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What is EALS?

The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium is held each spring at American University, giving students and young professionals who work in the arts an opportunity to engage in dynamic discussion with peers and experienced leaders in the field about the issues, unique or universal, that affect arts organizations.


When is the Symposium?

The 2021 Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 20th & Sunday, March 21, 2021.


Where will the symposium be held?

The events and sessions during the symposium this year will be held completely virtually, via Zoom. EALS strives to maintain the highest quality of programs using online platforms, and we hope for your participation in our event.
More information will be sent to participants closer to the symposium, make sure to register


I'm going alone, will it be easy to network with people there?

Yes! There will be both formal and informal ways to get to know the other attendees. EALS welcomes guests from across the country and is a great chance to meet new friends and colleagues!


What's going to be at this year's Virtual Symposium?

We are so glad you asked! The EALS team is working hard to combine the same engaging discussions for students and young professionals with a digital experience's unique benefits. Check out the schedule for more information!

Does EALS have other events during the year?

EALS does have other events during the year, including our Fall Fundraiser. Stay tuned for updates about these events in the upcoming months on our website, Facebook, Twitter and blog!


Will you offer group rates?

Have a group of 6 or more people? Contact for group rates.

I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

Feel free to send us an email at

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Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium

c/o Sherburne Laughlin

Katzen Arts Center at American University, Room 215

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016


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