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RSVP by September 28 for the Fall Meeting!
Michigan Presenters Fall Meeting
Thursday October 4, 2018
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, MI

 Join us for our last quarterly meeting of the year, where we will elect a new board, take a tour of the Mendel Center, and engage in professional development and networking.

Please RSVP whether you're attending or not by September 28th!

10:00 am                Welcome and introductions
10:15-11:00 am      Business meeting & new board elections
11:00-12:30 pm      Mendel Center host presentation and tour
12:30-1:00 pm        Lunch (included) & networking
1:00-3:00 pm          Professional development with John Sinkevics of Local Spins
3:00-5:00 pm          Board transition and planning session

Join us at 11 am on Facebook Live for the Mendel Center's host presentation!

Professional Development Session:
With over 30 years of experience as a newspaper reporter and editor, followed by nearly seven successful years as publisher of the Local Spins website, John Sinkevics will share effective ways and best practices for presenters and venues to communicate with arts and news publications -- those online and in print -- to get the word out about their events and to successfully induce these media outlets to write advance stories and features about concerts and performances.
Learn more about John Sinkevics and Local Spins 
Board Elections
Elections for the new Board of Directors will be held during the fall meeting from 10:15-11:00 am. A quorum of representatives from our member organizations is required to vote on any official business. Please mark your calendars to call in for the vote starting at 10:15 am if you are unable to attend the meeting.
Conference call number: 269-925-7319.

President: Xavier Verna, Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
Vice President: Grace Kelmer, Mendel Center
Secretary: Kristen Squires, Midland Center for the Arts
Treasurer: Joe Kvoriak, The Village Theater

At-large members (up to two):
Matt Travis, Midland Center for the Arts,
Lindsey Andersen, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Dexter Brigham, Midland Center for the Arts

Please take a few minutes to read the candidates bios HERE.
Ever wondered what core values inspire people to participate in arts and culture, and which messages you should use to connect your programs to what people really care about?

Join the Creating Connection team for a free workshop to learn the data-driven strategies that can increase the power of your communications, programming, and outreach. Access research, real-time examples, and tools that you can take back to your organization and start mapping against your existing programming, marketing, and messaging.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 25 to reserve a spot at one of four workshops across Michigan.

All workshops take place from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and a light breakfast and lunch will be served. The workshops are free but require pre-registration.

*Live streaming is available on Friday, October 12. Please complete the RSVP form for Lansing and select “Live Stream” to receive log-in details.

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