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National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, San Francisco

04.29.19 - 05.01.19

Extraordinary Pricing And Flexibility So You Can Bring The Whole Team!

GET 3-For-1 And Save The Most By January 31, 2019


 

National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco, CA
Theme: Next Generation Strategies for Revenue Growth
Regular Conference:
April 29-30, 2019 (Includes Special Digital Marketing Track)

Post-Conference Day:
May 1, 2019 - Women in the Arts Leadership Summit

Come on Out. Connect. Collaborate! 

Join us in San Francisco when the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference convenes for a uniquely collaborative event.  The Regular Conference will take place April 29 – 30, and will be followed by a special Post-Conference Day on May 1 titled “Women in the Arts Leadership Summit.”  You can register for just the Regular Conference, just the Post-Conference, or both.  (If you register just for the Post-Conference, please call 1-888-881-5861 rather than using the registration form.)

Overview

With the proliferation of new ways to reach potential audiences and donors, how can you know which ones will be the most effective?  We are coming together this Spring to explore just that, with leaders in the field who are experts on what’s working now and what will work to find, retain and upgrade the audiences and donors of the future. With fresh, hands-on interactive exercises, more of the vital content our Arts Reach delegates love, a special Digital Marketing Track and powerful programs with luminaries like Bob Harlow (who is sponsored by the Wallace Foundation), the Regular Conference will rocket-boost your marketing and fundraising efforts. Then, stay for the Post-Conference Day and hone your leadership skills at the “Women in the Arts Leadership Summit.”

Be with us for this extraordinary event, and we’ll give you the tools and action plan you can put to use immediately to fire up your team, your audiences and your donors. And we’ll have a great time in the process! If you’re coming from out of town, make sure to enjoy the weekend in San Francisco!

What You and Your Team Will Gain:
  • Uncover Hot Digital Marketing Trends for Greater Sales and Engagement
  • Upgrade Donors to Larger Gifts Through High-Touch Stewardship
  • Maximize Contributed and Earned Revenue by Understanding Your Patrons' Journey
  • Get First-Time Buyers to Return Again and Again
  • Tap Into the Millennial Mindset to Build Your Future Audience and Donor Base
  • Diversify Your Audiences with the Latest Strategies That are Working
  • Find Out What’s Hot and What’s Not in Content Marketing
  • And Much, Much More!

Bring your crew. We’ll cut you a triple-fantastic deal.

The key word is Collaborate. If you’re going to chart a bold new course for your organization, it’s best to have the entire team on board at the inception. That’s why you can get the lowest price and bring two colleagues for free to the Regular Conference when you register by January 31. That’s 3 for the price of 1 for the Regular Conference. The Post-Conference price is just an additional $129 per person. You can register for just the Regular Conference, just the Post-Conference, or both.

Can’t spare the entire team all at once? Understood! For the Regular Conference, we allow 2 colleagues to time-share one registration (you can schedule 1 on Monday/1 on Tuesday; 1 in the morning/1 in the afternoon, etc.—whatever works for you).

Want to bring the whole office? No problem!

If you’re having trouble deciding who to bring, we have the answer. For the Regular Conference, you can bring up to 10 people from your organization for one very low price. Why not make everyone happy? Make it easy and get the 10-Pack Supersaver Group Rate. We are going to have fun, and the more the merrier!

Bring the boss.

Change starts at the top. So – regardless of whether your CEO, Executive Director, Dean, Artistic Director, Managing Director, Managing Producer or President is registered to attend the full conference – we’d like them to be our complimentary guest for all sessions on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to five, which includes our networking reception, roundtable discussions over lunch and then an Afternoon Intensive with audience development guru Bob Harlow, sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. It’s that important!



Professional Development Grants Available

The Center for Cultural Innovation offers monthly, competitive professional development grant opportunities. If awarded, these can help defray the registration fees for you and your team to attend “Next Generation Strategies for Revenue Growth,” the 2019 National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in San Francisco, April 29, 30 & May 1, 2019!  

