NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat 2018

Save the date for the 8th Annual NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale May 20-22, 2018 - Registration opens December 15!

The NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat is now in its eighth year! It has grown since its inception in 2011, both in numbers, and in ideas and content. In 2018 we return to Fort Lauderdale, FL and the conveniently located Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Sunday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Registration for NAPAMA members in $200 per person on or before March 1; $225 per person after March 1. Registration for non-NAPAMA members is $250 per person on or before March 1; $275 per person after March 1.

The NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat is open to any agent, manager, self-managed artist or presenter who is interested in being part of the conversation. The Retreat provides small business owners who operate within the performing arts industry an opportunity to network, learn, and share information and resources with other agents and managers. It is three days where agents and managers step away from their daily operations to focus on business planning and solutions for current issues. This year's topics will include sales training and strategy, agency methodology, social media, equity in the arts, and work/life balance.

Our special guests this year include Art Waber, Certified Integrative Health Coach, former artist manager and NAPAMA board member; Kaisha Johnson, Executive Director, Women of Color in the Arts; Dena Blizzard, Comedienne and social media phenomenon; and Cynthia McGovern, Sales Training Consultant Extraordinaire, Orange Leaf Consulting. Check back for more info on our guest speakers in the coming months!

Thank you for encouraging me to come to the NAPAMA retreat. It was great to become a part of this wonderfully supportive community and environment at NAPAMA. The timing could not have been more opportune. I learned a lot and have many things to think about and implement to successfully grow my business.
— Heena Patel, MELA ArtsConnect
Like getting a college semester of valuable knowledge in two days, then there is the social end that builds relationships that can turn into project partnerships. Finally, there is simply the FUN relaxed environment all this good stuff happens in. Invaluable.
— Respondent, 2017 Retreat Survey


Sunday, May 20

2:30pm-3:00pm | Orientation for First Time Attendees

3:00pm-4:15pm | Welcome & Introductions

4:15pm-4:30pm | Break

4:30pm-5:45pm | Spark Session: Reimagining Your Sales Strategy with Cynthia McGovern

5:45pm-7:00pm | Happy Hour

7:00pm-9:30pm | Dinner

Monday, May 21

8:00am-9:15am | R&R: Live More Mindfully, Feel Healthier, Gain More Vitality with Art Waber

9:15am-9:30am | Break

9:30am-10:45am | Sales Training #1: Discovering What Makes You, You with Cynthia McGovern

10:45am-11:00am | Stretch Break with Laura Colby

11:00am-12:15pm | Sales Training #2: Refining Your Approach with Cynthia McGovern

12:30pm-4:00pm | Lunch (On Your Own); One to One Consultations

4:00pm-5:15pm | Agency Methodology: Sales Dogs: What Breed Are You and Who's in Your Kennel? with Jeff Laramie and panel

5:15pm-7:00pm | Pool Bar Happy Hour

8:00pm-9:30pm | Dinner

Tuesday, May 22

8:15am-9:15am | Exploring Success Factors with Mojo and panel

9:15am-9:30am | Break

9:30am-10:45am | Equity in the Arts: Where Do  We Start and What is Our Role? with Kaisha Johnson

10:45am-11:00am | Break

11:00am-12:15pm | How Artists Can Reach Thousands of Customers for Pennies? with Dena Blizzard

12:15pm-1:15pm | Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30pm-3:30pm | NAPAMA Business Meeting

9:00pm | Tipsy Tuesday Live Facebook Broadcast with Dena Blizzard

If you have urgent questions regarding the Retreat, contact Jennifer Morris - or call 570-824-2266.