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20% Early Bird Registration Discounts for Oregon Arts Summit Available Through August 31

2013 Oregon Arts Summit logoOur early bird registration opportunity to save 20% off registration for the Oregon Arts Summit before we start spreading the word to broader groups runs through August 31, 2013.


Sold out the past four years, our annual one-day Summit has become known as the place where individuals and teams of staff and board come together for provocative learning exchanges that spark new insights and connections to their work.


As in previous years, the Summit will provide access to the latest thinking, research and trends related to the arts.  Speakers will explore issues of the Summit theme, ‘Re-Thinking Engagement,’ by looking at creative placemaking, arts learning, access and equity, and technology and media. Featured presentations by leading national experts and Oregon innovators – within and outside the Arts sector – will be presented in plenary and break-out sessions.


A series of arts education sessions will bring together key Oregon education policy leaders, innovative school leaders and community partners to discuss how the arts engage students and transform learning.


In this track, Summit participants will hear from:


Nancy Golden, Interim Chief Education Officer, Oregon Education Investment Board

Kim Patterson, Director of Educator Effectiveness, Oregon Department of Education

Denise Grande, Director, LA Arts for All

Jamie Hurd, Vice President of Programs, OMSI

Whitney Grubbs, Policy Advisor, Oregon Education Investment Board

Mark McCrary, Executive Director, Ross Ragland Theatre

Turiya Autry, Education Director, Caldera


Two sessions will focus on Advocacy and Engagement.


Representative Peter Buckley, Co-Chair of the Oregon Legislature’s Ways & Means Committee, will talk about legislative issues and trends – and what they mean for the arts.


The Cultural Advocacy Coalition will present Advocacy 101, designed to help Summit participants advocate effectively on behalf of art and culture.


Former Oregon legislator Chris Beck, now Senior Projects Advisor (Sustainable Communities and Philanthropic Engagement), for the USDA, Office of the Under-Secretary for Rural Development, will talk about creative placemaking – especially in rural communities.


More Summit presenters will be announced later this week.

Your 20% Early Bird Discount
Register at the discounted price of $68 (a 20% savings).  The early bird discount expires August 31.  Beginning September 1, the price will be $85 per individual.
Group discounts
Save an additional 10% per individual when registering a group of two or more.  That’s $61.20 per individual if you register before August 31.  Or $76.50 after September 1.  Last year, more than half of our attendees signed up in groups to make the most of the learning opportunity for their organizations.
Additional discounts
Travel Waiver:  We are pleased to offer a registration waiver for anyone who will be traveling more than 160 miles one way to attend the Summit.
Substitute Teacher Stipend:  A limited number of stipends are available on a first come, first served basis for K-12 classroom teachers to cover the cost of a substitute teacher on October 7, 2013.  You will be given an opportunity to express your interest if you meet the criteria during the registration process.
Click here to secure your seat(s) today. Remember, your early bird discount will expire on August 31, 2013.
What: Oregon Arts Summit 2013
Who: This year’s Summit is designed for arts leaders, and for community leaders who “get the arts”. Perfect for young and old, insiders and outsiders; early and late career arts leaders: Executive Directors, those working in arts/culture marketing, development, programming; Board members; elected officials; and arts advocates from all sectors who seek to advance progress and the arts.
When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:45 am- 4:15 pm (PST)

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Why: The Oregon Arts Summit is Oregon’s single most important convening of the year for Oregon’s arts and cultural community. It has sold out three years in a row. Over 500 came last year.

Past Oregon Arts Summits have tackled collaboration, innovation and leadership. This year, Re-Thinking Engagement.
  • How and what have we learned from our audiences? How have different ways of engagement taken our work to new or different places or communities?
  • How are we creating context for new and authentic relationships?
  • How are the arts engaging schools and community? How are communities engaging with schools in and through the arts?
  • Engaging communities – rural and urban – around creative placemaking – what’s in place to make it happen?
  • Advocacy – How do we engage others in bringing vision to action?
The Oregon Arts Summit is convened by the Oregon Arts Commission.  The Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) became part of the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.  The Commission is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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