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December 9, 2011 / ivytechartspartner

News from AFTA: Save the Date: Annual Convention Is June 8-10 in San Antonio

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2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 8–10, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Grand Hyatt San Antonio 

Q: Where can you find both the best professional development opportunity of the year and the most extensive gathering of arts leaders and professionals from across our field?

A: The 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention!

Mark your calendars for June 8–10, 2012 to join more than 1,100 arts and community leaders from across the nation! Learn how your organization can adapt to the shifting economic climate and changing demographics and prepare your community for the future. Registration for the Annual Convention and the preconferences will open in January 2012. Look for registration details soon!

San Antonio is the ideal backdrop to connect with your peers and see firsthand how arts and culture can shape a community. From the city’s River Walk and historic museums to its embrace of the visual arts and ethnic diversity, you will see how the artistic practices and traditions of the past can merge with—and help redefine—the present and future.

Just for public art professionals and emerging leaders!
Plan to come early to San Antonio for preconferences June 7–8 for the Public Art Preconference and the Emerging Leaders Preconference, sponsored by American Express.

Did you hear what last year’s attendees said about the Annual Convention?

“I had a take-away from every session. I’ll be pulling a focus group together to review  our grant template with the hope that those who review proposals will give us  feedback to strengthen our message.”

“As long as I work in this field, I’m going to try to come to the convention. It is the most important  annual event for people doing this work.”

“It’s the participants that make the convention so special. It’s fantastic to gather with so many passionate, professional, and resourceful individuals making a difference in their various communities.”

“The level of quality of the convention offerings was so high, so relevant, and so interesting that it drew professionals from everywhere. To see so many colleagues at one time all thinking and feeling about art and their jobs/communities in new, energized ways made hallway  conversations amazingly stimulating.”

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