OVI and Opera America enjoyed Opera Conference 2022 in Minneapolis/Saint Paul May 18-21, 2022. In a weekend of networking, workshops, and socializing both opera professionals and volunteers meet to share important information on the state of the art. OVI was given a special 2-day pass specifically for sessions and events for and about volunteers, but OVI members could also signup for the entire conference. Heading up planning for OVI will be new Board member John Kupris (left), whose long experience in non-profit management and with Minnesota Opera made this an exceptional weekend. John hosted an impromptu tour of the Twin Cities and arranged special events for OVI attendees. Many thanks go out to him for sharing his wealth of knowledge and warm welcome to his home town.
COULDN’T MAKE IT TO MINNESOTA?
Monday, June 27: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, June 28: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
If you missed a session of our OVI Virtual Conference 2021 you can view the presentations by clicking the links below.
Presenter: Julie Todaro, Vice President of Resource Development, Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, Ft. Myers, FL
Julie has over 30 years’ experience as a fundraising and marketing/ communications professional. Clients have included corporate companies and non-profits, where she has provided operational assessments and implemented strategies in areas of business planning and development.
Presenter: Jani Farlow Spede, President, Spede Public Relations
Jani has 20 years of executive-level leadership experience providing marketing strategy and management services to help businesses accelerate growth. For over a decade, Jani has supported senior executives at one of the largest technology consulting firms in the world with crises management, speech writing, podcast and book promotions, blog development, social media management and many other services. In addition, Spede PR serves as the public information officer for the National Association of School Resource Officers and provides marketing services for San Francisco Opera Guild.
OVI 2020 Grant Recipient: Young Patronesses of the Opera – Girl Scout Workshop Presenter: Maggie Brener, Chair, YPO’s Girl Scout Workshop