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Little Rock, Arkansas
April 10-13, 2008

Hosts: Arkansas Arts Center and Arkansas Arts Council
Sponsors: American Craft Council, The Rosen Group, Morris Foundation, The CraftsReport, & Ozark Folk Center State Park

Thursday April 10, 2008:

Thursday April 10, 2008:

3pm-6pm Registration at DoubleTree Hotel - Riverside West Room
4:00-5:15 New attendees orientation, introductions and meet the CODA Board of Directors– Palisades Room
5:30pm-8pm Welcome Reception, and Three Minutes of Fame presentation (6:00-7:30) at Arkansas Arts Center. CODA Special Recognition Award Presentation to honor an individual whose leadership, creative thinking and outstanding service have had a significant impact on the crafts field. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

CODA Networking Lounge:
Riverside West room will be open for networking during the conference. The resource tables (for attendees promotional materials) coffee, water, fruit and snacks during breaks will be located here throughout the conference. This is a new addition to the conference this year, instead of having concurrent sessions, this room with round tables will be available for networking and just relaxing. (Sponsored by: The Rosen Group)

Friday April 11:

8:45-9:30 Opening and Welcome
Linda Van Trump, CODA Managing Director,
Cheryl Hartley, CODA Chair-person.
Anne Gochenour and Joy Pennington, Conference Co-Hosts

Keynote: Robert Duncan, Collector, Lincoln, NE

9:45- 10:45 Relationship of Collectors and Institutions
(How institutions work with private collectors to share their collections with the public; the acceptance of gifts, responsibilities of institutions, the joy of collectors sharing their collections)
Robert Duncan, Collector, and MAAA Board of Directors, Lincoln, NE
Arlette Klaric Curator of Art Exhibitions/ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO
JoAnn Edwards, San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design
Anne Gochenour, Curator of Contemporary Craft, Arkansas Arts Center

11:00-12:15 Interior Designers Using Craft Objects
Jenny Moore-Handmade in America (HIA), Asheville, NC
Toni Sikes, The GUILD Inc., Madison, WI
Lynette Jennings – Marketing Consultant, Grand Junction, Colorado

12:30-1:15 Lunch - round tables, open discussion with your peers
1. Organizations that produce National Conferences
2. University Craft Centers
3. Craft Schools
4. NonProfit Organizations with workshops
5. Craft Exhibition Presenters
6. Retail Craft Galleries operated by nonprofit orgs
7. Organizations that sell craft on their websites
8. Creative Economies
9. Public Service and Development Agencies
10. Open Topic tables

1:30- 4:00 Peer Sessions- (Break at 3pm in the Networking Room - Riverside West)
CODA Board member and a local specialist will moderate each session
1. Guilds/Membership Organizations
    Mary Lacer, American Association of Woodturners
2. Craft/Art Schools and Education Centre/Programs 
    David Willard, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Doug Stowe, Craft-Artist
3. Craft Exhibition Presenters /Museums/Galleries
    Carolyn Patterson, Illinois Artist Program and Anne Gochenour, Arkansas Arts Center
4. Fairs/Festivals/Shows
    Cheryl Hartley, Tamarack WV and Becki Dahlstedt, Craft-Artist
5. Public Service/Development/Government Agencies - Riverside East – Tim Glotzbach, Berea
    College Student Crafts and Renee Doty, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

4:15-5:00 Report back from peer sessions of top five best projects, ideas or solutions.

5:00-8:00pm - 2nd Friday Art Night, downtown galleries open with special exhibitions and receptions,
self-guided tour, city shuttle bus runs the route.

Saturday April 12:

9:00-10:00 Wisdom of Hands (Arts in Education Program Concept)
Doug Stowe-Craft-artist, Author and Educator, Eureka Springs, AR

10:15-12:15 Marketing and Promoting Your Craft Organization
Lynette Jennings- Marketing Consultant and Media Personality, Grand Junction, Colorado

12:30- 1:15 Lunch (continued through next session) – Salon A/B
1:15- 2pm Current Issues Discussion and Annual Membership Meeting
Everyone encouraged to attend.

2:15-3:00 Creative Economies Assessment and the Arkansas Study
Stuart Rosenfeld- Regional Technology Strategies, Carrboro, NC

3:00 Break in the Networking Room - Riverside West

3:15- 4:30 Selling Craft on Organization Websites
Moderator - Cheryl Hartley - Tamarack, Beckley West Virginia
Marc Baker - Compu-Pro, Webmaster & Professor of Computer Technology, Mountain View, Arkansas
Toni Sikes - THE GUILD, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
Marla Johnson Norris – CEO, Aristotle Web Design, Little Rock, Arkansas

4:30-4:45 Closing remarks

5:30 pm Bus loads for reception at the glorious home of Robyn and John Horn, who will share their collection and speak about working with craft-artists in building the fixtures and furnishings in their home. Due to space restrictions you must register in advance. Last bus needs to leave no later than 6pm.
(dinner and drinks)

Linda Van Trump, Managing Director
P.O. Box 51
Onia, AR 72663



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