CollaborACTION: Arts Marketing, Sponsorship and Fundraising Strategies that Work! October 30 – November 2, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island Register today, with discount rates and other ways to save! LATEST NEWS: Discounted Ticket Offers The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island is pleased to announce special discounted tickets to arts and culture events during your stay! Check out the list, and don’t forget to stop by the Providence Hospitality Concierge in CenterStage to find out more. Register onsite for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference! Online registration is now closed, however we have extended the general registration rate through October 31, 2009. Please visit us on the 5th floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, beginning at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 29 to register and join hundreds of your colleagues to learn what’s hot and new and working in communities across the country. Let WaterFire heat up your Halloween night! After the Opening Reception on October 31, check out Providence’s signature public art project – a fusion of water, light, and music. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Providence River before heading back to the hotel. Opening Reception on October 31 to be held at the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. Stroll through the galleries with your peers and colleagues during this exclusive, after-hours event. Hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island and Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism. New Superhero joins the league! Rich Mintz, from Blue State Digital will share dos and don’ts of online, grassroots fundraising. Learn from a member of the team that helped Obama for America raise $550 million. Attention artists and creative professionals! Announcing a newly added pre-conference – Marketing for the Independent Artist: How to Advance Your Career and Build Your Business. This practical workshop will help you transform your business and should not be missed! Register by October 14 and be entered to win a free consultation with the pre-conference presenters! (terms and conditions apply) SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS: Keynote Address by David Court of McKinsey & Company, the marketer that all other marketers listen to. Gain insights into new consumer buying trends and how they affect your business plan in this economy. For a sneak preview of David’s presentation, click here. Plenary presentations by experts in field. Author of The Art of Business, David McIntosh will focus on the power of collaboration and how all industries can approach their work as art. John Maeda, President of RISD and acclaimed designer, will speak on creativity in the 21st century. Special pre-conference plenary lunch with Arthur Cohen of LaPlaca Cohen. Hear how cultural sponsorship is evolving during the current economic climate and what you need to do to keep up with changing times. Pre-conferences are back by popular demand! Sponsorship Boot Camp and The Pricing Institute will help you get into the mindset of corporate sponsors and analyze your pricing to attract more visitors. SUPER SESSIONS: The roster of presenters is an untouchable and outstanding line up superheroes. Bonnie B. Briggs, Alan Brown, Eugene Carr, Irene Greenberg, Surale Phillips, and Jerry Yoshitomi (to name just a few) are all scheduled to share tips and tricks of the field. Breakout sessions focus on strategies to increase revenue, build your audience and fundraise more effectively. We are all looking for new ways to be vibrant and stay competitive. Learn how to improve leadership, harness the Internet for better consumer engagement, cultivate new donors, and embrace collaborative strategies for success! Visit the daily schedule to plan your conference experience and obtain the most super powers. Hear a sneak peak about the sessions in the presenters’ own words at Voices of NAMP. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Discover concrete tools to make CollaborAction happen in your day-to-day work from your peers and colleagues. Opportunities abound for small group discussion including Dine-Arounds, Show + Tell presentations, Roundtable discussions. SEE PROVIDENCE: When you are not honing your marketing and fundraising abilities, find out why Providence, Rhode Island is called “Mecca for Tourism and the Arts” by the New York Times. Fall Sale on Amtrak Northeast Regional service! Save up to 25%! For details, visit Hot Deals at www.amtrak.com. RELEASE YOUR INNER SUPERHERO! Join your superhero colleagues at the 2009 National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on October 30 – November 2. Learn how you can save the day by working jointly with others to increase visitors, audiences and revenue.