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Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM
Doors Open 7:30am

The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes.

This year’s Symposium features:
Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – STEAM
ROLLOUT – Arts & Economic Prosperity Report #5 for Polk County

Featured speakers are:

Jeff Poulin, National Education Director, Americans for the Arts

Dr. Mary Palmer, Florida Alliance for Arts Education

Beth Cummings, Director of Fine Arts, Polk County Schools

Roundtable discussion: Marco Franca, POSTO 9; Bonnie Parker, Citizens Bank & Trust;
Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County

Sara Zeng, 2017 Miss Florida, “Music Matters”

View/Download the full size Symposium invitation (pdf), or scroll down.

RSVP for the Symposium (Eventbrite) is turned off.

This Polk Arts Alliance Symposium is hosted by Harrison School for the Arts,
Fostering Creativity for a Lifetime, Daryl Ward, Ph.D., Principal

Polk Arts Alliance is especially grateful to our symposium sponsors: Drummond Company, Inc., Citizen’s Bank & Trust, Visit Central Florida, POSTO 9, and Culture Builds Florida (Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs).

Polk Arts Alliance is the designated Arts Agency for Polk County, and as such, advocates for Polk’s cultural arts organizations, and promotes the impact of the cultural arts sector as integral to education, economic development and quality-of-life in Polk County.


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