoming seasons. Artistic administrators, production managers and general directors representing companies that have completed OPERA America’s Future Season Survey are invited to share information and identify opportunities for co-productions, rentals and other inter-company collaborations. Building on the first Marketplace offered in 2016, discussions will be arranged by venue and production scale to allow like-sized companies to connect while reviewing a digest of the survey.

Lunch is provided.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Lee Everett

Laura Lee Everett

Chief Programs Officer, OPERA America

Sponsors
avatar for LiveNote

LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
avatar for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Regency Ballroom F, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102

3:30pm

Specialty: Innovation Grantee Consultations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Pre-scheduled consultations for Innovation Grant awardees.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lutman

Sarah Lutman

Principal, 8 Bridges Workshop
Sarah Lutman founded Lutman & Associates, now 8 Bridges Workshop, in March 2012. Since then she has pursued a wide variety of projects with clients in cultural, public media, and philanthropic organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur and innovator is well-documented in projects... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Sponsor: Innovation Grants
Sponsor: Innovation Grants


Thursday June 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sterling 1, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
 
Saturday, June 23
 

7:45am

50th Anniversary Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Saturday June 23, 2018 7:45am - 9:00am
Sterling 4, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63012
  • Limited Access By invitation

8:00am

Specialty: Civic Action Group Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Members of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts of the Civic Action Group are invited to share updates and discoveries in their civic practice work and continue the discussions from the January meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Bedoya

Roberto Bedoya

Cultural Affairs Manager (and Minister of Belonging on USDAC Cabinet), City of Oakland
Roberto Bedoya is Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland, CA, overseeing the Cultural Affairs Unit, housed in the City's Department of Economic and Workforce Development. He previously served as executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council, overseeing grant making... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Sterling 3. 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

11:00am

Long-Range New Works Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this free-form discussion, artistic planners (general directors, artistic administrators, publishers and producers) will have the confidential opportunity to share ideas and plans for the development of new works in coming seasons, with the intention of finding developers, co-commissioners and other collaboration opportunities among OPERA America member companies. 

Moderators
avatar for Kurt Howard

Kurt Howard

Director of Programs and Services, OPERA America
After three years as OPERA America's managing director, Kurt Howard shifted into the position of director of programs services in 2017. Howard is responsible for professional development programs, annual conference planning and execution, supervision of grant programs (specifically... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Hays

Gina Hays

Artistic Services Manager, OPERA AMERICA

Sponsors
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
avatar for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
avatar for Threshold Acoustics

Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
  • Area of Focus GD, AA
  • KEY THEME Innovation in Production
  • Reservations Required Yes
  • Limited Access For general directors, artistic administrators, publishers and producers. By invitation

1:00pm

Specialty: Innovation Grantee Consultations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Pre-scheduled consultations for Innovation Grant awardees.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lutman

Sarah Lutman

Principal, 8 Bridges Workshop
Sarah Lutman founded Lutman & Associates, now 8 Bridges Workshop, in March 2012. Since then she has pursued a wide variety of projects with clients in cultural, public media, and philanthropic organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur and innovator is well-documented in projects... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Sponsor: Innovation Grants
Sponsor: Innovation Grants


Saturday June 23, 2018 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Sterling 8 Hyatt Regency, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63105