In our first field gathering of our 35th year, Arts Midwest partnered with the Western Arts Alliance to bring the performing arts community together for four days of networking, learning, and connecting at the Arts Midwest + WAA 2020 Conference.
We were honored to join our teams and imaginations to plan and produce this event and are grateful to the WAA team’s commitment and partnership these past six months. We are also grateful to the field at large, including the more than 1,800 of you that joined us for good conversations and critical thinking about how we might reimagine the future. We couldn’t have done it without you and thank you for your belief and investment in our work.
By the numbers, we:
- Hosted 350 exhibiting organizations.
- Held 178 sessions, featuring 64 professional development programs, 114 showcases, and 140 speakers, panelists, and session facilitators.
- Welcomed 1824 people to conference, who represented 54 states and U.S. territories, and 22 countries around the world.
- These attendees generated more than 21k showcase visits, over 21k exhibit clicks, and nearly 6k session clicks on the virtual platform.
We also wish to thank the sponsors and partners that made this event possible.