2007 Fall Forum on Governance

Cultivating Innovation: From the Board Room to the Box Office

New York City, November 9–11, 2007

About the Program:

For the 2007 Fall Forum, the gathering focused on how managers and boards think about innovation. Do arts organizations set aside resources for artistic leaders and managers to innovate? How can we stimulate creative thinking in order to develop and implement new strategies to move organizations forward?

The keynote speaker was Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, who laid the groundwork for innovation exploration. He shared the organizational context and culture of The Metropolitan Opera that has allowed him to embark on their recent innovations. Discussion topics included: what today's teens are saying about theatre, innovations in financial structures, innovation in philanthropy, innovations in space and an in-depth look at the governing boards survey, among others. The Fall Forum brought together approximately 150 participants.

Click here for an agenda.

Click here to view the 2007 Fall Forum participant list.
 

Transcripts, Reports and Audio Recordings:

Click here to read American Theatre magazine's 2007 Fall Forum article: The Innovation Imperative by Tara Bracco.

Click here to read the transcript of Peter Gelb's Keynote Address.

Click here to listen to Peter Gelb's Keynote Address (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to National Arts Strategies (NAS) Plenary Session Part I (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to National Arts Strategies (NAS) Plenary Session Part II (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to New Technologies in Practice (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to What Today's Teens Are Saying About Theatre (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to Think Tank Discussion I (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to read the transcript of Innovations in Financial Structures.

Click here to listen to Innovations in Financial Structures (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to read the transcript of Innovations in Space.

Click here to listen to Innovations in Space (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to listen to An In-Depth Look at the 2007 Governing Boards Survey (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to read the transcript of Innovation in Philanthropy.

Click here to listen to Innovation in Philanthropy (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to read the transcript of Susan Booth's Closing Remarks entitled, Observations.

Click here to listen to Susan Booth's Closing Remarks entitled, Observations (mp3) audio recording.

Program Calendar:

On Friday, November 9, events were held at Bryant Park Grill.

On Saturday, November 10, events were held at The Prince George Ballroom.

On Sunday, November 11, events were held at The Prince George Ballroom.

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