Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Opening Plenary

Detroit Rising: Stories of Renewal

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Location: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Detroit is undergoing massive change – change on a scale not seen since the tumultuous summer of 1967. Fueled by the emergence from the 2013 bankruptcy, Detroit is now rising with neighborhood revitalization, economic development, a new light rail, and a resurgent creative community.

Economics, race, immigration, urban versus suburban, arts and culture, and of course transportation – this being the Motor City – all converge in a story about transformation and how to lead in the face of tremendous adversity.

In the Opening Plenary, civic, business, and cultural leaders reveal the powerful interplay of their paths and how they’ve become change agents in building a new Detroit for all.

Bus transportation will be provided. Buses will leave from the Motor Lobby Entrance of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Made possible by the generous support of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and Julie F. Fisher and Peter D. Cummings

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

League Luncheon and Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:15 pm 2:15 pm $30

Location: Columbus, Level 4

Join us for the League Luncheon and Annual Meeting, which will include remarks by League President and CEO Jesse Rosen, League Board Chair Patricia Richards, and Ann Meier Baker, director of music and opera, NEA;, a celebration of the League’s 75th anniversary, the Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service, recognition of the career of Chester Lane, former senior editor of Symphony magazine, and a special showcase performance by The Annie Moses Band. Wayne Brown, president and CEO of Michigan Opera Theatre is the emcee.

The League Luncheon Showcase is sponsored by JRA Fine Arts.

The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Closing Plenary and Luncheon —

Pathways Forward

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:15 pm 3:15 pm

Location: Columbus, Level 4

America faces a dramatically new policy landscape that may pose serious threats to the arts and the values we associate with them. While the path ahead may not be clear, this is no time to stand on the sidelines. Join national thought leaders for a stimulating conversation on pathways forward — and the role of arts and culture — in these uncertain times.

Speakers: Melanca Clark, president, the Hudson Webber Foundation; Maria Rosario Jackson, member, National Council on the Arts, senior advisor to the arts and culture program, the Kresge Foundation; Rip Rapson, president and CEO, the Kresge Foundation; Steven J. Tepper, dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Lunch will be provided as part of your Conference registration fee.

Akustiks is generously sponsoring the Closing Plenary and Luncheon.

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