Meaningful, lasting connections
Conference attendees represent every aspect of our art form at all levels of experience. Over four days of sessions and social events, you’ll meet colleagues who share your challenges and motivations and you’ll build relationships that will last long after you return home.
Insight from John Adams
As our keynote speaker, John Adams will launch the conference by sharing the inspirations that have influenced his work and underpinned his commitment to bringing resonant stories to the opera stage.
Important, timely content
In dozens of sessions, we’ll tackle themes crucial to the field, including spurring civic action, advancing equity, improving the audience experience, promoting strong governance and encouraging innovation in production. These are conversations you can’t afford to miss!
A multi-faceted perspective on new works
New for Opera Conference 2018, the New Works Forum will feature dedicated breakout sessions for development staff, marketing staff, trustees and other networks to explore all aspects of producing, funding and promoting the expanding American repertoire. All conference attendees are encouraged to participate.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Our host company, OTSL, has long been a leader in fostering new works, community connections and equity, diversity and inclusion. See firsthand how OTSL has established successful practices while experiencing a variety of performances and enjoying all that the city of St. Louis has to offer.