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Speakers Bureau

Scheduling a Speaker

The following speakers are available to travel and are experienced presenters of speeches and keynote addresses at larger conferences and at intimate meetings. Many presentations include audience interactions and can be tailored to address specific audience needs. Contact speakers directly for information and availability.

Speaker Topic/ Theme Audience
Eric Booth Why the Arts are Essential in America Today Community, parents, school boards and administrators, business people, professional organizations, teachers, higher education
The Case for Arts Education as the Key to Successful Schools Community, parents, school boards and administrators, business people, professional organizations, teachers, higher education
Teaching Artists: A Profession and a Partner Teaching artists, those who run arts education organizations, school administrators, parents, school boards and administrators, teachers
Keeping the Art Central in the Arts Integrated Curriculum Teachers, teaching artists, administrators of arts education organizations and schools
Advocating for Arts Education: How to Maximize the Impact Community, arts advocates, parents, teachers, teaching artists, school boards and administrators, business people, arts education organizations, teachers
Deborah Brzoska The Arts for ALL Kids--Making It Happen in Your Schools Principals, school board members, district staff, teachers (K-12), community members, parents
Tell a Powerful Story - How to collect and share data on the impact of the arts on student learning Arts organizations, teachers, administrators, and community arts advocacy groups
Re-thinking Secondary Schools: How the Arts Can Pave the Way Middle and high school teachers, arts specialists, principals, school district leaders, arts organizations, community members
Developing Community-School Partnerships in the Arts School leaders, educators, artists, arts organizations, community members
How to Develop Sequential Arts Education Programs in Elementary Schools Elementary teachers and principals, district  arts leaders, arts organizations
Gary DeVault The Power of Arts Assessment in Teaching and Learning Arts educators, arts organizations, principals, artists, teachers (K-12), school board members
The Arts Beyond the School Day: Extending the Power District education leaders, arts educators, arts and community organizations, teaching artists, business people
Developing Effective School and Community Arts Partnerships: A Vision and Responsibility Integral to Education Reform School leaders, educators, artists, community arts organizations, community members, higher education, parents
Developing Arts Leaders:  Knowledge + Networking + Action = Effective Leadership Non-profit arts organization leadership, policy makers, professional arts organizations
Karen Erickson Arts Advocacy: “Speaking Up for the Arts” Principals, school board members, parents, arts leaders, community members, policy makers
Drama Education: “Learning Dramatically—The Impact of Drama Education on Thinking, Learning, and Social Development of Children” Principals, school board members, parents, community members, state and national drama associations
Partnerships: “Creative Communities, Partnership for the Arts” (Designing, Building, and Maintaining Partnerships) Principals, school board members, parents, arts leaders, community members, policy makers
Transforming Learning Through Arts Integration      Principals, teachers, school boards, parents, arts leaders, teaching artists, community members, policy makers
15 Keys to Building a Successful Arts Education Program Principals, teachers, school boards, parents, arts leaders, teaching artists, community members, policy makers
Making the Invisible Visible: Bringing the Arts back into Focus Principals, school board members, parents, community members, teaching artists
Transforming Schools with the Arts School board members, school staffs, principals, parents
Partnering with the Arts: Creating Professional Development and Mentoring Programs to Support Strong Schools  School staff, principals, teaching artists, arts organizations
Linda Goldberg Creating a Magnet/Model School for the Arts Principals, school board members, parents, arts leaders, community members
Standards-Based Education: The Role of the Arts Principals, school board members, parents, arts leaders, community members
Advocating for the Arts: Making Connections Throughout the Curriculum Principals, school board members, parents, arts leaders, community members, policy makers


Ryan Hourigan


Access to the Arts for All: A Journey from Parent to Advocate for Change


Teachers, Arts Administrators, Arts Educators, Teaching Artists, Parents, School Boards, Arts Organizations