2022 Arizona Presenter's Alliance Conference 

"Presenting and Growth Post-COVID"

August 17th & 18th, 2022
Poco Diablo Resort
Sedona, Arizona

Thank you for joining us!  Be on the look out for information on next year's conference!

This year's silent auction raised over $1400 for next year's scholarships.

The 2022 scholarship recipients were Gabriel Bey and Yvonne Montoya.

Thank you to our title sponsors:


Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

6pm dinner meet up - non hosted

Vino di Sedona, 2575 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Live music by local musicians


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

8:30 am-9:00am              Registration/Coffee

9:00am-10:00am            Keynote speaker- Annie Frisoli

Keynote Presentation – The Most Important Piece of Art is YOU

As we look toward the future growth of the Arizona Presenter’s Alliance members, it is important to recognize the most important piece of this future growth, YOU.  Without you, the leaders of this magnificent world of art events and productions, the future does not exist.  This presentation will ultimately inspire, reignite, and remind you of the impact your leadership has on your teams and communities.  As the world of art events and experiences reaches for new heights, the most important piece of art is YOU.

10:15-12:00                      Session #1- Indigenous Placekeeping in the Performing Arts - Panel with Doreen Garlid, City of Tempe, Eunique Yazzie, Melissa Dunmore, Iiwaa

12:00pm-1:15pm            Mexican Buffet Lunch –Vista Patio / Gustavo Angeles acoustic performance

1:15pm-2:30pm              Session #2- Community Engagement – Annie Frisoli

Session Presentation – Community By Design

Community can be defined as the experience of connection and membership between individuals within a group. Presenting professionals, more than most other professions, create community EVERY DAY through the experiences they design. By participants engaging in this session, they will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the founding principles of community, increase their knowledge on core research concepts related to community, discuss barriers to creating community, discuss inclusive community building practices, and ultimately develop their own strategies to build community.

2 :30-2 :45                         Break

2:45- 3:45                          Session #3- Managing the change you can’t control – Teniqua Broughton

3:45 – 4:00pm                   15 min break

4:00 – 5:00pm                   Directed breakout discussions with Teniqua Broughton - Recognizing change and how to move forward/close the day

6:00pm                             Hosted Reception/No host bar - Vista Patio

7:00pm                             Non-hosted dinner

8:00pm                            AMAZ Entertainment dessert reception (hosted beer/wine/coffee & desserts) with entertainment - Conference Room

9:00 - 10:00pm                 Field Astronomer - free to hotel guests - Serenity Lawn



     Thursday, August 18, 2022

     5:15am                         Optional early morning hike to Wind Caves with Stacey Bailey from ASU Kerr.  Easy to moderate hike a short distance from the hotel with great sights.   Meet in hotel lobby.

    8:45am-9:00am            Registration/Coffee

     9:00am-9:45am             Business Meeting

     9:45am – 11:00am         Session #1- Mindfulness, Resilience and Compassion – Dr. Nika Gueci, Exec Dir for the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

     11:00 - 11;15am          Break

     11:15am - Noon           AZ Commission – Anne L'Ecuyer

     Noon - 12:15           Herencia Mexicana performance

     12:30 - 1:45pm         Lunch Buffet - Vista Patio / Silent auction closes

     2:00pm                     Close for the day and wrap up / Silent auction winners / Thank you!

     2:30 - 3:30pm           Optional Session #2 - Venue tour of Sedona Arts Center - 3 miles away - approx 10-15 min drive