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Updated CONFLUENCE Schedule as of 9/12/16

Schedule as of September 12, 2016 (subject to change)

Downloadable PDF version here:  confluence-2016-prelim-schedule-for-website-update-9-12-16

Monday, September 26, 2016

Venue: Sacramento Convention Center 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast (included in registration)

8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.        Registration Open

8:30 a.m.– 10 a.m.             California Arts Council State-Local Partners Meeting

(Attendance required for representatives of State-Local Partner grantees.)

California Arts Council Cultural Pathways Cohort Meeting

(Attendance required for representatives of Cultural Pathways grantees.)

9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.            IceBreaker (except State-Local Partners & Cultural Pathways Grantees):

Networking session, led by CFTA board members.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    General Session

                                                Welcome:   Californians for the Arts

Welcome:   California Arts Council

                                                Keynote:  Nina Simon

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Breakout Sessions  (Topics below will be offered either at 11:15 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. still to be determined.  Additional session topics are in formation.)

Arts Education: Being organized by Dalouge Smith, President & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra and Joe Landon, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education

Arts in Correction: Being organized by Sofia Klatzer, Executive Director of Arts for LA

Cultural Districts: Being organized by Victoria Hamilton, Arts & Culture Advocate, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, San Diego

Diversity & Cultural Equity: Confirmed panelist: Leticia Rhi Buckley, Director of Communications and Marketing, Los Angeles County Arts Commission/Ford Theatre

Partnerships Workshop: How Valuable are your Partnerships? A hands-on workshop to assess the value of your partnerships.  Leaders:  Rhyena Halpern, Assistant Director, Community Services Department and Director, Arts & Sciences, City of Palo Alto and Rachel Osajima, Executive Director, Alameda County Arts Commission

Storytelling and Making the Case for the Arts.  Led by Michael Kass, award-winning storyteller, facilitator and coach.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        General Session

KeynoteMarc Bamuthi Joseph

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.        Breakout Sessions

(See 11:15 a.m. for list of topics.  Additional session topics are in formation.)

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Roundtable Conversations

A Game Changer: The Arts Education Data Project – Patricia Wayne, Director Create CA

Behind the Scenes Grant Panels and Effective Grant Writing Strategies – Rhyena Halpern, Assistant Director, Community Services Department; Director, Arts & Sciences, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto

Public Art and All of Its Ups and Downs – Rachel Osajima, Executive Director, Alameda County Arts Commission, Oakland

Supporting Individual Artists with Funding and Resources – John Gallogly, Executive Director, Theatre West, Los Angeles

Innovative Arts Marketing Strategies – Danielle Whitmore, Executive Director, Blue Line Arts, Roseville

Fundraising Best Practices – Richard Stein, Executive Director, Arts Orange County, Santa Ana

Navigating California Arts Council Grant Programs – Shelley Gilbride, Programs Officer, California Arts Council, Sacramento

Rural Placemaking at Its Best – Debra Lucero Executive Director, Shasta County Arts Council & Friends of the Arts-Upstate, Redding and Chico

All about Arts & Access with the National Arts and Disability Center – TBA

Arts and Veterans – Forging New Partnerships – Jason Jong, Arts Program Specialist, California Arts Council, Sacramento

Strategies to Implement Arts Programs that Serve At-Risk Youth – Patrick Brien, Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council, Riverside

5:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.      Break

5:30-7pm                              Reception ($25.00 – tickets still available!)

Honoring the Founders of California Arts Advocates

Michael Alexander, Barry Hessenius, Alma Robinson, Kris Sinclair, Alan Ziter

Hosted bar, appetizers and entertainment with

Empress Tavern, Crest Theater, 1013 K St. (an easy walk from Convention Center).

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Venue: Sacramento Convention Center

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast (included in registration)

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Registration Open

8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.         California Arts Council State-Local Partner Meeting

(Attendance required for representatives of State-Local Partner grantees.)

California Arts Council Cultural Pathways Cohort Meeting

(Attendance required for representatives of Cultural Pathways grantees.)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.      Keynote:  James Mayer, President & CEO, California Forward

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Advocacy 101 – A Practicum of Arts Techniques for Engaging Advocates and Community, local, state and nationwide, led by Brad Erickson, California’s State Arts Action Network Representative with Americans for the Arts & CFTA Past President

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch (included in registration)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        Arts Day – Walk to Capitol Grounds for group photo

1:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.         Legislative Visits – in the Capitol

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.        Return to Convention Center for Legislative Visits Debrief

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