Sunday, July 16, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
This year, the League will offer two optional "Early Bird" education sessions prior to the official conference kickoff on Sunday evening.
These sessions will have limited capacity, so they are first come, first served and will require advanced registration. Sessions are only available to full conference registrants and are included in the full conference registration fee.
1:00 - 3:30 PM - Historic Theatre Renovation 101: A Framework for Planning Successful Projects
Thinking about acquiring, restoring, and revitalizing a historic theatre? Already have one and need some help? This early-bird, in-depth session – featuring a team of leading experts in theatre planning, design, operation and tax credit financing – presents an overview of a historic theatre renovation project. Designed for historic theatre owners, community leaders, board members, senior staff and others who are considering, beginning or participating in the renovation of a historic theatre, this in-depth session will help you develop a clear understanding of your role in the process. Group who want to renovate a historic theatre are encouraged to attend as a team.
Presenters: Alec Stoll, ASTC, Principal, Stages Consultants, Highland Park, NJ (moderator); Michael DiBlasi, ASTC, IALD, Schuler Shook, Minneapolis, MN; and Michael Schnoering, FAIA, Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC, Princeton, NJ
Additional panelists may be added
2:00 - 3:30 PM - Best Practices for Non-Profit Board Members
A good Board of Directors can have a lasting, positive impact on a nonprofit. However, with even the best of intent, a Board of Directors can also be the nonprofit's worst enemy. In this 90-minute session, learn about the 10 Basic Roles of a Non-Profit Board and best practices for successful governance including hiring and supporting your chief executive, creating and reviewing your mission and vision, fiduciary responsibilities and board recruitment. This session will also include a Q&A for best practices around board fundraising roles. All participants will receive FIVE free book downloads including: Fundraising Responsibilities for Nonprofit Boards, Financial Responsibilities for Nonprofit Boards, Legal Responsibilities for Financial Boards, Govern More and Manage Less, as well as 10 Basic Responsibilities for Nonprofit Boards (a $158 value).
Presenters: Ken Stein, President & CEO, League of Historic American Theatres, Austin, TX
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