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Fourth Annual Conference

October 13-14, 2017

San Diego State University

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

San Diego, CA

Conference Highlights:

  • Keynote Welcome: “The Future of the Arts. Creative Entrepreneurs,” Bernhard Schroeder, Director of Programs, Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, San Diego State University

  • Plenary Session: “Empowering Individuals in the Arts Using 21stCentury Business Technologies: Why and How We Did It, Implications for Arts Education,” Steven Cox, Founder and CEO of and Nicole Martinez, Managing Editor of and, Moderated by San Diego State College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Associate Dean, Donna Conaty.

  • Plenary Session: “A New Generation of Entrepreneurial Southern California Cultural Leaders Tell Their Stories: Lessons Learned,” Cat Corral, Co-Founder and Executive/Artistic Director, transenDANCE youth arts project, Kate Hatmaker, Co-Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Art of Elan, Delicia Turner, Theatre Director, Founder and Former Executive Director of Moxie Theatre, and Kevin Kwan Loucks, Co-Founder and President, Chamber Music OC. Moderated by Eric Starr, Faculty Member, School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University; Executive Director, San Diego New Music.