ASSEMBLE

September 25-28, 2024

Interlochen Center for the Arts


2024


NATIONAL COUNCIL

OF ARTS ADMINISTRATORS

CONFERENCE

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ASSEMBLE: EMBRACING OUR COLLECTIVE NETWORK


ASSEMBLE, the 51st Annual Conference of the

National Council of Arts Administrators brings

together past, present, and future arts leaders

to explore the transformative power of diverse

networks in shaping the future. More than just

a gathering, ASSEMBLE embodies the philosophy

of assemblage, where people, things, and stories

intertwine to spark innovation and drive change.

As arts administrators, we are vital in creating

these spaces. At this year’s conference, you will

connect with inspiring colleagues, delve into shared

solutions, forge partnerships, meet mentors, and

create friendships to amplify the impact in your

community.

The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together a 3,000-student summer camp program; a 550+-student fine arts boarding high school; a year-round source of expert online arts education for children, teens, and adults; opportunities for adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio services (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a robust hospitality division that curates on-campus lodging, dining, and transportation services; and a global alumni base spanning nine decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.



Located 15 miles north of Interlochen's campus, Traverse City and the surrounding area regularly receive accolades and recognition for its natural beauty, food and wine, and arts and culture.



TRAVEL + ACCOMMODATIONS

TRAVEL /

GETTING TO INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Travel by car or plane


note: Shuttle service to Interlochen Center for the Arts campus is available to conference participants. Please submit your flight information when you book your stay.is available to conference participants. Please submit your flight information when you book your stay.

LODGING /

ON-CAMPUS

https://www.interlochen.org/about/visit-campus/lodging


Group#: NCAA

Rooms will be released to the general public on August 10th, please plan accordingly.


notes:

Extended pre and post conference lodging is available at the conference rate. Meals at Stone Cafeteria will are included in your extended stay.


The Stone Cafeteria is not included in lodging fee during the conference. Meals and snacks will be provided by the conference at designated times and locations (unless noted).


Cafeteria hours are available upon check-in.


Conference participants are welcome to stay off-campus.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Registration is through the National Council of Arts Adminstrators website.


On or before August 31, 2024 ($325 per member)

September 1-13, 2024 ($375 per member)

*conference participants must be members to attend



Refund Policy: Fee for the annual conference is refundable when emailed cancellation is received two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. NCAA will keep $75 of the registration fee for processing. Please email NCAA Treasurer O. Gustavo Plascencia (oplascen@mdc.edu).

APPLY TO BE AN EMERGING ADMINISTRATOR FELLOW


The Fellowship covers the cost of conference registration at Interlochen Center for the Arts September 25-28, 2025, and a one-year Council membership.


Fellows will be paired with members of NCAA, who will act as mentors for the one-year term of the fellowship.


Deadline: May 31, 2024


MORE INFORMATION + APPLY


PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE /

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

8:00-10:30

NCAA BOARD MEETING / Stone Hotel, Culver Room


10:00-5:00

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION / MTCAL


12:00-1:00

LUNCH (rsvp required)


2:00- 3:30

IGNITES/ MTCAL Great Room


3:30-4:00

MEET + GREET

light snacks


4:00-- 6:00

CASE STUDIES / MTCAL Great Room


6:00-7:00

MEMBER‘S EXHIBITION RECEPTION [Alfred University]


7:15-8:00

DINNER


8:15-9:00

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BY INTERLOCHEN STUDENTS / Phoenix Theatre


9:15-10:00

GATHERING ON THE LAKE / Dow House [Eastern Michigan University. School of Art & Design]

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE /

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

7:00-7:45

WALK, RUN, COFFEE / Stone Hotel Lobby


8:15-9:00

BREAKFAST / MTCAL Great Room


9:00-11:00

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CONTINUES / MTCAL


9:15-9:45

WELCOME REMARKS / MTCAL Great Room


10:00-11:30

ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS / Various Locations

sign up at registration


11:30- 12:00

SWAG EXCHANGE / MTCAL Great Room

Bring something-take something


12:15-1:00

LUNCH / MTCAL Great Room


1:00-1:45

DISCUSSION: Let’s Talk About Critique: Reimagining Art and Design Education

Elissa Armstrong & Mariah Doren

1:45-2:00

COFFEE BREAK [School of Visual Arts @ Penn State]

CANDY BAR [Interlochen Center for the Arts]


2:00-3:30

ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS / Various Locations


3:30-4:15

CANDYBAR


4:30-5:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


6:30

BOARD BUS TO DENNOS MUSUEM


7:00-8:15

DENNOS MUSEUM RECEPTION


8:15-8:30

BUS TO DOWNTOWN TRAVERSE CITY


DINNER ON OWN


10:00-10:15

BUS RETURN TO INTERLOCHEN

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE /

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

7:00-7:45

WALK, RUN, COFFEE / Stone Hotel Lobby


8:15-9:00

BREAKFAST / MTCAL Great Room


9:00-10:45

TOUR OF INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


11:00-12:30

PANEL ASSEMBLY IN ACTION / MTCAL


12:45-1:30

BUSINESS LUNCH / MTCAL


2:00-3:30

ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS / Various Locations


3:30-4:00

COFFEE BREAK


4:00- 5:30

MEET-UPS / Various Locations


5:30-6:00

POP UP AUCTION


7:00-8:00

BANQUET & PROGRAM / MTCAL [SUNY- New Paltz, School of Fine & Performing Arts]

8:00-9:00

BINGO + BREWS [SUNY - New Paltz, School fo Fine & Performing Arts]


9:00-10:30

GATHERING ON THE LAKE / Dow House

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE /

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

7:00-9:00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / Stone Hotel, Culver Room

SPONSORS

This year NCAA welcomes sponsors to help us offer a robust roster of actIvities at the conference. All sponsors will be thanked on our website, in conference signage and materials, and at conference remarks. If you have questions about sponsorship opportunITIES or would like to co-sponsor an event please reach out to NCAA President Lauren Lake (lakel@alfred.edu).


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPONSORSHIP