Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 ZAPP Conference Slated for Sept. 19-20 in Atlanta

Newsletter Editor Marc Duke to Speak 

The 2011 ZAPP® Conference will take place over two days in Atlanta, Georgia, at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel, September 19-20, 2011. Among the featured speakers will be Marc Duke, editor of The Art Festival Newsletter and managing director of

The conference joins artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters-and also the ZAPP® Team-at this professional development event for the art fair field. Other sessions will explore the visual arts and copyright law, what the art festival jury process means to you as an artist, opportunities for artists for free image portfolio review (both one-on-one and group options), and more. Also featured is a symposium about re-envisioning and strengthening the art fair business.

"It is a privilege to join the conference as a speaker," Duke said. "At The Art Festival Newsletter, we place great value on developing important information about the people, events and trends in our industry. The opportunity to share that information with festival staffers and artists from across the nation represents its best and most productive use.

"At this year's ZAPP conference, I'll be leading a session entitled 'The Power of Knowledge,' designed to help art festivals and artists work together to create a blueprint for the future. After sharing the data from past Newsletter surveys, this session will explore how to go beyond providing insight about the preferences and interests of art festival participants to discussing specific ideas festivals can use to improve, protect, and build their events. I sincerely hope you'll join me there."

All are welcome; this event is not just for ZAPP® users and features tracks for both artists and art fair administrators. You can register now at

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