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Archive: LA 2017

Archive: LA 2017

Here are details of our NETMCDO 2017 Conference (last year's):

Makers of Meaning: Strategies for designing your life with music.   

Over the course of two days, we brought in practitioners from multiple disciplines to share tools, topics, and strategies for infusing meaning into the work musicians do, and the work that career professionals do on their behalf.  We explored how we and the musicians we serve experience meaning and relevance in our work. Conference sessions included insights on how musicians' work affects others and ways to assess the impact. In panel discussions, small breakout groups, and interactive exercises we addressed the issues that matter most to our participants.

Location: The Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles

Dates: May 23–24, 2017

Conference Highlights:

Discussions with groundbreaking musicians and audience-engagement pioneers, including:

Sessions focused on:

  • Defining personal success and how it might vary across cultures and industries
  • Communicating value and appreciation of the arts
  • Practical strategies to help students better position themselves in the arts marketplace.
  • Exploring The Artist Canvas: a musician’s version of the Business Model Canvas
  • Reframing career thinking or “employability” in a way that engages reluctant teachers and students.
  • Field trip to Renaissance Arts Academy, a uniquely progressive charter school for 6-12th grade with more than just an “emphasis” on the arts

 

Day 1 Agenda: Tuesday, May 23

8:15–9:00 am

Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:30 am

Ice-Breaker

9:30–9:45 am

Official Welcome and Remarks

9:45–10:30 am

John Steinmetz: DIY DYL: Do-It-Yourself Designing-Your-Life Pt. 1

10:45–12:00 pm

Michelle Lewis: MusicAnswers 

12:00–1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:00–2:00 pm

Doing the Work So Inspiration Can Come
Session with Deb Devine and David Newman

 

     

2:00–5:00 pm

Trip to Renaissance Arts Academy

   

5:30–6:30 pm

Reception

Day 2 Agenda: Wednesday, May 24

8:30–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:00 am

Cross Cultural Stories of Impact
International Panel on Meaning  — Kazumi W. MinoguchiDawn BennettJan Bottomer

 

      

10:15–10:30 am

Open Space Intro and Nomination of Sessions

10:30–11:00 am

Open Space Session

11:00–12:00 am

Eric Whitacre: ABC: Always Be Curious

 

12:00–1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own) / Open Space Session #2

1:30–2:15 pm


Tales from the Eightfold 
Path Reverend Kusala from the International Buddist Meditation Center will present on Buddhism and social action.

 

 

2:30–3:00 pm

John Steinmetz: DIY DYL: Do-It-Yourself Designing-Your-Life Pt. 2

3:15–3:45 pm

Teaching Demos Round 1

  • SWOT Analysis for Musicians: Positioning Yourself in the Marketplace, Fabiana Claure
  • The Artist Canvas: a musician’s version of the Business Model Canvas, Annie Phillips
  • Engaging reluctant teachers and students in career thinking, Dawn Bennett

3:45–4:15 pm

Teaching Demos Round 2

  • SWOT Analysis for Musicians: Positioning Yourself in the Marketplace, Fabiana Claure
  • The Artist Canvas: a musician’s version of the Business Model Canvas, Annie Phillips
  • Engaging reluctant teachers and students in career thinking, Dawn Bennett
 

    

4:15–5:15 pm

Closing Remarks "Talking Stick" Ceremony