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. Since 2007, the Learning Institute has hosted 6 Smith Leadership Symposia featuring 50 thought leaders, attracting more than 1,800 learners.


Discounts provided for BPCP members and supporting affiliate partners (these discounts cannot be combined).

Ticket entitles each participant to the following:
  • Dialogue and interaction with multiple thought leaders of our field.
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues and speakers.
  • Conference materials and supporting resources.

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*Promotional codes will be emailed to you by your Member Association.


 During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs.