February 5, 2010
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION – Rubin Museum- Y2K Lounge.
Hosted by Dance/NYC’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and Arts & Business
Council’s Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA)
February 6, 2010
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM – 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich St. at Rector St.)
Includes General Session, 2 Break Out Sessions, and SmartBar one-on-one
conversations with experts in the field
THE GENERAL SESSION
8:30 – 9:00
Welcome & Registration; SmartBar Sign Ups
9:00 – 10:30
“The Changing Face of Dance Audiences”
Donna Walker Kuhne, Walker International Communications
10:45 – 12:15
IP & IT Workshop
“Latest Technologies Impacting the Dance Field”
Sydney Skybetter, Skybetter & Associates
Marc Kirschner, Tendu TV
Fred Benenson, Kickstarter.com
12:15 – 12:45
Catered in Lunch
12:45 – 2:15
“Leadership, Start with the Why”
Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action
2:30 – 4:00
Town Hall Meeting
“Concert vs. Commercial Dance: Can’t we just get along?”
Panel: Sharon Gersten Luckman (Alvin Ailey), plus more TBA
4:15 – 5:45
“Telling the Story of Dance: Defining the Value of our Art Form”
Russell Willis Taylor, National Arts Strategies
Dorothy Gunther Pugh, Ballet Memphis
5:45 – 6:00
Wrap up & Goodbye
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:30
Health & Wellness
The Actor’s Fund
10:00 – 5:00
Sign up to meet one-on-one in 30 minute increments with:
Lois Welk (Dance/USA Philadelphia), Peter DiMurio (Dance/MetroDC), Jodi Krizer
Graber (Bravo! Wellness), plus more TBA
FREE - Opening Reception on 2/5/10 *Registration Required
Breakout Sessions on Insurance and Health and Wellness
SmartBar one-on-one conversations with experts from the field
The full General Session Package including the Opening Plenary, IP & IT
Workshop, Leadership Workshop, Town Hall Meeting, & Closing Plenary
1. Each of the 4 sessions offered as part of the General Session will be offered à la
carte. Choose any session or session combination at $20 per session.
Why you should come if you are a….
Attend FREE sessions that focus on various insurance options and dancer health and wellness. Drop in on some
of the general sessions for just $20 a pop including a Town Hall Meeting on concert dance versus commercial
dance and bring awareness by contributing your opinion and giving testimonies on your personal experiences.
Meet with people who are coming to meet with YOU! Attend a FREE opening reception with the entire dance
community of New York including managers, board members, funders, and fellow dancers.
Here is an opportunity for us all to be together under the same roof for important information sharing and
problem-solving conversations working towards general advancement for the entire field. If you attended
Dance/USA’s Winter Forum last year in New York, you know the value of the New York dance community coming
together to share groundbreaking information, reports, and ideas, and the great importance of the
communications and connections that are made when we unite.
BOARD MEMBER or FUNDER
The Symposium will alert you to the most pressing issues and initiatives in the field and connect you to the work
going on the ground to see how it effects the organizations you represent and are supporting. The sessions
offered will help you to increase effectiveness and awareness as a leader in the field. Also, it is an opportunity
for you to unite or re-unite with dancers and dance organizations working outside of your organization and help
you to get a sense of where the field at large currently stands.
Begin your professional networking early and obtain a greater sense of the professional dance field of New York.
Meet established dancers, dance managers, and dance community members and learn about the numerous types
of jobs available. Learn new information, get ideas for school project topics, and expand your point of view to
bring back with you to classroom discussions.
Dance/NYC’s Mid-Year Symposium is open to ALL members of the New York dance
community as well as any member of the arts or for-profit business communities who have an interest
or do business in dance. In order to make this most beneficial to those we serve, we extend an
open invitation to everyone.
Please join us!
*You must register even if you plan to only attend FREE events. Thank you!