The 27th Annual Young Audiences Leadership Forum

The Young Audiences Arts for Learning Annual Leadership Forum, in its 27th year, is a great opportunity for the entire Young Audiences Arts for Learning community to actively engage with your peers in an exciting two days of celebration, networking and professional learning.

The Forum begins on Thursday evening, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at YA’s 65th Anniversary Gala, held this year at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle in New York City.  Your Forum registration includes a ticket to this Black Tie optional event.

On Friday morning, the day begins with breakfast at the Princeton Club followed by inter-active sessions for all participants.  These meetings will enable YA board volunteers to share ideas and experiences, and talk about the challenges of board leadership with their counterparts from across the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network. In addition, the morning includes meetings for the YA Executive Directors Council, the YA National Board and the formation of a new Affiliate Board Leadership Council… all terrific opportunities to mix and mingle. The afternoon plenary sessions will feature presentations of innovative Best Practices and Case Studies of successful arts in education projects which have made a significant impact in affiliate communities. 

We know you will come away with new ideas on how arts integrated education encourages students to think, learn, grow and achieve.  The dress code for The Princeton Club is business attire, no blue jeans.

For more information about the Forum, a draft agenda can be found here.

To register for the forum, please click hereThe Leadership Forum registration is $325 per person and includes a ticket to Young Audiences’ Thursday evening Gala.  

We have reserved a block of sleeping rooms at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45h Street. The special YA group rate is $269.00 single or double occupancy plus tax. The rate includes complimentary WiFi. To make a room reservation, call the Reservation Department at 888-833-3969 and mention you are part of the Young Audiences room block. The special YA rate is good until September 27, 2017. 

All conference attendees are invited to Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s annual benefit gala on Thursday evening, October 19, at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle. 

We are pleased to honor Mary Ann Fribourg, Corinne P. Greenberg and Sue Ann Weinberg for their combined 90 years of dedicate board service. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and a performance by members of the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by YA National Board member Yo-Yo Ma.  A ticket to the gala is included with each conference registration.

If you are bringing a guest with you to New York City, additional guest tickets can also be purchased in the Forum registration portal. 

If you have any questions, please email Jane Bak, Director of National Services, or call 212-831-8110.  We look forward to seeing you in New York City at the peak of the autumn season!


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