Young Audiences 2013 Leadership Conference, November 21-23

The annual Young Audiences Leadership conference is especially designed for affiliate staff and board members as a means to build and grow the capacity of their organizations to do the very best work possible. The two-day meeting offers opportunities for affiliate leaders to meet in informal job like sessions, participate in interactive workshops, and share their YA knowledge. November is also a great time to visit New York and experience the energy and excitement of everything our city has to offer—world-class museums, Broadway shows, restaurants and stores.  




The Leadership conference sessions will be held at one of New York City’s finest private clubs: The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd St. The conference registration fee is $275.00 per person. The dress code for the Princeton Club is business casual. Please no blue jeans. Click here to view the conference agenda.

The Network Assembly session on Friday morning includes presentations of YA Best Practices which recognize some of the network’s most successful and innovative projects and programs. Learn how to submit Best Practice and an opportunity to receive a cash award for your affiliate by clicking the link below. All entries should be sent to Jane Bak ( by November 1. Learn more about the YA Best Practices Award.



To register for the conference and reserve a room at The Roosevelt Hotel, please click here

Hotel accommodations are available at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street at a special YA conference rate of $279 single/double. The Roosevelt Hotel, which opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz age, is the “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” and continues to impress guests with its fine rooms and prime location.  The deadline for reserving a hotel room and receiving the special YA rate at the Roosevelt is October 25. 

You have the option of paying the conference registration and hotel charges by credit card or sending a check.  Your credit card information will be processed through PayPal.  If you prefer to pay by check, send it to: Young Audiences, Inc., 171 Madison Ave., Suite 200, New York, New York 10016.

If you book your room through Young Audiences, the sleeping room charges are paid to Young Audiences, Inc. and any changes in your reservations must be made through Young Audiences.  At check-in you will be required to present a credit card to cover any incidental charges such as room service, laundry or telephone.

If you have any questions or problems with the web registration, please call national office. Here is a Transportation guide to help with getting around in NYC.



All conference attendees are invited to Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s annual benefit gala on Thursday evening, November 21, in the Grand Ballroom of the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Park Avenue and 50th Street. Young Audiences is pleased to honor Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller who are well-known for their philanthropic work in support of medical research, education and anti-poverty initiatives. That evening there will be a special performance by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Afterward, all guests are invited to the rousing “After-Party” with cocktails and dancing to music by the popular group, Off The Hook.  A ticket to the gala is included with each conference registration. However, additional guest tickets can also be purchased. The gala is a black-tie event.





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