2016 Conference

GNL Zamba

GNL Zamba is among East Africa’s most influential hip hop artists, credited with bringing folk rap to the mainstream in Uganda’s indigenous language, Luganda.

Matthew Covey

Matthew Covey has worked in music and arts immigration since 1996.

John Haynes

John Haynes has enjoyed a lengthy career as a prominent leader of nonprofit performing arts organizations across the United States, including as the founding director of the Marie P.

Emiko Ono

Emiko Ono has served as a program officer in The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program since 2011.

Jeff Laramie

Jeff Laramie has been President of SRO Artists since 1980 representing 30 national touring artists and overseeing a seven member staff.

Julie Baker

Julie Baker brings over 25 years of experience in arts marketing and management to her current position as Executive Director of The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization a

Randy Vogel

Randy Vogel, CFE has been a musician, arts administrator, venue manager and promoter for over 3 decades. He is the Director of Theaters and Operations for Mesa Arts Center for the past 14-years.

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen's love for dance and the arts, inspired her to earn two Dance degrees from UCLA, to teach at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and El Camino College, and to become a professional dance


Dancers with the Musqueam dance


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