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Schedule Overview

All events take place at Indiana Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, September 5

8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Registration + Tech Lounge
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. In-Depth Seminars (pre-registration required)
  • Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Data for Marketing Success
  • Off the Walls and Out of the Halls: Performances as Public Art
  • Programming for Impact
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Load-In
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. New Colleague Orientation (open to everyone)
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Orientations + Meetings
  • Presenter Network Meetings
  • Artist Orientation: Showcasing 101 NEW
  • Student Orientation: Performing Arts Industry 101 NEW
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Opening Party Indiana State Museum
8:30 p.m.–midnight Independent Showcases JW Marriott + around town

Thursday, September 6

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration + Tech Lounge
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Exhibitor Load-In
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Professional Development
  • Fundraising On A Shoestring Budget
  • Indigenous Arts – A Contemporary Perspective
  • Making Workplaces Work: Unique Challenges for Artists and Arts Administrators
  • Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Data for Marketing Success
  • Re-Viewing Diversity & Inclusion: What Our Venues Say About Us
  • Ready, Set, Go! Building Community Engagement with Young Audiences
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Pre-Show Warm-Up
  • It’s a Match! Famous Duos NEW
  • New Colleague Tour
10:00 a.m.–noon Marketplace
12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Luncheon
  • DSQ Electric sponsored showcase
2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Marketplace
  • Consultations + 1:1 Coaching NEW
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Meetings + Info Sessions + Discussions
  • The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE): Connecting Theatre Artists, Educators, and Scholars
  • Artist Visa “Support Group” NEW
  • Chamber Music America (CMA): Grant Opportunities & Grantwriting Tips
  • Consortia Leadership Meet-Up NEW
  • GG Arts Law: Intellectual Property
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Funding Update + Making Your Programs and Facilities Accessible
6:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m. Spotlight Showcases Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • The Moxie Strings sponsored showcase
  • Houston METdance Company
  • Dance Kaleidoscope
  • SHAPESHIFT Theatrical
  • Breach of Peace, written & performed by Mike Wiley
  • Val Vigoda
  • Shaun Boothe & The Unauthorized Biography Series
  • More Than a President’s Mother – The Lillian Carter Story
9:30 p.m.–midnight Independent Showcases JW Marriott + around town

Friday, September 7

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration + Tech Lounge
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Professional Development
  • Grand Slams to Enhance Your Total Guest Experience
  • Performing Arts in the Time of #metoo
  • Podcasting and the Performing Arts
  • Programming for Impact: Paradigms and Practices
  • Without Walls Shorthand: Performances as Public Art
9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Keynote
  • Ashley C. Ford
  • Porch Party NEW
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Marketplace
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
  • Dine-Arounds NEW
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Afternoon Stretch
  • Pitch Session: 3 minutes, 2 risers, 1 mic NEW
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Marketplace
  • Consultations + 1:1 Coaching NEW
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Meetings + Info Sessions + Discussions
  • Book Club: The Art of Relevance NEW
  • GG Arts Law: Law and Disorder Live
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF): National Funding Opportunities for U.S. Artists and Presenters
  • New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA): National Opportunities in Dance and Theater, and International Exchange
  • Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA): Promoting Equity, Fortifying Leadership
6:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m. Spotlight Showcases Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • The Paperboys
  • JigJam
  • Farah Siraj
  • Max Hatt / Edda Glass
  • Che Apalache
  • Axiom Brass
  • Quartetto Gelato
  • collectif9
9:30 p.m.–midnight Independent Showcases JW Marriott + around town

Saturday, September 8

7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Registration + Tech Lounge
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Professional Development
  • Avoiding a World of Trouble
  • Debate: You Say “Collaboration,” I Say “Hell No!”
  • Making Artistic Cents: Artists, Agents, and Presenters Answer the Question, “Mission or Money? Why not Mission AND Money?”
  • Project Pitches for the Courageous NEW
  • Top to Bottom, Inside Out: Toward a Transformational, Diverse, and Inclusive Culture
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Meetings
  • Presenter Network Meetings
  • NAPAMA Business Meeting
  • Student Wrap-up NEW
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Brunch + Keynote
  • Goitse sponsored performance
  • Joanna Taft
12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Marketplace
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Load-Out
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Closing Party Rhythm! Discovery Center
Evening Explore Indianapolis!