6:00 PM18:00

An Evening at UrbanGlass for Emerging Leaders

Early-career staff from DBAA member organizations are invited to an evening of drinks, snacks and hot glass!

Hear from UrbanGlass’ longtime Director of Operations, Brian Kibler, and end the night with a demonstration by a hot glass artist.

6:00 pm
Conversation with Brian Kibler, Director of Operations (and snacks)

6:30 pm
Tour of UrbanGlass Studios

6:45 pm
Glassblowing demonstration in the UrbanGlass Hotshop

Please contact Annie Woller (Annie.Woller@mmdg.org) should you have any questions about the event.
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12:30 PM12:30

All-Member Meeting/Luncheon

The agenda for the meeting will include a presentation by Commissioner Victor Calise, NYC Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities, Member Showcases by DreamStreet Theatre and EPIC Players, as well as business updates and a vote to approve new DBAA members.

DBAA strongly encourages all members to be represented at All-Member Meetings. All staff of DBAA member organizations are welcome.

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9:00 AM09:00

EVENT PLANNING 101 (AKA: the boring stuff you need to get right)

Whether you are planning a gala or renting out your space for a wedding, things like rental agreements, SLA permits and insurance are some of the most important to get right. Quite often these are also the least straightforward aspects of planning events or renting out spaces.

All staff are invited to join us for a panel discussion with event/rentals experts to talk through the legal and logistical considerations for events and answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to invite everyone on your staff for whom the panel will be helpful.

Ronnie Davis, Managing Director, Great Performances
Lauren Testa, Senior Operations Manager, BRIC
Carli Beseau, Executive Director, Exhibits & Programs, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Jim Joseph, Director of Operations, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

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5:00 PM17:00

All-Member Mingle

ALL staff of DBAA member organizations are invited for drinks, snacks, networking and socializing at the newest bar in the neighborhood. 

Please invite others from your staff who might like to join us. 

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9:30 AM09:30

Panel Discussion: Advocacy

A reprise of the highly-informative panel discussion DBAA presented last December, panelists will provide information about current priorities and issues for NY city and state government that affect arts and cultural organizations, and offer advice on how to best to position your organization with elected officials and other government representatives in advance of next year's budget and legislative cycle.

RSVPs Requested; Walk-ins welcome.

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6:15 PM18:15

EMERGING LEADERS EVENT – Mark Morris Dance Group's "The Hard Nut" @ BAM

Early career staff at DBAA Member Organizations are invited to an evening that includes a conversation with lead marketing staff from both BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group and performance of Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Hard Nut at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Tickets kindly donated by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group.

Registration for this event is currently full. We encourage you to sign up to be added to the wait listhttps://goo.gl/forms/miHUkG4xL476jqYz2 Please contact Dorothea Trufelman (DTrufelman@bam.org), should you have any questions about the event or if you would like more information about the DBAA Emerging Leaders group.

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10:00 AM10:00

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Join us for a workshop led by Whitney Tome of The Raben Group on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The workshop will cover:

  •  Setting a framework for holding and managing equity, inclusion and diversity conversations;

  • Informing participants about the scientific research and impacts of bias - implicit and explicit - on decisions and behaviors;

  • Using scenarios to explore the ways that bias can show up, and how to address it; and

  • Providing suggestions and approaches for engaging in EDI conversations at your organization.  

The Raben Group is a national public affairs firm with a practice in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to making connections, solving problems, and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors.

We were founded by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben in 2002 with a lofty goal and an audacious spirit: to make this nation greater and move organizations and public policy in a sensible, humane direction through excellent client services. We get our clients to their finish line with our creative approaches, wide networks, and expertise in advocacy, political, and media spaces. No national firm has deeper roots among LGBTQ communities and communities of color than Raben. A majority of our staff are women and/or people of color with a plurality identifying as LGBTQ.

From our offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, and El Paso, Texas, our talented and diverse team of 70+ connects dots, solves problems, and helps each of our clients arrive at their definition of success. 

Whitney Tome, Principal, has worked with fishermen, environmentalists, advocates, political strategists, government employees, and thought leaders to develop the approach and solutions needed for the problem. Combining her facilitation skills and understanding of people, Whitney is able to walk into any room, ask the right questions, develop a strategy in the moment and leave everyone with action items and tasks. Prior to joining The Raben Group, Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association where she lead, defined and crafted metrics and measures for the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Whitney has advised complex ocean stakeholder processes as a Program Manager and Mediator at the Meridian Institute including facilitating public meetings for regional ocean planning bodies that included state, federal and tribal partners. Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. In addition to serving as Principal, Whitney is the Executive Director for Green 2.0.

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