Conference

Professional Development

POWER PANELS

Topical discussions led by area experts from across the arts spectrum.

 

WORKSHOPS

MAX offers a variety of workshops addressing the needs of all attendees with goals ranging from giving new perspectives on programming to maximizing ticket sales. Details TBD.

 

MENTORING

Are you new to the industry?  Midwest Arts Xpo will have mentoring opportunities for you.  Information coming soon.

 

STUDENT-FOCUSED OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a college student interested in Arts Management?  Learn more about the industry at the Midwest Arts Xpo.  More information coming soon.

ARTIST-FOCUSED SESSIONS

MAX will not only focus the Professional Development Sessions on Presenters. We will curate content specifically catered to self-represented artists. Details TBA.

 

PRE- OR POST-CONFERENCE VIRTUAL OPTIONS

Preparing for a conference can be a daunting task, especially for those who are new to this kind of event. We will host a number of pre-conference webinars with seasoned professionals, helping you with challenges like how to set up meetings prior to the conference, how to start long-lasting friendships at the conference or how to foster the relationships that you made in Indianapolis after the conference. With MAX being a new conference, we will also have an informational session prior to the event to help you navigate the halls once you’re there.

Networking & Business Meetings

EXHIBIT HALL

MAX will have three days of Exhibit Hall hours.

 

NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

Networking Receptions will be an integral part of MAX. In addition to the traditional Opening Reception, we will offer daily Coffee Talks as well as a Closing Party. At MAX, the Networking Receptions are planned to be two hours long, giving you plenty of time to catch up with old friends and meet new people.

 

DINE AROUNDS

There are a variety of great restaurants within walking distance from the Hyatt Regency and Dine Arounds are an excellent opportunity to connect with people over group dinners and expand your network!

AGENT/PRESENTER MEETING SPACES

The Hyatt Regency offers a multitude of flex spaces for meetings outside of the scheduled activities, including a Cocktail Lounge and other seated Networking Spaces spread over two floors.

 

SPEED LEADS

MAX will give all agents and artists a chance to have all eyes on them! On a sign-up basis, everyone will have the opportunity to present a 3-minute pitch to presenters. Presenters will be divided into different rooms depending on their capacity, ensuring that pitches are appropriate for their venue size.