Speakers and Presenters | Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Submitted by ArtsBizChi on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 9:36am

Call for Speakers and Presenters!

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago(A&BC)is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking the strengths of arts and business for the mutual benefit of both. A&BC builds arts and business partnerships that enhance the management capacity of over 250 arts organizations in the Chicagoland area each year, while developing the leadership capabilities of business professionals through skills-based volunteering.

A&BCis actively seeking speakers and presenters to facilitate our 2019 professional learning programs including Learning Labs, Board Trainings, and Breakfast Club. These learning programs aim to do more than check off boxes for education in a variety of topics; they provide opportunities to start new conversations about non-profit management (with a particular focus on arts and culture) and continue discussing solutions for challenges faced across the sector. Attendees of these learning programs typically include staff of arts and cultural nonprofit organizations, board members of arts and cultural nonprofit organizations, and professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector.

Stipend pay is available.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Branding
  • Business Planning
  • Communications
  • Data Analysis
  • Event Planning
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources / Personnel
  • IT / Database
  • Legal
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Program Development & Evaluation
  • Real Estate / Space Planning
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
Skills & Qualifications: 


  • 3+ years of hands-on, practical experience in one or more of the topical areas
  • Familiarity with nonprofit management, operations, and challenges in the sector
  • Previous public speaking experience a plus
  • A passion for the arts and Chicago‚Äôs creative economy
To Apply: 

To submit: Send an email expressing your interest and readiness in speaking on emerging issues or leading research in any of the topical areas listed above to Braden Cleary at bcleary@artsbiz-chicago.org

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Braden Cleary
Contact Phone Number: