Two and a half days with leaders from across the NAS network, working together to tackle challenges and exploring how biases and our approach to networks affect our work.
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We’re tearing down the walls that divide our programs to help you draw upon the incredible power of our full alumni network. We’re creating an annual event for alumni from all of our programs to come together to learn, to discuss and to collaborate. Our first NAS Summit will be December 6-8, 2018 in Minneapolis.
Connect with other arts and culture leaders from all facets of our field — artists, entrepreneurs, board, staff, executives and funders. We will spend a day working with Janice Downing, an independent consultant and trainer, and Jeannette Colyvas, Ph.D, a professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University. In the morning we will look at biases — our own and those of others — and their implications, introducing tools to help navigate them. The rest of the day we will focus on our networks and how to approach those relationships to further a broader cause.
The following day we will tap into the collective power of group in working sessions where you chose the topics you want to address. There will be three blocks of time dedicated to these working sessions, each with several options from which to chose. We have begun to ask for suggested session topics. Please email Dallas Shelby with your suggestion or simply list it when you register. We will share a list of proposed topics soon.
Schedule at a Glance
Opening Reception: 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday, December 6
Bias & Networks training: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday, December 7
Working Sessions: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 8
Closing Reception: 6 - 9 p.m., Saturday, December 8
Tuition & Fees
The fee structure is outlined below. You may chose one of the three options listed. The tuition and fees cover the cost of meals, faculty and materials. They do not include your lodging. We have secured a room block at the Hampton Inn & Suites for $100/night.
- $900 Covering your costs, contributing toward a fellow
- $650 Covering your costs
- $250 Fellowship price*
* Fellows will be required to share what they are taking away from the experience.