Conference Schedule

Sunday, October 18

9:00 am Single Day Preconferences
6:00 pm Newcomers Reception
7:00 pm Opening Plenary Dinner
    Invocation by Chief Oren Lyons
    Keynote by John Zogby
    Performance by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and
      The Urban Bush Women

Monday, October 19

8:00 am Breakfast Roundtables
9:30 am The Future and Our Role in Shaping It
    Breakout sessions by funder type and size
12:00 pm Luncheon Plenary
    Wynton Marsalis performs The Ballad of American Arts
2:00 pm Off-site Breakout sessions
6:30 pm Dine-arounds
9:00 pm Late Evening Grantmakers Cabaret
Space is limited for these Monday off-site sessions, so tickets are required and we recommend that you sign up in advance at the conference online registration application. Remaining tickets will be available at the registration desk on Monday morning. When the tickets for a session are all gone, you will know that session is full, and can make another choice.

Participants will travel to offsite sessions by subway guided by local hosts. Your ticket will indicate when and where to meet your session group.

Tuesday, October 20

8:00 am Breakfast Roundtables
9:30 am Breakout sessions
11:30 am Luncheon Plenary
    Keynote by Kakuna Kerina
1:30 pm Breakout sessions
3:30 pm Breakout sessions
6:00 pm Experience the Arts in New York

Wednesday, October 21

8:30 am Breakout sessions
10:30 am Closing Brunch Plenary
    Reports from The Future and Our Role in Shaping It
    Keynote by Rocco Landesman, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Conference Hotel

Online registration at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is now available. The conference rate is $252. Click here to book your room now.