Power, Influence, and Performing Arts

I’m attending the Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual conferencein New York this weekend, along with six of my MBA students from the Wisconsin School of Business. For the seventh year running, the student team has been commissioned by Arts Presenters to prepare and present a conference session on an emerging issue in the presenting field, funded by the association’s William Dawson Research Internship fund.

The topic this year is ‘Power, Influence, and Performing Arts’ (you can find past topics online here). And, as in the past, the student team has explored the issue through the lens of multiple other disciplines and domains. In this case, they’ve gathered insights from Social Network Theory, Social Movement Theory, political science, and theories of personal and organizational influence. It should frame a fantastic conversation among participants.
If you’re attending Arts Presenters, I hope you’ll join us on Sunday, January 8, 2012, 9:00-11:00 am, in Concourse A (lower level) of the Hilton New York. I’ll be moderating. If you can’t attend, we’ll also work to post insights from the presentation online later.


  1. Dave Olson says

    Thanks for the update Andrew. Yes, I too would love to see information from the presentation posted. this is a great topic!! Thank you for making this info available.