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Saturday, May 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Festival Formats: Right for You? LIMITED

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Opera companies are assessing their season formats to find internal efficiencies and shape new experiences for audiences. Concentrated activity is exciting for communities, demonstrates artistic ambition and could relieve costs. Yet festival formats drastically affect cash flow and an organization’s ability to keep audiences engaged throughout the year. Are there ways to incorporate the benefits of an immersive festival experience without drastically changing your season structure? Reflect on the takeaways from Friday’s general session theme and learn from organizations that have already made the shift from producing throughout the year to a solidified festival period.

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Kurt Howard

Director of Programs and Services, OPERA America
After three years as OPERA America's managing director, Kurt Howard shifted into the position of director of programs services in 2017. Howard is responsible for professional development programs, annual conference planning and execution, supervision of grant programs (specifically... Read More →

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Susan Dixon

Marketing, Portland
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Darren Woods

General Director, Fort Worth Opera Association
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Tom Wright

Director of Artistic Planning, Vancouver Opera

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