Women in the Arts – Nominate a Candidate

I received an email recently from the International Arts Magazine promoting their special “Women in the Arts” issue.

Editor Maria Roberts sent out a call for “outstanding and interesting women: not just artists and performance, but anyone working in the sector across admin roles, backstage, front-of-house, directors…”, pointing out that she regularly attends seminars and is shocked to be one of only a few women present. Continue reading

Recapping VenueConnect 2011

It’s been over a week since the IAVM VenueConnect in Phoenix closed. This is the mother of all conferences for venue managers (think arenas, civic centers, large theaters) and for all those who service them (seating, architects, food/beverage, ticketing, publications). For my company, TicketForce, falling into the provider category, it was incredible to have this event take place in our hometown – giving many on our team the chance to attend and get a glimpse who don’t normally travel to conferences.

We loved seeing our bright orange TicketForce Welcomes You to Phoenix registration bags dot downtown – spotted by friends who were just driving through. I thought they made everyone’s outfits look super summery and will be a fashion statement long after everyone returns home…

We also added our client event, FaceTime to the beginning of the conference – hosted at Celebrity Theatre – so we started the week off at full speed, and ended it climbing through mazes at the Arizona Science Center.  Continue reading