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Annual Meeting 2010: Dallas

Posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 6:32 pm in News

The Dallas Annual Meeting (December 9-13, 2010) is cooking up to be an amazing event, filled with celebrations, creative activities and intelligent conversations. For more than a year, host Vicki Meek (of NPN Partner South Dallas Cultural Center) has been planning how to best showcase her city, and she has rolled up her sleeves to develop a recipe for a tasty conference. An enticing entrée is the presentation of five historically important performances remounted by artists who have been active in the Network over its 25-year history (see related story).

The Annual Meeting is always an invitation-only event for a number of strategic reasons. First: we want to keep the attendance numbers manageable so that real, authentic exchange and networking can take place. Secondly: we are intentional in maintaining a balance between the numbers of artists and presenters present—we provide one of the few occasions when artists and presenters are brought together on equitable terms. Finally: we subsidize NPN Partner and artist attendance while keeping registration fees reasonable.

This December’s meeting will mark NPN’s 25th anniversary, and activities will be centered around the Dallas Arts District. Advance planning has included trips to the new Koolhaas-designed Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, the Latino Cultural Center and the Dallas Museum of Art. Rumor has it that karaoke and open mic nights are in the works, as well as expanded professional development opportunities. And the weekend will close out with dinner, dancing and celebration at Gilley’s Dance Hall.

Additional information will be posted once it is available.

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