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Coffee and Conversation in Chicago: New Morning Conference Sessions

posted on 8:20 AM, May 16, 2016

Joe. Java. Mud. Dirt. Wakey juice. Rocket fuel.

No matter your favorite slang term for coffee, for many of us it’s a necessity in ensuring the day starts off on the right foot. And having a pleasant conversation over morning coffee is a great way to get the neurons firing, particularly when the subject at hand is something we care about.

The new “Morning Coffee & Conversation” sessions at this year’s NATS National Conference are designed to do just that. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings of the Conference, attendees are welcome to bring their favorite coffee and sit down to discuss the following topics:

  • Morning Coffee & Conversation with Teachers of Transgender Singer
    Do you teach a transgender singer and feel like you are teaching in a new world all alone? Join us as we share ideas with one another and formulate plans to expand a network of support for teachers of transgender singers. Presenters: Nancy Bos and Loraine Sims. Saturday July 9, 8:00-8:45 a.m.

  • Morning Coffee & Conversation with the NATS Executive Committee
    Bring your cup of joe and converse with members of the NATS Board of Directors Executive Committee. Hear some of their thoughts on the directions our association is taking, but most of all share with them your ideas and desires about how we can serve our ever-growing and diverse constituency. Presenters: Members of the NATS Board of Directors Executive Committee. Sunday, July 10, 8:00-8:45 a.m.

  • Morning Coffee & Conversation with the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) and Athletes and the Arts (AATA)
    This special conversation will feature members of the national Athletes and the Arts coalition who will talk about ongoing efforts to integrate relevant sports medicine and wellness science into the underserved world of performing artists. The performing artist and the sport athletes face similar and unique challenges as they strive to optimize performance while maintaining physical and mental health. Come learn what these challenges are and how Athletes and the Arts and you can help maintain the health of our performing artists. Presenters: Randy Dick and Deanna McBroom. Monday, July 11, 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Note: All three Morning Coffee & Conversation sessions are BYOB – please bring your own coffee or other beverage.

Click here for more details on the new Morning Coffee & Conversation sessions, as well as the rest of the program at the 54th NATS National Conference.