Arts Leadership Conference

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[RE]CONNECT: Seattle Arts Leadership Conference is a full-day event, hosted by Seattle University’s MFA in Arts Leadership program. Arts leaders from across the Pacific Northwest will gather for an exciting day of provocative speakers, professional development workshops, and artwork. 

  • Conference Date: March 2, 2019
  • Conference Site: Seattle University Student Center

The 2019 Conference theme is Courageous Arts Leadership in Turbulent Times. Like many times in history, our world has become disjointed into us versus them, establishments of ‘other’, and confusion. This conference theme is intended to bravely and boldly call out issues and encourage change through our leadership. As Arts Leaders, it is our responsibility to act as a conduit for connecting people and ideas.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2019 Conference is now open! Save your seat today and receive an Early Bird discount through February 15th.

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Save on conference costs by signing up to volunteer at the conference.
  • Current Arts Leadership Students: attend the conference for FREE!
    Make sure to select "MFA Student Registration" or "BA Student Registration" on the registration page.

Conference Schedule

You can view the full Conference Schedule here.

2019 Keynote: Mohamad Hafez

With a background in architecture and a deep understanding of displacement and war, Mohamad Hafez creates photo-realistic, sculptures of the urban landscape of the Middle East. His most famous project, Unpacked: Refugee Baggage, aims to amplify refugee voices by creating miniature replicas of homes, communities, and countries, that have been devastated by war and political unrest. 

Learn more about Hafez's work.

Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401

Rosa Joshi 
Chair, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership

Graduate Admissions

Student Financial Services

Thank you to our sponsors:

College of Arts & Sciences Spirit Mark

Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401

Rachel Betron, MEd
Program Coordinator, Arts Leadership