The new school year has started, and you know what that means: conferences and talks galore! For whatever reason 2013 has had me burning up the rails and roads of the Northeast, and that trend continues into September and October.

September 27
Town Hall: State of NYC Dance Snapshot and Trends
organized by Dance/NYC
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
5:30 – 7pm
Info and registration (it’s free)
(I’ll be co-presenting with Dance/NYC Executive Director Lane Harwell the results of Dance/NYC’s new study, “State of NYC Dance (2013),” which I co-authored with Fractured Atlas Research Fellow Sarah Lenigan.)

October 5-9
Grantmakers in the Arts Conference
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
More info (not free, but it’s sold out anyway)
(In addition to blogging the conference, Daniel and I will be participating in a session called “Rethinking the Grant Panel” on Tuesday, October 8 from 11:10am-12:10pm.)

October 14-19
Evaluation 2013
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Info and registration (not free)
(My first time at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, and I’m looking forward to it! I’m presenting an IGNITE talk about ArtsWave’s recent transformation on Thursday, October 17 from 8-9:30am.)

October 30
Third Annual Arts and Education Symposium
hosted by The Educational Policy and Leadership Center and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA
Info and registration (not free)
(I’ll be delivering the keynote address at this conference, focusing on the role of metrics and assessment in arts education and beyond.)