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Mentor Program
Mentoring is an important feature of the Arts Northwest Conference. It is a connection that allows newer colleagues to get the most out of their conference experience as more seasoned attendees share their wisdom and lend some support. Arts Northwest will match first-time attendees and mentors before the conference. Mentors are expected to attend the New Colleagues / First Timers' Orientation on the first day of the conference and to be available to their assigned person/people throughout the conference. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form to indicate your desire for a mentor, or your willingness to take on this role or email us at to sign up


New Colleagues Meeting

This important session occurs on the opening day of the conference and is designed to orient new colleagues / first timers, get them acquainted with other conference attendees helping ensure that their first booking conference is effective and fun. First timers meet their "mentor" in person at this session. It will include an informal tour of the exhibit hall during set-up for a chance to see the space early, become comfortable with the layout, and allow the opportunity to ask questions regarding the best approach to time in the hall. Throughout the conference, first timers have access to their mentors. IF YOU ARE A NEW COLLEAGUE, BE SURE TO CHECK THE "WANT A MENTOR BOX" ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTORING PROGRAM or send us an email and we will sign you up,


Panels and Committees

Members of Arts Northwest who attend the Arts Northwest Conference are invited to apply for the following panels and committees:


Showcase Panel

The Showcases are the centerpiece of the annual Arts Northwest Conference! Be a part of the presenter and artists/manager panel that evaluates and decides which applicants will perform during the Showcases. The panel meets for three days in April.



Conference Committee

We value your opinion. Take part in the planning of the 2019 ANW Conference in Boise, ID.


Educational Committee

This is your opportunity to serve on the committee that determines the content of our educational workshops. Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on this committee.


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