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7:30                 Breakfast                     


9:00- 10:00      Workshop 1: Digital Marketing and Social Trends- Austin McDowell


10:00- 10:15    Break


10:15- 11:30    Workshop 2: Take a Deeper Dive Into Digital Marketing, choosing audiences and what are good analytics in today's market. 


11:30- 12:15      Lunch- Provided by Chanhassen on site


12:15- 1:30       Workshop 3: Jeff Danovsky Theatre Insurance

1:30- 1:45     Break


1:45- 3:30        OPEN FORUM- everyone's favorite session where you get to bring your ideas and concerns to the table to get assistance from fellow members. 


3:30- 4:30     Break

4:30- 9:00     Dinner & FOOTLOOSE at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. A tour of the venue and entertainment spaces will follow. 

Hospitality Suite Open until midnight




Austin is the Director of Web Development at Hooker & Company Advertising. Austin is responsible for advising consumers and businesses on new trends on the internet and transforming the way they utilize technology in the modern age. Austin specializes in digital marketing, web development and SEO/SEM. Recently, Austin played a key role in planning and implementing new technologies for Mayo Clinic Square & the Target Center renovation projects alongside the city of Minneapolis. Austin has been in the web development field for over 15 years working with notable clients such as Priceline, The Associated Press, National Basketball Association, ESPN, The Sanneh Foundation and The Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Burnsville, MN, with his wife & two kids (both under 2). Austin believes in solving today's problems by taking the fear out of technology.

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Jeff Danovsky specializes in evaluating liability and loss exposure for theater and performance arts organizations. As a Senior Insurance Advisor with Kaplan Insurance Agency, Jeff’s in-depth understanding of the insurance industry, combined with his close relationships with the arts community make him a recognized, trusted advisor. Realizing a need to determine appropriate insurance guidelines for theaters, Jeff developed the RED CARPET PROGRAM – effective insurance strategies for Theatre and Performing Arts Organizations. Working with Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Presenting Networks and others in the arts community, Jeff created an exclusive, specialized insurance program for performing arts organizations. Enlisting national A-rated insurance carriers, Jeff established best practices that help achieve better coverage, lower rates and premiums. The outcome is a better covered performing arts community, providing financial stability while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jeff is a proud member of many national and regional arts organizations including, Theatre Communication Group (TCG), Opera America, Arts Advocates, Minnesota Theater Alliance, Art’s Alliance of Illinois, Darkness to Light, and Springboard for t

he Arts. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, a professional theatre company in Minnesota. Jeff often takes the stage presenting to the insurance industry and arts community on best practices in protecting your organization while not breaking the bank. In addition, Jeff and his family are enthusiastic arts supporters, through attending, volunteering, fund-raising, and performing.

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