Arts Leadership Conference Schedule

March 1, 2019

6pm - 8pm: Pre-Conference Exhibition Reception at Vachon Gallery

March 2, 2019

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 12:30pm: Augmented Reality Dance Demo

9:00am - 10:15am: Session One

  • Group A
    Marilyn Raichle, The Artist Within
    Brad Lister, Why Inclusion Matters and What it Looks Like: A Partnership Between Community Choirs and Homeless Service Organizations
    Anne Beffel, Color of Kindness
  • Group B
    Cleo Barnett, We The People: How to Amplify Grassroots Movements for Social Change
    Christopher Goodson, Undocumented Immigrants Speaking to Power through Community-Based Theater: Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras’ “El Niño Dios Viene Pal’ Norte.” 
  • Group C
    Elizabeth Coen and John (J.C.) Ignacio, How the Arts Can Foster Educational Equity
    Anne Everhart, Young Blood
  • Claudia Bach, Connecting Student Research and Community Benefit: Arts Ecosystem Research Project

10:30am - 12:00pm: Session Two

  • Kelly Dylla, Pursuing Equity for People of Color as a White Arts Leader
  • Sam Van Waardhuizen, Creating Platforms for Social Change: A Teaching Artist Workshop
  • Xanne Sarka, The InterPlay Way for Social Change and Authentic Community Building 
  • Brian J. Evans, Moving Through Social Justice: Movement-Based Strategies for Unpacking Social Justice for All Ages

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Networking Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Keynote Presentation & Q&A with Mohamad Hafez

1:45pm - 2:45pm: Session Three

  • James Miles and Ebo Barton, Who Cares What Young People Think
  • Rachel Parker, Cognitive Restructuring: Leading through Change
  • Holly Jacobson, Arts and Homelessness from a Global Perspective
  • S. Rebeqa Rivers, Disrupting Whiteness: How to Challenge the Norm in Arts Education

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Session Four

  • Rachel Betron, Tacoma Creates: A Case for Cultural Access Policy
  • Ana Rusness-Petersen, Leading through Podcasts and Creative Producing
  • Namii, Song, Dance, Magic & Medicine
  • Trés McMichael, Using Marginalized Narratives for Radicalized Change: Performing Arts Leadership, Inclusion, and Diversity Seminars

4:15pm - 5:15pm: Closing Workshop with Mohamad Hafez