PD@PAE Workshops

Professional Development sessions at PAE support the presenting and touring field with practical management, leadership and career training. During PAE, we offer sixteen workshops and workshops for artists, managers, agents and presenters through three focus areas: Fundamentals, Skills and Issues & Ideas.

Fundamentals workshops are designed to meet the needs of those new to the field, providing essential information. Skills workshops are designed for professionals with more experience, but who are in need of more specialized and in-depth exposure to major issues of concern in the field. Issues & Ideas workshops are designed for professionals who want to dig more deeply into an artform, an issue, or explore an idea. In addition to the traditional workshop setting, we offer these workshops in various formats including facilitated roundtables, panel discussions, and small, informal conversations with thought leaders.

These three focus areas of learning allow PAE participants at all points during their careers to find opportunities for stimulating conversation. Attendees will find an array of topics that will help deepen their knowledge and expand their ways of working.

Workshops Schedule at a Glance

Monday, September 25. Pre-Conferences. Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Con Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Presenting
FacultyMark Alexander (Palm Beach State College), Krista Bradley (Association of Performing Arts Professionals)
Pre-Con Arts in Motion:  An Artist’s Guide to Touring and Community Engagement
FacultyAlec De Leon (National Performance Network), Sadie Hawkins, Heidi Howard (7 Stages), Madison Cario (Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech), Angela Harris (Dance Canvas)
Pre-Con Dance Forum South
Moderators: Michelle Ramos (Dance/USA), Suzanne Callahan (Callahan Consulting for the Arts
Panel: Eric Fliss (South Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center), Angela Gallo (Coker College), Pamela Green (PMG Arts Management), Rosemary Johnson (Alabama Dance Festival), Elizabeth Labbe-Webb (Core Dance), Laverne Perry (Rialto Center for the Arts), Denise Ringler (Appalachian State Summer Festival), Douglas Scott (Full Radius Dance), Lauri Stallings (Contemporary Choreographer), Anna Thompson (Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center)


Tuesday, September 26. 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Fundamentals ArtsReady: Who’s On First? Artist/Crew Safety is No Joke
Faculty: Mollie Quinlan-Hayes (South Arts), William Nix (MSU Riley Center)
Fundamentals Social Media Nuts and Bolts: From Amazon to Zip Drives
Moderator: David Rowell (Park Point University)
Skills NAPAMA PRESENTS: Making Artistic Cents: Contracting Skills…Basics and Beyond
Moderator: David Wannen (New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players)
Panel: Leah Keith (Opus 3), Pamela Green (PMG Arts Management), Brian Jose (University of FL Performing Arts), Anna Thompson (University of AL)
Skills Raising your Equity Quotient
Moderator: Keryl McCord (Equity Quotient)
Issues & Ideas My Audience Would Never Come to That
Moderator: Dan Barnard (Bailey Hall @ Broward College)
Panel: Jennifer Morris (Siegal Artist Management), Rand Suffolk (High Museum)
Issues & Ideas ABC’s of Family Programming
Moderator: Christine Cox (C-Squared Entertainment / The Amazing Max)


Tuesday, September 26. 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Fundamentals Are You Ready for an Agent?
Moderator: Manuel Prestamo (Performance Management International, LLC)
Panel: Seth Malasky (Paradigm Agency), Laurel Canan (Center Productions), Craig Hankenson (Producers, Inc.), Shana Tucker (Shana Tucker Chamber Soul)
Skills Reaching Beyond Your Stage: Residencies with Impact
Moderator: Kevin Spencer (Hocus-Focus)
Panel: Sharon Reid-Kane (Ruth Eckard Hall)
Issues & Ideas Navigating the Field of Arts & Healthcare as an Artist
Moderator: Suzanne Costello (Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater)


Wednesday, September 27. 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Fundamentals The Arts and Social/Emotional Learning
Moderators: Nancy Meyer and Stacey DeWitt (Connecting with Kids Network)
Fundamentals Can We Tawk? Communication at the Intersection of Agent and Presenter
Moderator: Lori Andersen (Andersen Arts Group)
Panel: Laurel Canan (Center Productions), Ron DeStefano (Two on Tap), David Whitnack (Community Arts Center)
Skills Easy Approaches for Evaluating Programs
Moderator: Surale Phillips (Decision Support Partners)
Skills Embodied Awareness: Another Look at Diversity
Moderator: Madison Cario (Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech)
Issues & Ideas Current Trends and Hot Topics in Social Media and Mobile Marketing
Moderator: David Rowell (Point Park University)
Panel: David Dombrosky (InstantEncore)
Issues & Ideas Creative Place-Making through an Equity Lens
Moderator: Carlton Turner (Alternate ROOTS)
Panel: Alice Lovelace (The Arts Exchange), Brandon Jones (WonderRoot), Lori Pourier (First People’s Fund)

Please note that schedule, sessions, and faculty are subject to change.