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Canadian Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, Toronto

06.12.17 - 06.13.17
ASL Interpreters Will Be Provided

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

GET 2-For-1 And Save The Most By June 7, 2017

National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Theme: Coming Together, Setting The Course For Audience And Donor Growth
Includes Special Digital Marketing Track
June 12-13
20 Toronto Street Conference Center, Toronto, Canada

Now is the time for us to come together and gather our collective strength to set the course for greater audiences and donors to enjoy and be inspired by the fantastic work that we do. To facilitate your entire team being able to attend the conference, we have created a pricing structure that makes it easy for you to bring your colleagues.

The Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest research, resources and strategies that others are using to increase ticket sales and donations. The conference will include a Special Digital Marketing Track geared toward helping solve the complex challenges you are tackling in the digital world. Delegates at the conference will return to their office with a cohesive plan for bringing the disparate parts of their campaigns together into one coordinated effort.

The Price is Right!

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies to find, retain and upgrade patrons, and strong collaboration is paramount to your overall effectiveness. That's why we have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the registration process so that it will be easy for you to come as a team. Register by June 7 to get the lowest price and bring a colleague for FREE (2-for-1). Plus, if someone on your team can’t attend the entire conference, they can transfer their registration to someone else in your organization for the times when they can't be there.

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately. We are told over and over that the 2-for-1 pricing makes it possible for attendees to be able to attend the conference, so make sure to take advantage of this offer by June 7!

Furthermore, to ensure that the head of your organization also can be part of this learning, we have made special arrangements so that he or she can attend part of the conference for FREE! If your Executive Director, CEO, Dean, Artistic Director, Managing Director, Managing Producer, or President does not register for the full conference as part of your team, he or she is invited to attend Tuesday, June 13, from noon to 5:00 p.m., at no cost.  At noon there is an important networking reception, followed by roundtable discussions over lunch, and then the Afternoon Intensive. There is a place on the registration form to tell us who this will be.

Be certain to register early; space is limited and will sell out. It’s critical to make time away from the office for your professional advancement. Free Wi-Fi will be available so you can stay connected to the office.

Don’t get left behind…to find out how to optimize your strategies and stay ahead of the curve, see the registration page for details.

Join us for two and a half days of unprecedented learning and fun in the world’s most exciting city!

Revenue Raisers
In addition to the Plenary and Breakout Sessions


Many of the experts presenting sessions will be available for 15-minute One-on-One consultations with conference delegates. This is your chance to get your individual questions answered. Come by yourself or bring your team to the consultation.

Networking Receptions

Meet new colleagues, catch up with old friends, and compare notes on what works and what doesn't. Mingle with leaders in marketing, fundraising, ticketing, pricing, and more as you develop the strategies you will take home to implement.

Lunch with Experts

Discuss with the expert of your choice a hot topic over a cold lunch. Then switch tables, enjoy dessert, and engage in another topic with another expert. Delegates consistently report that this is one of the highlights of the conference. Dessert with the Experts - Switch tables and take part in another great expert-led discussion. Register Now!

Our Sponsors

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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 (à la 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 software to track approximately 3/4 of a billion dollars in annual revenue.

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    Ready. Set. Reimagine. DRMTM (dream team) is a national arts + culture team that leads organizations to claim the power of their brand to achieve mission purpose, clarity and capacity. DRMTM’s unique process of brand research + messaging + design builds bold and compelling brands that create vital connections and transform community life.

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    InstantEncore powers over one million patron experiences every year. helps arts and culture organizations thrive. Our two innovative mobile services – Appscension and InsideGuide - breakdown barriers to attendance, increase convenience for patrons, and drive ROI for you.

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    Spektrix is a ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution made specifically for the performing arts. With cloud-based technology and world-class support, Spektrix helps 400+ organizations across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. grow their revenue and deepen patron relationships. We do this through providing a system with frequent and seamless upgrades, sophisticated reporting, and free strategic consultation from experienced arts professionals.

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    The Activity Stream Group envisions a world where live entertainment organizations have the power to create and deliver exceptional experiences for their audiences effortlessly. Drawing on our expertise in live entertainment and innovative technology, we've created a suite of solutions tailored to support live event organizers in every phase of the event lifecycle. From the initial conception of an event to the final settlement, our solutions help you manage your venue, build an audience, and deliver an unforgettable visitor experience.

    With 600+ clients across 20 countries, you will find Activity Stream solutions in many of the world’s largest entertainment capitals. Learn more about our solutions and what we stand for here

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June 12, 2017:
Morning Intensive (Program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Opening Reception with one-on-ones

June 13, 2017:
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Lunch with the Experts
Afternoon Intensive

Program and speakers subject to change.

Among other benefits, Arts Reach Members receive significant discounts on conference registration. Join NOW!