University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program

Exploring the Leadership Path

Monday, February 10, 2014

Exploring the Leadership Path is an interactive half-day conference hosted by the University of Oregon Arts & Administration Program, offering you the opportunity to hear from and engage with local arts and culture sector leaders. This interactive conference is designed to give you an intimate look at the leadership journey of prominent leaders making a difference in their organizations and communities. A full schedule of events is available here.

Keynote speaker, Robert Lynch, the President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, will kick off the conference with a discussion of his own leadership journey, tracking the changing landscape of the U.S. arts and culture sector, followed by engaging pairs of speakers who will discuss their own leadership paths-the starts, the stops, the forks in the road, the pivotal moments-reflecting on things that have happened along the path and considering what may lay ahead.

Throughout the conference participants will be asked to reflect on their own leadership path and to think about incorporating lessons learned as they grow along their own unique path.

Registration is now closed. 

(continental breakfast and boxed lunch provided)

Symposium Highlights:

Friday, March 7th
8:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. Conference (open to public, registration required.)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Graduate Student Seminar (UO AAD Students Only.)

Keynote presentation by Robert Lynch, CEO and President of Americans for the Arts.

Concurrent Breakout sessions
Leading Through Change
Adam Davis, Executive Director at Oregon Humanities
Andrew Proctor, Executive Director of Literary Arts

The Role of Influence in Leadership
Alice Norris, President of Willamette Falls Heritage Coalition and former Mayor of Oregon City
Alyssa Dawamana Macy, Development Specialist at The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation and Oregon Arts Commissioner

Readiness for the Next Step of Leadership
Nicholas Johnson, Give! Guide Executive Director at Willamette Week
Diane Syrcle, Executive Vice President for Development at Oregon Symphony


The symposium location is
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

Directions, map, and info about parking can be found here: