Friday April 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM CDT
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Wilder Foundation 
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Bethany Whitehead 
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council 

Tools to Do Your Best Work: A Mini-Conference 

MRAC presents a Mini-Conference to explore online tools to find greatest success for your arts organization! 

9-9:30 am Networking and Coffee
9:30-10:15 am Session 1
10:30-11:15 am Session 2
11:30 am-12:15 pm Session 3
12:30 pm Optional networking lunches at local restaurants Flamingo or Hoa Bien. 

At each session there will be four workshops from which you can choose to attend. The same four workshops will be presented at each session; each attendee will be able to attend three of the four sessions. Participants will sign-up for particular session times/topics at registration the day of the conference. 
DIY Websites: All the Basics
Noah Keeseker, Program Director, Springboard for the Arts

What's a domain? CMS? How does Wordpress differ from Drupal or Squarespace? How should content be arranged? This session will provide an overview of the options and give you the basics for starting to build your new website that you can manage on your own. 
Understanding Google Tools
Paulino Brener, Instructor with the Twin Cities Media Alliance

Google’s version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs.

Best Social Media Platforms for Your Organization
Laura Krawczyk, Instructor with the Twin Cities Media Alliance

Social media tools allow you to connect with your customers, community and members, but when you run a small organization, time is valuable – where do you start? Do you create accounts on every platform and get lost in the clutter? Are all platforms relevant to your goals? Attend this session and learn what social media platforms would serve your organization best.
How to Make your Audiences Think you Hired a Designer!
Matthew Foster, Founder American Civic Forum 
This session will provide design tips and online resources so you can create print materials that look professional, while bring affordable and not requiring design software or a graphic design degree.