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E-Newsletter / April 2008 NPAC

Posted: Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at 4:51 pm in E-Newsletters

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National Performance Network (NPN) E-News | April 2008 | Connecting artists with progressive presenters, arts organizations, and communities across the country.


In this Issue

Early Bird Registration Extended
Opening Session
The Social Sector
Be Inspiring


NPN @ NPAC is made possible with support from:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Altria Corporate Services, Inc.
Nathan Cummings Foundation
El Centro Su Teatro
National Performance Network
The National Performance Network (NPN) is a national partner of NPAC
El Centro Su Teatro
El Centro Su Teatro is an NPN Partner host

April 2008

Check out the NPN @ NPAC minisite for everything you need to keep you informed and up-to-date about the National Performing Arts Convention (NPAC). Find answers to all your questions about hotel, travel, subsidies, reimbursements, and roommates.

Click here to visit the minisite:

UNTIL APRIL 11, 2008!

If you haven’t registered yet, do so immediately to get the $250 rate. Don’t wake up on April 12th with the additional $50 registration expense coming out of your own pockets!

Click here for registration information and instructions.

Deadline for Hotel Reservations and
Reimbursement Submissions: May 1, 2008

Your timely responses are very much appreciated!!

Click here for hotel and reimbursement info.

Opening Session

Wednesday, June 11, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join award-winning playwright and performance artist Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Fires in the Mirror) to celebrate the performing community and share exciting visions of what the future of the performing arts could be.

  • Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu speaks on building a
    strong performing arts community as a crucial part of a vital society;
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch talks about creating performance in partnership with community;
  • Denver’s Mayor John Hickenlooper and Cultural Affairs Director
    Erin Trapp, present Denver’s deeply researched and carefully crafted
    vision for a healthy performing arts future in 2028.

The event also features a presentation by Dana Gioia, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts.

Click here for more information.

The Social Sector

Thursday, June 12, Noon – 1:00pm

Best-selling author Jim Collins (Built to Last, Good to Great), is a student and teacher of enduring great companies. He has recently turned his brilliant mind to the public sector.

Hear him discuss his groundbreaking theories and strategies for achieving superior performance in the social sector.

Click here to learn more about Jim Collins.

Click here to read selections from Good to Great and the Social Sectors.

Be Inspiring

Make your voice heard at the three AmericaSpeaks caucuses and 21st Century Town Hall Meeting™.

Caucuses are held at various times Wednesday through Friday; the Town Hall meeting on Saturday, June 14, 10:00am-12:30pm.

Attendees from all the performing arts will grapple with issues that matter the most to them at an unprecedented series of town-hall style meetings—one each day. A team of professional conveners from the renowned group AmericaSpeaks will guide participants through the process, using the latest technologies. Discussions will build upon the previous day’s work; gaining momentum that will culminate at Saturday morning’s closing session.

Don’t miss these momentous sessions!

Your voice and vote will help set the agenda for the performing arts community, laying the groundwork for effective, coordinated action at local and national levels.

Watch the AmericaSpeaks video here.