ARTS IN EDUCATION GRANT RECIPIENTS-Please register for the conference THEN register for the Orientation meeting.  You are eligible for the discounted price of $85 per person for the conference if 2 or more register from your school or organization. There is an additional charge of $25 for the Orientation meeting.

Conference at a glance

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Embassy Suites Montgomery

Featuring Keynote Speakers Quang Do, a 2016 White House Champion of Change and Heidi Elnora, an Alabama-based fashion designer, entrepreneur, winner of Project Runway, star of TLC’s Bride by Design, industry leader, wife, mother, and committed advocate for the Arts;

and a workshop led by Owen Foster, an Alliance Board Member and recipient of the 2015 IDSA Educator of the Year Award. He is also co-founder of Shift Design, which creates transformational experiences intended to develop empathetic and strategic leadership.

Gather with other arts advocates and stakeholders from around the state to hear about the State of the Arts in Alabama, the arts & schools, communities, careers and the economy.  Hear success stories from former students from Alabama, Mayors of cities who successfully embed the arts into their communities, educators.  Leaders from the Artistic Leadership Consortium will explain their work and the impact it is having on the arts in Alabama. AND learn how to express your passion for the arts constructively.  We hope to demystify arts advocacy and assist you in feeling comfortable during your visits with your legislators.

Tuesday evening, March 14,  5:00 p.m.  Embassy Suites Montgomery 

Join us for  BUILDING YOUR NETWORK; FINDING SUPPORT -- Networking reception, with entertainment and Awards.  We will honor those who have made a difference in the Arts.  We will present the AAAE Making a Difference Award,  Advocacy Award, and the AAAE Impact Award. Recipients will be announced March 5, 2016.

Wednesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.  Advocacy Conference Participants will meet at The Joseph M. Farley Auditorium at the Alabama Department of Archives and History,  624 Washington Ave., Montgomery

Continue to gather with arts advocates.  Beginning with talks by our Legislators, Arts Advocates, and more! We hope to demystify arts advocacy and assist you in feeling comfortable during your visits with your legislators.

Wednesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. ARTS GRANT RECIPIENTS will meet at Embassy Suites.

After lunch, we will all gather on the steps of the Capital building for our annual Arts Advocacy Day photo, then we will walk to the State House for your appointment with your legislators


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