2023 ICO Conference Session Schedule

The day's session will be located at the WTPV Building/Peoria Symphony Orchestra, located at 101 State Street, Peoria IL 61602. There is a free parking lot attached to the building and free street parking is readily available.

10:00a.m. Welcome and Coffee Conversation

Featurng Anthony Marotta, Executive Director, Peoria Symphony Orchestra and
                Rosemary Ardner, violinist of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra

11:00 Session: Marketing’s Priorities Today

Branding, SEO, social media, video…the list of marketing to-dos keeps getting longer. Hear where        marketers are focusing their efforts to bring audiences back to the hall. Moderated by Tim Corpus, President of the ICO. 

  Caitlin Bishop, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra    
  MacKenzie Taylor, Peoria Symphony Orchestra
  Elisabeth Madeja, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Noon Lunch (provided by conference)
1:00pm Session Fundraising Events and Galas Panel

A discussion on the evolving practices on curating these special moments and making them effective      in cultivating relationships. 

   Susan Lape, Harris Theater for Music and Dance
   Shelly Arns, Encore! Volunteer Council of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association

2:00pm Session: In Conversation with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Featuring Mark Roberts, President and CEO


3:00pm Roundtable Discussion
4:00pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marcus Robinson, Social Innovation Group Chicago

Social Innovator.  Cultural Creative. Transformative Leader.

5:00pm Conference Concludes/Cocktail Hour/Dinner Break

  A cocktail happy hour will be scheduled for anyone who wishes to continue the conversation.

7:30pm Peoria Symphony Orchestra concert

  (concert tickets sold seperately)