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Saturday, May 6 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Innovation and Ideas: Becoming a Learning Organization LIMITED

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Where do your best ideas come from? Innovation is only possible when you stay in the flow of ideas and make smart choices. For opera companies, this means staying on top of field trends and social changes, while adapting models to suit an organization’s capacities and local needs. In this session, thought leaders and industry professionals reflect on how opera leaders learn and ideate. Hear takeaways from the recent launch of Innovation Grants, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and then discover how these practices can inform better organizational decisions and create a culture of learning.

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Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA Amerca
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 of North American operas and opera audiences, and launched an endowment effort in 2000 to create a permanent fund dedicated to supporting new works and... Read More →


Sarah Lutman

Principal, Lutman & Associates
Sarah Lutman founded Lutman & Associates in 2012 and since then has pursued a wide variety of projects both independently and with clients in cultural, public media and philanthropic organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur and innovator is well-documented in projects across these sectors in the Twin Cities, as well as in the Bay Area, where she spent her early career. For more information on Lutman’s background, work and... Read More →
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David McIntosh

Founder and President, Creative Business Breakthroughs
David McIntosh is the founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs LLC, working at the intersection of innovation and effectiveness. Since founding his firm in 2003, David has served as a consultant to executives and their organizations. As a facilitator, he designs and leads strategic planning sessions for businesses and non-profits. As a teacher, he creates customized management development programs for CEOs and their leadership... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Austin Ballroom 3, 2nd Floor

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