Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park

This year’s Smith Leadership Symposium will explore the connection between social responsibility and civic engagement. What is your organization’s social responsibility to the arts, culture, and science community, as well as, the community at large? How can organizations be more civically engaged? The Balboa Park Learning Institute presents the 2017 Smith Leadership Symposium: Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement on Wednesday, September 6 in Balboa Park. This professional development opportunity will bring together local and national speakers for a full day of learning opportunities focused on how individuals can be advocates for not only themselves, but for organizations as a whole through civil discourse and inclusive programming.

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The Smith Leadership Symposium is a signature event of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s Learning Institute program. The event inspires and advances our cultural community’s ability to serve the public and to create dynamic visitor experiences. This year’s 2017 Symposium


Our speakers are thoughtfully selected to provide timely and relevant information to the arts, culture, science, and nonprofit field. This year we focused on speakers who could share insights and ideas across sectors regarding social responsibility and civic engagement. Learn


The 2017 Smith Leadership Symposium is for any staff, trustee, volunteer, philanthropist, artist, or person connected with arts, science, and cultural organizations. The event will be held live in Balboa Park and offered virtually to a broader audience via webcast.

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