Mid-Winter Managers Meeting and
Pre-Meeting Seminar

January 27-29, 2018
New York, NY

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 for one or both events.

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Mid-Winter Managers Meeting, January 28-29

The League invites executive directors and youth orchestra administrators to attend the annual Mid-Winter Managers Meeting, January 28-29, 2018, Sunday afternoon through Monday, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to meet with your peers, share ideas, and stay current with what's happening in our field.

Cost: $255

$220 for youth orchestra participants

Opening Plenary
Pathways to Engagement: Millennials and Beyond

Sunday, January 28, 2018

How do we engage millennials to share in the artistry of American orchestras? How do we connect with this generation to build sustainable audiences and engage them in philanthropy? Our opening plenary will examine these strategic and timely questions. Led by Derrick Feldmann, an internationally sought-after speaker, researcher, and advisor for cause engagement—we'll explore how millennials communicate, volunteer, take action, influence their peers, and choose to give their time and money. Through this session, we will seek to gain a new perspective on the millennial generation and learn tactics to unlock their hidden potential as audiences and donors.

Presenter: Derrick Feldmann is the lead researcher of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation of supporters and consumers engage with causes. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. See Derrick's bio here

Constituency Group Meetings

Enjoy two days of meetings with your peers. Agendas for your individual group meetings can be found here:

Group 1         

Group 2

Group 3-4

Group 5-6

Group 7-8


Pre-Meeting Seminar
Human Resources: Strategies for Orchestras of Any Size

Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM

Please also plan to attend a terrific two-day seminar to be held on Saturday and Sunday morning, also at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

Where did you learn how to manage people? How do you handle conflict in the workplace? Are your workplace challenges similar or wildly different from those of your peers? And how do you deal with below average performers while holding on to the above-average ones?

Many orchestral organizations are large enough to have human resource issues, while not large enough to employ HR staff. If this describes your organization, join your peers for a two-day, deep-dive into the rewarding work that goes into managing your most important asset: your employees.

A strategic thinker, dynamic public speaker, and leading nonprofit management executive with over 25 years of experience in the field, Jill Garland, of the Jill Garland Group, LLC, will lead our seminar and facilitate lively and candid sessions addressing:

  • Why employees are drawn to your organization, and why they leave
  • How to inspire your employees to perform at their very best
  • Humanistic and effective strategies for dealing with workplace conflict
  • Low- or no-cost professional development opportunities
  • Issues borne of generational differences among employees
  • How to approach equity, diversion, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Creating performance plans, conducting performance reviews, and more.

Cost: $245 $220 for member youth orchestra participants

$295 non-members

Reserve your place today for this valuable opportunity to get smart—fast—about these critically important responsibilities.

Hotel Reservations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
1605 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

The League has reserved a block of rooms at the group-discount rate of $149 per night plus tax (single occupancy) or $169 per night plus tax (double occupancy).

Reservations may be made by calling 888 233 9527 and asking for the “League of American Orchestras” rate, or by going here.

NOTE: Rooms must be booked by Friday, January 5, to secure the League discount.

We are Grateful to Our Supporters

Sponsors of the Mid-Winter Managers Meeting
boomerang carnets| CIB, Opening Night Reception
Colbert Artists Management, Monday Morning Coffee
Pata Negra Cava, General Sponsor
TALASKE| Sound Thinking, Name Badge Sponsor


The Pre-Meeting Seminar is supported, in part, by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.