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Saturday, May 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Civic Health: The Intersection of Opera and Society

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Raising the quality of life is a shared goal among city officials, arts leaders and the general public. Hear from leaders at the forefront of enhancing civic life as they present research-based approaches for motivating participation in society, strengthening communities and engaging the public through opera. 

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Marc A. Scorca

Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →

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Jane Chu

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Jane Chu has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2014 as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2006, Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, overseeing a $413-million campaign to build... Read More →
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David Fraher

President and CEO, Arts Midwest
David Fraher has directed his creative skill to building and leading arts organizations and programs throughout the United States. His primary focus for more than 30 years has been at the helm of Arts Midwest where he serves as president & CEO. Under Fraher’s leadership, Arts Midwest... Read More →
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Jason Schupbach

Director of Design and Creative Placemaking, National Endowment for the Arts
Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute... Read More →
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Ilir Zherka

Executive Director, National Conference for Citizenship
Ilir Zherka, the Executive Director of the National Conference on Citizenship, is a life-long civic engagement activist. Under his leadership, NCoC is working with partners throughout the country to strengthen civic life in America. NCoC is also playing a central role in developing... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Salon A-E - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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