Guest Speakers: * Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will attend and address the attendees at 1:00 P.M. This will be our first opportunity to visit with the Lt. Governor, so please come prepared with questions. We need to have a large crowd to greet Lt. Governor Dardenne to show how important his support of the arts funding is to our member organizations and the cultural economy.
* John Abodeely, Program Manager, National Partnerships - Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. John leads the national network of state organizations that share a common goal—the advancement of arts education in communities across the country. John also works with Kennedy Center teaching artists and staff to develop and disseminate seminars on arts integration, classroom practice, and teacher training. John is a graduate professor in arts education policy. This is a great opportunity to hear about the opportunities afforded our state through LPA's affiliation with KCAAEN. Please invite all those with arts in education interests to attend this meeting.
Please encourage your constituents, arts educators and artists to attend this meeting to take advantage of these two opportunities to hear first hand about national and state plans for the future.
Feel free to bring your lunch and drink with you! So that we can better plan, please RSVP to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and let Naomi know how many will be attending with you on the 15th.