CONFERENCE 2012 – SPEAKERS AND AWARDS

by Barb E on March 18, 2012

FEATURED SPEAKERS AT OPERA CONFERENCE 2012

Volunteerism guru Susan Elllis

Susan Ellis is president of Energize, Inc., a training, consulting and publishing firm that specializes in volunteerism. She founded the Philadelphia-based company in 1977 and since that time has assisted clients in over 20 countries.

Busines strategist Gelburd

Lawrence Gelburd will be addressing missions, visions and decisions in developing strategic plans.

He and Austin Lyric Opera President Ernest Auerbach will discuss what companies and support groups have done or are doing to adapt and stay afloat in these challenging economic times; and the consequences of NOT having well-considered strategic plans, real leadership, good governance practices and the willingness to make tough choices.

OPERA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION FOR 2012

OVI is always delighted to support worthy projects and to recognize outstanding individuals among its membership.

PROJECTS OF SPECIAL MERIT:

The Artist Hospitality Project — Houston Grand Opera Guild
The Guild Ambassador Project — Austin Lyric Opera Guild
The Education/Audience Development Project — Opera Guild of Northern Virginia
The Audience Development Project — Opera Guild of San Antonio
Spirits of the Opera Fund Raising Project — Opera Omaha Guild
Education/Audience Development/Communication Project — The Santa Fe Opera Guild 

 

MATCHING GRANTS:

Lyric Opera of Chicago Education Department — 2012-2013 Student Backstage Tours
Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund — Opera Week and Opera Da in Greater Western NY
Portland Opera Guild (Oregon) — Community Outreach Program
PORTopera Guild (Maine) — Madame Butterfly – A Cultural Context

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sandi bruns March 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

This could be fabulous! Sadly I am super committed elsewhere at that time and can’t attend. I wish all well in this joint venture with Opera America.
–Sandi Bruns

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