Subject to Change

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – Multiple Locations

9:30 – 4:00pm Preconference with TRG Arts – Community Database Partners
6:30 – 8:30pm Welcome Reception – NEW LOCATION!!!
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 302
9:00pm – 12:00am Hospitality Suite at the DoubleTree Hotel

Thursday, April 11, 2013 – National Museum of American Jewish History

8:15 – 9:00am Breakfast at Venue
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome, Tom Kaiden, President, Cultural Alliance
9:15 – 10:15am
Innovation vs. Change
Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

After investing in innovation for six years, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has learned an enormous amount about innovation.  In his address, Ben Cameron will discuss what has worked (and what hasn’t) and whether the future demands a different kind of change.

10:15 – 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00pm
Breakout Session
Using Data to Make the Case
Presenters: Cultural Data Project and Toronto Alliance for the Performing ArtsAt this team-based participatory session, we will use data to make a compelling case.  We’ll hear about the strategy that helped contribute to Toronto’s recent advocacy win at the municipal level, and get a brief introduction to the Cultural Data Project.  Then we’ll devote the bulk of the session to working in small teams to craft effective advocacy stories working with sample CDP data.  Using a scenario-based approach, each team will have the opportunity to analyze a data set, digest and interpret key points and then frame a two-minute “pitch” to the larger group.  At the end, we’ll debrief what worked most effectively and why.

New Approaches in Ticketing
Presenters: ArtsBoston, Theatre Bay Area, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

It’s no secret that many ASOs have faced significant challenges with their ticketing operations the last few years. Changing customer behaviors, competition from other discount ticketing vendors, and rising space costs have required organizations to reevaluate their programs. This panel discussion will explore how three ASOs are meeting those challenges and reimagining their ticketing programs through new approaches and partnerships with organizations like Goldstar and Ticket Leap. Join us for an important conversation on the current state of ticketing for ASOs and where we’re going next.

12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm
The Challenge to Adapt: New Practices for a New Era in the Arts
Richard Evans, President, EmcArts

A conversation on the importance of addressing adaptive change in this new era for the arts through new strategies to advance the field and create public value.  The conversation will focus on adaptive challenges rather than technical ones, shifting our underlying assumptions, and developing new organizational capacities that emphasize innovation and adaptive change.

2:15 – 3:45pm
Breakout Sessions
Leadership Transitions: Founders Syndrome, Being the New Guy, Succession Planning, and more.
Presenters: Austin Creative Alliance, StageSource, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University.

The issue of leadership whether from within or from outside an organization can be a daunting challenge for all sizes and types of organizations. It is our hope that our APASO colleagues will learn some strategies to cope with founder’s syndrome, succession planning as well as have an opportunity to hear from some sister organizations who have recently found new leaders.  This breakout will highlight the challenges and opportunities of taking over a leadership position, what considerations are made in hiring leaders and how to create a leadership plan for your organization.

APASO Peer Project Updates
Presenters: C4 Atlanta, Theatre Puget Sound, Theatre Development Fund

This breakout will highlight existing and new projects (Project Audience, Arts Crush, etc…) and give attendees information on how they came into existence, how they are progressing and what was learned on the way.

4:15 – 5:30pm Coffee Break & Job Title Breakouts
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 2nd & Market Streets
5:30 – 9:00pm Free Night – Your Choice! 
We have secured tickets to some of the hottest events in town.  Click here for details.
9:00pm – 12:00am Hospitality Suite at the DoubleTree Hotel

Friday, April 12, 2013 – 
College of Physicians, home of the Mutter Museum

Open Space Day – Open Space Technology is a highly-scalable and adaptable meeting format which creates unique opportunities for intentional, action-oriented discussions among diverse groups of people to explore areas of collaboration, and to share resources and information.

6:45-7:45am “Rocky” Run with Tom Kaiden (optional)
Meet in Hotel Lobby
8:45am Bus departs Hotel
9:00– 9:30am Breakfast at Venue
9:30am – 10:30am Welcome, Open Space Instructions & Create Agenda
10:30 – 11:30am Session 1
11:30 – 12:30pm Session 2
12:30 -1:30pm Lunch with Special Guest Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Program
1:45 – 2:45pm Session 3 – Action Planning
2:45 – 3:45 pm Session 4 – Action Planning
3:45 – 4:45pm Evening News: Reports from Action Planning Sessions
4:45 – 5:30pm Tour Mutter Museum (optional)
7:00pm Closing Dinner
Nina’s Trattoria, 9th & Christian Street, South Philly
9:00pm – 12:00am Hospitality Suite at the DoubleTree Hotel

Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Academy of Music

8:45 – 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am Daily Instructions & Welcome
9:30 – 11:00am
Taking the Pulse of the Future
Elizabeth Merritt, Founding Director, Center for Future of Museums.

A whirlwind tour of coming decades from the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums, exploring trends in philanthropy, technology and culture that are shaping cultural organizations, their communities and their audiences.

11:15 – 12:00pm Special Activity – Mural Arts Tour
12:00 – 1:00pm Wrap-Up & Lunch


 Hospitality Suite Sponsor
Closing Dinner Sponsor


Host Committee
 GPCA 1  Dance Up WordPress copy  Sacred Places
Program Committee



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