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Assembly 2010, October 14-16, 2010, Austin, Texas

On behalf of NASAA and your hosts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, thank you for your participation in Assembly 2010! Conference proceedings and other follow-up resources will be posted to our site shortly.

2010 Professional Development Institute

Meeting Times
Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The 2010 Professional Development Institute has been thoughtfully designed to provide in-depth training to State Arts Agency (SAA) Arts Education (AE) Managers in areas relevant and critical to job performance.

Content will focus on:

  • strengthening targeted management skills
  • increasing knowledge about current national arts education policy
  • showcasing vital arts education research being conducted by SAAs
  • sharing strategies for integrating technology into SAA arts education work

Because our host city is also nationally recognized as a center for the arts and wellness, networking activities focused on local culture, health, wellness, and reflection have been intentionally integrated into the schedule.

Tuesday, October 12
St. David's Episcopal Church
Crail Hall
Located across the street from the east side of the Omni Hotel.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Official Opening of the PDI

Welcome/ Introductions

Framework for Success (More)

Student Performance

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Activity: Social Interaction Through Speed Networking (More)

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.


4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (More)

6:30 p.m.

Serranos Restaurant
1111 Red River
Austin, TX 78701

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

New managers will have dinner with Dr. Sarah Bainter Cunningham

Wednesday, October 13
Austin Lyric Opera

8:00 a.m.

Bus travel to Lyric Opera

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Lyric Opera
Buy your own Breakfast from a Taco Trailer

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Wellness Activity: (More)

Guest Artist Dan Egger-Belandria (More)

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

mindPOP: Expanding Creative Learning in Austin
Dr. Brent Hasty, Director, mindPOP (More)

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m

Briefing Session: Quick updates by the Experts on Major Arts Education Programs & Initiatives (More)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Drum Session with Dan Egger-Belandria (More)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions: (More)

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Regional Meetings
AE Managers will meet with their regional colleagues to share updates from their respective agencies, report on programs, and share ideas, and elect representatives (if applicable).

5:00 p.m.

Depart Austin Lyric Opera by bus

6:30 p.m.

Optional Networking and Wellness Activity: Dinner & Texas Two-Step Lessons at Austin's legendary Broken Spoke (More)

Thursday, October 14
Omni Hotel
Two locations - check below

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast provided at Omni Hotel - Austin Room

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Warm-up with Diana Green, AE Manager - Alabama State Council on the Arts (More)

Reflection on past two days

9:45-11:30 a.m.

Pecha KuchaTM inspired presentations: Statewide Arts Learning Surveys (More)

11:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m.

NASAA Assembly Begins


Omni Hotel - Capital Ballroom B
Peer Session: National Arts Education Policy Panel facilitated by Dr. Sarah Bainter Cunningham (More)

Saturday, October 16
Omni Hotel
Capital Ballroom B

8:00- 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be provided during this Peer Group Session

PDI Reflection: Strategies for applying learning. Facilitated by Linda Ehreth, Arts in Education Director, North Dakota Council on the Arts
Tuning Protocol from Artful Online

Final Announcements


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