FAAE Summit 2014 Logo
June 18-20, 2014
Hilton Doubletree
Orlando, FL

This year's FAAE Leadership Summit promises to be exciting and inspiring!
Featuring dynamic speakers and talented artists, we'll ramp up the creative workforce and the creative economy.
Join us to find out HOW!

Summit Details

June 18-20, 2014

Hilton Doubletree - Downtown OrlandoDowntown Orlando

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60 S Ivanhoe Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 425-4455

Early Bird Registration (through May 31, 2014)
  • $100 for FAAE members (full-schedule)
  • $125 for non-member (full-schedule)
  • Orlando Museum of ArtOne-day registration pricing coming soon

Standard Registration ( June 1-16*, 2014)

  • $125 for FAAE members (full-schedule)
  • $150 for non-member (full-schedule)
  • One-day registration pricing coming soon

On-site registration will be available, space permitting.

Hotel Reservations:
Book your hotel room(s) via our special group pricing!*
Groups rates for start at $109/night for 1 king bed or 2 queens.

*Important note: Reservation must be made by June 4, 2014 in order to receive group pricing. 

Summit Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Steven Libman Bio Pic

Steven B. Libman
Co-creator and Co-host, The Voice of the Performing Arts
Founder, The Libman Group

Steven Libman is a successful and respected executive with 30 years of experience leading major arts organizations with extensive knowledge of producing dance and theatre, as well as presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts series. He is nationally recognized for developing an entrepreneurial and creative approach to strategic planning, programming, branding, marketing initiatives, institutional growth, and problem solving.

At the Center for the Performing Arts in Indiana, Steven launched the new $175 million, three venue performing arts center. He successfully branded the Center as a major community asset and developed programming for over 100 artists, built the staff from 2 to 80, the board from 3 to 30, and established a volunteer corps of over 500. In addition he instituted the business platform that resulted in a new web site, ticketing and accounting systems.

As the chief administrative officer for the Tony Award winning La Jolla Playhouse, Steven ran a four venue complex that produced over 300 performances per season, and produced 28 plays, including ten world premiers. He supervised a staff of over 100 and a part time staff of 125 and directed all strategic planning, financial management, fund raising and marketing.

During his 17 years with the Pittsburgh Ballet–first as director of development, then as managing director, Steven broke new ground in funder relations, raising more than $50 million. He was equally successful in revitalizing programming and reaching new audiences. When he left the ballet, he was the longest-serving arts executive in the city, and one of the two longest-serving managing directors of major ballet companies in North America.

Recently, Steven produced the Emmy nominated PBS special: “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project”. Steven is also the co-creator and co-host of “The Voice of the Performing Arts” a weekly radio show on public radio WICR in Indianapolis.

Randy Cohen Bio Pic

Randy Cohen
Vice President of Research and Policy, American for the Arts

Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's advocacy organization for the arts. A member of the staff since 1991, Randy stands out as one of the most noted experts in the field of arts funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues.

He publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, an annual mapping study of the nation’s 750,000 arts establishments and their employees.

Randy led the development of the National Arts Policy Roundtable, an annual convening of leaders who focus on the advancement of American culture, launched in 2006 in partnership with Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute.

In the late 1990’s, Randy collaborated with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to create Coming Up Taller, the White House report on arts programs for youth-at-risk; and the U.S. Department of Justice to produce the YouthARTS Project, the first national study to statistically document the impact of arts programs on at-risk youth.

A sought after speaker, Randy has given speeches in 49 states, and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.

His board work includes the League of Historic American Theaters. He was Chairman of the Takoma Park Arts & Humanities Commission for three years, during which time the Commission completed a cultural plan, established the city’s Poet Laureate and public art programs, and a million dollar conversion of the city council chambers into a performing arts space. 

Randy lives with his wife and two children in Takoma Park, Maryland.


Summit Schedule

Thursday, June 18, 2014

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

1 - 2:15 p.m.

FAAE Opening Session

Speaker: Steve Libman

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session

Arts Achieve! Model Schools Demonstrations (5)

Concurrent Session

Florida Standards Linda Lovins

Concurrent Session


4 - 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session

Arts Achieve! Model Schools Demonstrations (5)

Concurrent Session


Concurrent Session


6 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Orlando Museum of Art

Thursday, June 19, 2014

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Registration Desk Open

Continental Breakfast

  • Cost included in registration


Deluxe Breakfast (served from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.)

  • $16.95/person
9 - 9:45 a.m.

FAAE General Session

Speaker: Randy Cohen

Performance: John Letellier accompanies a student

10 - 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session

Florida Standards – Linda Lovins

Concurrent Session


Concurrent Session

Maureen Murphy/DCA

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Box Lunch

  • $19/person
12:30 - 1:45  p.m.
Concurrent Session

Collaborative Schools Think Tank

Concurrent Session


Concurrent Session


 2 - 3:15 p.m.  

Concurrent Session

Leadership Training

Concurrent Session

Lessons from Advocates

Concurrent Session

Gene Columbus, Executive Director of Orlando Repertory Theatre

 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 

General Session

Panel Discussion

Friday, June 20, 2014

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 


9 - 10:15 a.m.   

Arts Integration Showcase and Breakfast

Presentations by artists

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. 

Concurrent session

Florida Arts Achievement Recognition Program
Mary Palmer/Margaret Griffin

Concurrent session

TBD (Florida Standards – Secondary)

Concurrent session

Karen Barmore (Florida Standards – Elementary)

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

AAMS and Recognition Luncheon

Keynote - TBD


1:45 – 3:45 p.m.

FAAE Board Meeting