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Registration Now Open for Collective Impact Conference

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education and Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development –

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Registration opens today, Friday, April 1 to attend the 2016 statewide arts conference, Collective Impact, in the beautiful city of Murfreesboro, June 7-10. Bringing arts administrators, educators and artists together as community change agents, this participant-driven gathering will explore a common agenda to address community issues through the arts. Attendees will identify opportunities and challenges, share and gather expertise from the field, and walk away with tools and strategies to be a part of the solution for lasting change in their communities.

Conference fee is $149 for the three days and includes one dinner, three breakfasts and three lunches. The conference will feature: five plenary sessions starting with a keynote Tuesday evening after dinner; group reflection times; birds of a feather sessions for peer-to-peer networking; valuable longer sessions that dig deep into community issues; nuts and bolts sessions; networking time and an evening reception; experiencing the arts in Murfreesboro with Summer Arts Jam, an evening concert and arts fair as well as a special conference preview of the monthly Boro Arts Crawl.

We have over 80 presenters from across the state and nation. Spread across the campus of Bradley Academy and the Patterson Park Community Center, there will be a buzz of activity everywhere. You do not want to miss this opportunity to reconnect, make new friends and become an agent for change. Click here to view the conference agenda.

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There are several lodging options including very reasonable accommodations at MTSU. Click here to complete the application for a dorm room.

Due to Bonnaroo and CMA Fest, we have holds at various hotels with a variety of reasonable rates. We urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure you get the room you want. When making your reservation, let them know you are with the Tennessee Arts Commission conference. Click here to see the list.

The Special Opportunities Grant is available to help cover conference fees and travel. Organizations and individuals can apply. The deadline for applications is May 17 and awards are made on a first come, first served basis—do not delay in submitting your application. Click here to read the guidelines.

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