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Lunch & Dessert with the Experts

Join The Table Hosted By The Expert Of Your Choice For Lunch And A Discussion Of Issues And Ideas, And Then Switch Tables For Dessert At 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with the Experts

Wednesday, July 19, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dessert with the Experts

Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1. Julie Baker
Californians for the Arts
• Build Public Awareness of the Value and Impact of Arts and Culture
2. LaMae Weber
ARTdynamix / Dream Warrior Group
• What’s Up with GA-4? How to Read and Understand It
3. Behnam Ataee
ARTdynamix / Dream Warrior Group
• How AI is Impacting Your Web Presence and How It May Make Things Easier
4. Larry Dean Harris
WORDS creative marketing
• How Can We Enhance the Pre-Show, Post-Show, and Intermission Experience? 
5. Carol Eggers
Director of Institutional Giving
YMCA of San Francisco
• Igniting Donors’ Passions at Small to Mid-Size Organizations
6. Surale Phillips, Cheryl Baldwin, Laura Bessinger-Morse
• What’s a Bold Brand?
7. Bethany Nothstein
Sector Strategy and Community Manager
• What Makes a Patron Loyal?
8. David Dombrosky
Chief Marketing Officer
• From Paper to Pixels: Shifting from Printed to Digital Program Books
9. Kay Sprinkel Grace
Founder and Principal
Transforming Philanthropy, LLC
• Bringing Patrons and Donors Back
10. Lucy Peterson
Box Office Manager/Event Coordinator 
Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center – Central Lakes College
• Single Ticket Pricing
11. Kathryn Appleton
Interim Director of Marketing and Sales
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Formerly Director of Marketing at SF Opera
• Subscription Strategies and Pricing
12. Meghan Crosby-Jolliffe
Membership & Community Engagement Officer
Theatre Bay Area
• Attention-Grabbing Video Content for Social Media

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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July 18, 2023:
Keynote (Program starts at 8:45 a.m.)
Lunch on Your Own
Opening Reception with one-on-ones

July 19, 2023:
Morning Plenary (Program starts at 8:45 a.m.)
The Bold Brand Lab
Networking Reception with one-on-ones
Roundtables with the Experts
Closing Plenary
Conference ends at 4:00 p.m.
Program and speakers subject to change.

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