Professional Presentations & Seminars

International

Philanthropy vs. Sponsorship: Corporate Giving in the United States

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
February 2004

Presented an analysis of the motivations of corporations and the complications involved in support to arts and culture from the business sector to the faculty and PhD students of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bologna.

Budgeting and Financial Management in Arts Organizations
Foundation Fitzcarraldo, Turin, Italy
December 2003

Taught a short course on the fundamentals of operating budgets and financial reporting systems in non-profit arts organizations in the United States.

Information Technology as a Marketing Tool
Ludwigsburg University, Ludwigsburg, Germany
June 2004

Presented current and emerging technology tools that have applications in the management of arts and culture organizations with a focus on marketing and promotion opportunities.

Arts Management Training in the United States: Structures, Philosophies and Practices
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
February 2002

Presented an overview of current practices in graduate-level arts management training in the United States to the faculty and PhD students of the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Bologna.

Information Technology as a Marketing Tool
Foundation Fitzcarraldo, Turin, Italy
November 2000

Presented current and emerging technology tools that have applications in the management of arts and culture organizations with a focus on marketing and promotion opportunities.

Information Technology as a Management Tool
European Summer Academy for Culture and Management, Salzburg, Austria
August 1999

Presented current and emerging technology tools that have applications in the management of arts and culture organizations with a focus on marketing and promotion opportunities.

The Arts and Information Technology
Erasmus: a consortium of European academic programs in Arts Management, Barcelona, Spain
May 1996

Presented an overview of the current state of Internet and Web services, including a lecture/demonstration of information technology tools and opportunities of use to artists and arts organizations.

Assessing the Role of Formal Education in Arts Administration Training
International Association of Managers of Arts and Culture Biennial Conference, London, England
July 1995

Presented a paper on a survey of arts executives in the United States regarding formal graduate training in arts administration and the impact of training in the hiring process.

Fundraising in the American Arts World
Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands
June 1993

Presented an overview of fundraising strategies and techniques used by American arts organizations.

Models of Arts Management Training Internationally
Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands
June 1993

Facilitated and participated in a panel discussion of arts management program structures.

Teaching and Research in Arts Management
International Association of Managers of Arts and Culture Biennial Conference, Paris, France.
June 1993

Chaired a panel presentation on teaching and research in Arts Management.

 

National

Budgeting and Financial Management in Arts Organizations
ProArts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 2000 and November 2001

Led a seminar on the fundamentals of operating budgets and financial reporting systems in non-profit arts organizations.

The Next Generation of Arts Managers
Dance/USA Spring Forum, San Francisco, California
June 2000

Presented and led discussion on the challenges involved in recruiting and training managers in the arts.

The Arts and Technology
Ohio Arts Council Annual Conference
October 1998

Presented current and emerging technology tools that have applications in the management of arts and culture organizations.

Arts Grants Management Database System
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee
November 1996

Co-presented developmental work on a non-proprietary data management system for arts funding agencies.

Board Basics
Ford Foundation Community Development Corporation/Arts Resource Initiative, Newark, New Jersey
October 1996

Presented an overview of the role and responsibilities of board members in not-for-profit arts organizations.

Arts and Technology Roundtable
Grantmakers in the Arts National Conference, Pittsburgh
October 1996

Facilitated a conversation among foundation executives regarding the future of information technology.

Fundamentals of Arts Management
Pennsylvania Arts Alliance Annual Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
June 1996

Led a seminar of the fundamentals of arts management for new managers.

Dance on the Internet
Dance/USA National Roundtable Conference, Los Angeles, California
June 1996

Presented an overview of the basics of the Internet and World Wide Web services and ways in which the technology offers access to resources for dance companies and dance artists.

The Arts and Information Technology
Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
April 1996

Presented an overview of the current state of Internet and Web services, including a lecture/demonstration of information technology tools and opportunities of use in the arts management process.

Professional Practices in Arts Management
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
October 1995

Led a daylong seminar for working arts managers from across the State of Michigan on current strategies and practices in finance, marketing, and development planning and management.

The Not-For-Profit Arts: An Overview
Western Pennsylvania Volunteers for the Arts, Pittsburgh
May 1995

Presented an overview of the not-for-profit arts industry for volunteers-in-training.

The Role of a Trustee in a Not-For-Profit Organization
Pittsburgh Fund for Arts Education, Pittsburgh
February 1995

Presented an overview of the role/responsibilities of trustees in not-for-profit arts organizations.

Arts and Humanities as Partners in Education
Pennsylvania Arts Education Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia
October 1994

Presented an analysis of the state of theatre in Pennsylvania as a member of the keynote panel.

The Future of Theatre in Pennsylvania
Theatre Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Lancaster
October 1994

Chaired a plenary panel discussion at the TAP conference.

Politics and Advocacy: Saving our Theatres in the 90s
Theatre Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Lancaster
October 1994

Chaired a panel discussion on the role of advocacy on the local and statewide level.

A Survey of the Field: Preliminary Results
Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois
May 1994

Presented preliminary results of research on the attitudes and opinions of professional arts managers in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco regarding arts management curricula and education on a graduate level.

Career Development: Job Security for our Graduates
Association of Arts Administration Educators Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois
May 1994

Chaired a panel presentation on job security issues for graduates of arts administration training programs.

The Relationship between Non-Profit Organizations and the For-Profit Sector
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Business Exchange, Cuyahoga Falls
May 1990

Presentation as part of a panel discussion on the opportunities for collaboration between non-profit organizations and private-sector businesses.

Subscription Marketing in the 1980s
Theatre Trustees of America National Symposium, Washington, D.C.
October 1988

Presentation as part of a panel discussion on arts marketing.