2017 NAMP Conference


The National Arts Marketing Project Conference is coming to Memphis!

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has chosen Memphis as the site of its National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference – a high-profile event that will take place from November 10 - 13, 2017 at the Peabody Hotel, with additional programming at the newly revitalized Clayborn Temple.

This annual conference attracts hundreds of arts and communications leaders from across the country.  The three core themes for the 2017 gathering are:  You, Your World, and Your Future.

Special thanks to AutoZone and FedEx for sponsoring the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project Conference.


Conference Registration

This is your chance to join more than 650 arts marketers in learning new skills, discovering new tactics, and pursuing new ways to tell our stories.  The 2017 NAMP Conference is the conference to take your career to the next level and help define what is next for arts marketing.

Become a Member of Americans for the Arts to save up to $100 on your conference registration and $75 on your preconference registration. And member benefits go beyond NAMP savings with tools and resources all year long!

  • Onsite: Registration will be available onsite at the Peabody Memphis Hotel in the CenterStage area through each day of the conference ending Monday, November 13, 2017.

NAMPC Opening Reception

This year's NAMP Conference Opening Reception will be held at The Clayborn Temple, recently named a National Treasure and the home of the Sanitation Workers Strike that brought Dr. King to Memphis 1968. Celebrate with your fellow attendees with performances from Salsa Memphis, the MD's, and much more at this iconic venue. Please note: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes as Clayborn Temple is still being restored and has uneven and unfinished flooring.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St, Memphis, TN 38126
Outdoor festivities are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Indoor access require conference registration


Opening Reception Sponsors

Thank you for our Opening Reception Sponsors for supporting this event for the Arts Marketing community. 




Committee Volunteers

Thank you to our committee volunteers for helping create this amazing event. 

Host Committee

Ned Canty, Opera Memphis
Elizabeth Cawein, Signal Flow PR
Deron Hall, Memphis Arts Engine
Penelope Huston, Downtown Memphis Commission
Jenny Koltnow, AutoZone
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, ArtsMemphis
Gretchen McLennon, ArtsMemphis Board
Samson Mobashar, Hyde Family Foundation
Beverly Robertson, Trust Marketing
Linda  Steele, ArtUp
Kimberly Wells, Memphis Travel CVB
Carolyn McCormick, Ballet Memphis

Regional Marketing Committee

Tierney Bamrick, Opera Memphis
Sarah Blackburn, ArtsMemphis
Renee Brame, Orpheum Memphis
Caroline Bulman, ArtsBuild
Jen Cole, Metro Arts Nashville
Karen Davis, Brooks Museum of Art
Chantal Drake, Dixon Gallery & Garden
Amy Foote, Brooks Museum of Art
Melinda Hearn, Jackson Arts Council
Andria Lisle, The Fourth Bluff
Suzanne Lynch, Tennessee Arts Commission
Antzee Magruder, Arkansas Arts Council
Kate Meacham, University of Mississippi
Pat Mitchell Worley, Fanfare
Tim Sampson, Soulsville Foundation

Hospitality Committee

Whitney Hardy, Young Arts Patrons
Colleen McCartney, ArtsMemphis
Katie McWeeney, Artist
Jeanette O'Bryant, National Civil Rights Museum
Joel Parsons, Rhodes College
Victor Sawyer, Memphis Music Initiative
Yancy Villa Calvo, Artist

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