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Board Track

Looking to develop a healthy and effective board? 

Join the Alliance of Artists Communities and Silicon Valley Creates for the Board Track - a day of workshops and discussions designed to help your organization develop a healthy, passionate board, embrace governance responsibilities, and build fundraising expertise. [see full agenda]

Led by BoardSource, the national leader in board development, and Silicon Valley Creates, the 2013 program includes highly interactive sessions, skill-building exercises, and role-playing to support your organization’s volunteer and staff leaders. Come discover new ways of shaping a healthy, passionate board, embracing governance responsibilities, and building fundraising expertise.

Both executive staff and board members are encouraged to attend. Lunch and refreshments provided.


Workshops take place at the inspiring ZERO1 studios (439 S. First Street) in downtown San Jose, CA.  A special keynote performance kicks off the morning at San Jose Stage (490 S. First Street).



Wednesday, October 23, 2013
9am - 5pm

Followed by a reception at the San Jose Museum of Art, 7-9pm
[see full agenda]



BoardSource has long recognized the effect of good governance practices on an organization’s mission, finances, and strategic direction. With 25 years of hands-on experience working exclusively with nonprofit boards and their leaders, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for leaders who want to magnify their impact within their organizations and their communities through exceptional board practices.

Silicon Valley Creates raises the visibility of Silicon Valley arts and culture; grows investment in Silicon Valley arts and culture; increases participation in Silicon Valley arts, culture and creativity; and builds the capacity of Silicon Valley's arts and culture ecosystem.



David Livingston Styers is a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource and the Director of Consulting Services/Senior Board Governance Consultant for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in San Rafael, CA. He has an extensive background in organizational capacity building, specializing in arts organizations large and small. He has developed board training programs for the League of American Orchestras, Chorus America, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Theater Communications Group, among others.

Connie Martinez is the CEO of Silicon Valley Creates (a merger of Arts Council Silicon Valley and 1stACT). A longtime champion of creative placemaking and the arts, Connie has held positions as the Executive Director of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Director of Strategic Initiatives for University of California Santa Cruz, the Vice President for Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and Deputy City Manager, Planning Director and the General Services Director for the City of Mountain View, CA.



The Sainte Claire Hotel
302 S. Market Street, San Jose CA 95113
Group rate: $149/night + tax
408-295-2000 (mention the Alliance of Artists Communities)
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Through Sept 6

After Sept 6

Alliance Member, first attendee



Alliance Member, team attendee



Non-member, first attendee



Non-member, team attendee




PLEASE NOTE: Attendees of the full conference may participate in the Board Track at no additional charge, though space is limited.  Multiple registrants from the same organization can apply at the special "team attendee rate".