There are two types of grants that are available:
  • The CALI Accelerator program will award grants of up to $1,000 to emerging arts professionals affiliated with a nonprofit arts organization, with a priority for those whose perspectives are not well represented by the conventional arts and culture field, to practice their leadership vision and voice. For complete guidelines, click here. Ongoing Deadline: 15th of every month. CALI Accelerator Grants are awarded in monthly cycles and must be applied for no later than 60 days before the event. For example, for an application received by February 15 the requested activity must take place after April 15.  March 16 is the conference 3-for-1 bonus registration deadline, so you must apply for a CALI Accelerator Grant by February 15 to potentially receive funding before the 3-for-1 promotion cutoff.
     
  • The Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds to San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the State of California.  For complete guidelines, click here. Qualifying individuals can receive up to $600. Ongoing Deadline: 15th of every month. Quick Grants are awarded in monthly cycles and must be applied for no later than 30 days before the event. For example, for an application received by February 15 the requested activity must take place after March 15. March 16 is the conference 3-for-1 bonus registration deadline, so you must apply for a Quick Grant by February 15 to potentially receive funding before the 3-for-1 promotion cutoff. Applications will also be accepted before the March 16 deadline to apply towards your full registration.

Revenue Raisers
Bonus programming to maximize your Conference experience

One-on-Ones

Dive deep into a hot topic with one of our expert presenters. Limited 15-minute 1-on-1 consultations are available on request, so ask about scheduling one for you or your entire team.

Lunch with Experts

A conference favorite! It’s like speed dating – only with great ideas! First, settle in for a fun lunch with the expert of your choice to discuss a topic du jour. Then, SWITCH TABLES for dessert and juicy conversation with another expert.

Networking Receptions

Connect. Engage. Laugh. Learn. Repeat. The best social networking is still face to face, and our receptions are teeming with fascinating colleagues, old friends and potential new collaborators. Register now!


Our Sponsors

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    PatronManager’s mission is to revolutionize the ticketing industry by providing arts, culture, and live entertainment organizations with integrated world-class customer relationship management, box office ticketing, fundraising, and marketing solutions, built entirely on the world’s most advanced cloud-based CRM platform – Salesforce.

    Since launching in 2010, PatronManager has been the fastest growing platform for arts & culture organizations in the U.S. Over 700 organizations use PatronManager, primarily symphony orchestras, theatres, opera companies, dance companies, university performing arts centers, and museums.

    Founded in 2001, Patron Technology became the leader in e-marketing technology for arts non-profits with its first product, PatronMail. 

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    Dream Warrior Group provides graceful yet technologically savvy solutions for Arts organizations. The goal-driven services focus on audience and action. As your technology advocate, we will be your ally and can manage and fully implement your online presence. Our services (ala carte or contracted) include: Web site design and development, e-marketing, e-promotion, social media management and optimization. We implement your message in a digital environment

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    Theatre Manager™ software is used at Theatres, Festivals, Arenas, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Orchestras, Museums, Educational Institutions, Municipalities, Non-profit and For-profit organizations.

    Key functionalities:
    - Patron & Household CRM
    - Box Office & Internet Sales
    - without 3rd party fees
    - Development & Donation Management
    - Marketing - including email blasts
    - Artist, Staff & Volunteer Management
    - Financial Controls
    - Facility & Project Management

    Since 1985, our experience has been drawn from 100s of venues, with 1000s of users who use Theatre Manager softwae to track approximately 3/4 of a billion dollars in annual revenue.

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    188 million people express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together on Snapchat every single day. This ecosystem offers businesses a unique environment to connect with customers, unlock creativity, and drive the results that matter most. 

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Conference Schedule

Regular Conference

April 29, 2019:
Morning Intensive (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Plenary
Panel
Opening Reception with one-on-ones

April 30, 2019:
Breakouts
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Lunch with the Experts
Afternoon Intensive
Breakouts (Regular Conference ends at 5:00 p.m.)

Post-Conference Day — Women in the Arts Leadership Summit

May 1, 2019:
Opening Workshop (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Panel
Lunch on Your Own
PechaKucha Interactive Dialogue
Closing Circle (Post-Conference Day ends at 4:45 p.m.)