20. November 2019 - 10:00
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Technical/Production Forum | OPERA America's National Opera Center | Wednesday, 20. November 2019

OPERA America invites the staff of its Professional Company Members to attend the annual Technical/Production Forum in OPERA America’s National Opera Center.
 
The annual Technical/Production Forum will occur this fall on November 20-21, 2019 (10:00a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) at the National Opera Center in New York City. This highly dedicated group has consistently met to strengthen mutual understanding, improve practices in the field and encourage the exchange of information among a network of artistic, technical and production professionals. At the fall meeting, we will continue to open the dialogue on important topics addressed throughout the year, in addition to requests and issues currently facing our industry. We will also be planning the long-term goals and purpose of the TPF to better serve the member companies. We hope that you will add your voice to these important discussions.
 
Forum attendance is free for staff at OPERA America Organizational Company Members, but registration is required. Travel stipends are available and will be awarded to eligible registrants on a first come, first served basis.
 
Agenda to be announced in October 2019.
 
For questions or additional information, please contact Gina Hays at GHays@operaamerica.org or 646-699-5240.

Forum Stipends 
A limited number of travel stipends are available to the staff of Professional Company Members to participate in the Technical/Production Forum. Each forum registrant may request a stipend of up to 50% of travel expenses (including transportation and hotel), not to exceed $250.
 
Stipends are awarded on a first-come basis, with priority given to (1) staff attending from companies that have yet to attend the Technical/Production Forum and (2) staff attending the Technical/Production Forum for the first time. If multiple staff members from a company are attending, only one is eligible to receive a stipend.
 
Notification of stipends will be made no later than 6 weeks prior to the meeting, on or before October 9, 2019. Stipends are issued as reimbursements following the forum. In order to receive payment, you will be asked to:

Provide confirmation of transportation and/or hotel bookings prior to three weeks in advance of the forum meeting, on or before October 30, 2019. If you do not submit these receipts by this time, you will forfeit your stipend to another registrant.
Sign in and attend the entirety of the scheduled forum meetings.
Complete an evaluation and submit a stipend request form following the conclusion of the forum meeting.