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Friday, May 20 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Building Opera Audiences: Updates and Inspirations FILLING

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Building Opera Audiences grants, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, help further groundbreaking projects designed to generate new and more frequent opera attendance. This session will include a retrospective of key learning from the past four funding cycles, presentations by company representatives to inspire your own strategies and information on future opportunities for support.

Moderators
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Patricia Kiernan Johnson

Director of Marketing and Communications, OPERA America
Patricia is OPERA America's director of marketing and communications and has been with the organization since October of 2008. | | For those of you keeping score at home, that means this is her ninth conference: Houston (2009); Los Angeles (2010); Boston (2011); Philadelphia (2012); Vancouver (2013); San Francisco (2014); Washington, D.C. (2015), Montreal (2016) and Dallas (2017)!

Speakers
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Lawrence Edelson

Producing Artistic Director / Artistic & General D, American Lyric Theater / Opera Saratoga
www.altnyc.org www.operasaratoga.org
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Ann Owens

Field Consultant, OPERA America
Ann Owens is a performing arts professional whose breadth of management experience and long association with the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) inspires her current work as a performing arts consultant.  From 2006 to 2010 Owens was Executive Director of HGO, where she served as chief operating officer, oversaw the work of the senior management team, and played a critical role in the strategic development of the organization in support of its... Read More →
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Andy Sheagren

Director of Marketing, Chicago Opera Theater/Long Beach Opera
avatar for Austin Stewart

Austin Stewart

Audience Engagement Coordinator, Michigan Opera Theatre
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Sean Waugh

Artistic Planning Manager, San Francisco Opera
Sean Waugh joined San Francisco Opera in May 2010 and currently serves as artistic planning manager, assisting with casting, season planning, and overseeing artistic operations for the company. Sean has helped lead a number of strategic initiatives at SFO including the formation of partnerships with Stanford University's d.school; Smule; The DeYoung Museum; Uber; and the City of San Francisco's Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation. Sean helped... Read More →

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