Newcomers and New Friends Meet-and-Greet

Friday, June 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

First time at the Annual Convention, or simply want to meet new people in a casual, fun environment? Then join us for the Newcomers and New Frients Meet-and-Greet--find your conference buddy, meet rising talent, and get your energy going right before the conference kicks off!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Meet new people!
  2. Learn more about what Annual Convention is and who comes, and explore the schedule of events.
  3. Pick up some new getting-to-know-you, exercises to take back home.



Ramona Baker
Director, Arts Administration
Goucher College
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ramona A. Baker is an educator and consultant, using her experience to support and strengthen individuals and organizations in their success. Through board & staff development and evaluation, she helps organizations plan for their future. She is Director of the Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) program at Goucher College where she teaches and supervises graduate research. As a speaker, Ramona addresses board & staff development and future trends in the arts. Her speaking engagements include the U.S. as well as in China, Russia, Australia, and Ireland. Her experience includes over 25 years of leading arts councils and cultural organizations. She is the author of articles and monographs that address a range of topics from nonprofit arts leadership and board development to public funding. Ramona currently serves on the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts.