Fifth Annual Schmooze Jewish Culture Conf, NYC, Jan 11-12; Oyhoo Music Fest Jan 10-12
Okay, it's true that they use the Germanic spelling of "shmooze" rather than a usual Yiddish transliteration, but the conference, itself, seems to be well-attended and well-thought-of, however much a confusion of Yiddish and German transliteration/spelling is considered a cultural statement somewhat antithetical to promoting Jewish culture in my own household:
Don’t miss cutting edge conversations about Jewish culture as great performers such as Achinoam Nini (Noa), The Klezmatics, Joshua Nelson, Judy Gold, Rami Kleinstein and Keynote David Broza gather together for the 5th annual Schmooze 11 the International Jewish Presenters Association Jewish culture conference. in New York City on January 11 & 12, 2011 at City Winery.
Schmooze 11:The 5th annual IJPA Schmooze Jewish Culture Conference is a South By Southwest must attend event for the Jewish arts and culture/entertainment community. The Schmooze conference gathers leaders from cultural art centers, theater producers, agents, musicians, filmmakers, academics and others for two days of packed programming, stimulating panels, and dynamic debate on the 21st century Jewish cultural renaissance. This year we offer the first Cultural Luncheon, our IJPA fundraiser, featuring a pairing of 7 tastes of culture, with 7 of NY's top kosher chefs and 7 wines. We hope you can come join us for the festivities and, of course, the schmoozing.
We are especially excited about the musical acts that have joined the bill for the nights of the conference. The first fifty people that sign up to attend the Schmooze conference will get a three-night pass to the Oyhoo Music Festival happening the nights of January 11th, and 12th with a bonus show on the 10th. Keynotes include Debbie Friedman and shows will include Achinoam Nini "Noa" on January 10th, Good for the Jews & The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson on January 11th, and Isramerica on January 12th.
Sign up by January 5th. For more information email David Frankin or call 917-362-9013
This year we offer the first Cultural Luncheon, our IJPA fundraiser, featuring a pairing of 7 tastes of culture, with 7 of NY's top kosher chefs and 7 wines. We hope you can come join us for the festivities and, of course, the schmoozing.
We are especially excited about the musical acts that have joined the bill for the nights of the conference . The first fifty people that sign up to attend the Schmooze conference will get a three-night pass to the Oyhoo Music Festival happening the nights of January 11th, and 12th with a bonus show on the 10th. Shows will include Achinoam Nini "Noa" on January 10th, Good for the Jews & The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson on January 11th, and Isramerica on January 12th.
“Schmooze is a very smart conference. The conversation begans at a high level—much higher than anywhere else. Schmooze really wrestles with the philosophical issues, beyond how to construct budgets. Yet it gets into the tachlis of how reach our audiences, how do we address our different constituencies. Pay your way if you have to. It’s that important.” —Marilyn Hassid, Houston JCC
"IJPA provides a critically important centralized mechanism for meeting colleagues, sharing ideas, block booking, and above all, seeing what's new in Jewish culture. It takes me away from my desk, off my ipod and brings me face to face with other culture makers and presenters. I need it!" —Lenore D. Naxon, Director Friend Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Sessions include presentations on these and other topics:
- Organizational Successes
- Speed Schmoozing
- Presenting Under Seige
- Festivals becoming Brands
- Israel Presenting
- CROSS-OVER MARKETING: Breaking out of the Ghetto
- Creating Attractive Programming for 20-30’s
- Market Place
Save the Dates
Oy!hoo Music Festival, January 10-12, 2011
Schmooze ’11: Jewish Culture Conference, January 11-12, 2011
To register visit www.jewishpresenters.org
Cost is $150 per person for IJPA members, $225 for non-members. Price includes breakfast and buffet lunch on January 12th.
Cultural Pairing Lunch is $65 a la carte or combined with registration for $195 for members and $275 for non-members.
At the Schmooze conference we launching the next iteration of www.jewishpresenters.org, world's largest database of Jewish culture. one of the organization's mandates has been to establish an online gathering location which could serve as a tool for communication and expansion of all of the individual presenters work, as well as an easy to utilize website to get the most comprehensive look at the artists and producers creating and performing Jewish culture from around the world. In the past few years, the organization has presenting organizations from a dozen countries and hundreds of artists and projects. The website has the potential to help expand the opportunities for both presenters and creators of Jewish Culture.
"It has been taken a long time and much our limited financial resources building the sophisticated architecture of the website—but I am confident with the release of the site and all the user-generated information, it will become a vital tool used by JCC's, synagogues, performing art centers, artists and producers as the go-to place for information.," said Michael Dorf, Chairman of IJPA and the conference founder. He adds, "We basically took Web 2.0 state-of-the-art code and built a website which combines modern music industry platforms, performing arts association sites, a touring sites and focused it on our little schetle of the entertainment world. "
Check out the IJPA, a new organization for Jewish artists, presenters, presenting venues and supporters of Jewish culture.
Are you an artist? A presenting venue? Looking for amazing Jewish talent to hire? We're here to help. The International Jewish Presenters Association (IJPA) is an extensive arts network that links presenters with artists and distributors by providing cutting-edge tools to share best practices and work economically.
IJPA is membership supported. The good news? Membership rates are reasonable. For example, individual performers can join for as little as $50 and small presenting organizations can join for $100.
Why should you join? Members have access in the annual Schmooze conference and the IJPA website to facilitate bookings, expand your marketing reach, collaborate and innovate. Above all, you become part of a worldwide community.
By all accounts, Jewish culture, in all its wonderful diversity, is thriving. And now, more than ever, we need to keep us all—artists, presenters and funders—connected.