Your one-stop-shop for the business of arts and culture
The Tessitura Learning & Community Conference is an annual global gathering of passionate and intelligent digital artists, ticketers, marketers, fundraisers, developers, executives, techies, and arts & cultural mavens. TLCC sends people home with knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment to advance their organizations.
TLCC2019 will be held in Chicago, Illinois.
We look forward to seeing you July 28-August 1, 2019.
Conference Registration opens April 2019.
"It gave me a huge amount of energy to tackle the big and small things that make up our work in the arts and culture sector. I feel reinvigorated and empowered."
Conference fees for TLCC2019 will be published when we have better determined the hard costs. For reference, fees were $1595 USD for TLCC2018 and $1345 USD for TLCC2017. Registration fees include all sessions, most meals and breaks, and all networking events including the Wednesday event at Navy Pier. Attendees are expected to cover Monday and Tuesday night meals and optional activities.
Registration opens April 1, 2019.
Relive the excitement of TLCC2018.
Today We Made History
Don Youngberg, Vice President of Community, reflects on the meaning of “history” as it might apply to those who work in the business of arts and culture.Watch Don's Talk
Stepping into the Void: A Courageous Collaboration
Claire Spencer addresses the topic of mental health among performing arts workers in this powerful talk, presented live as part of Tessitura's Innovator Series.Watch Claire's Talk
Does the Lookalike Segment Make All Audiences Look Alike?
Has traditional marketing kept bringing in homogeneous audiences? And what can we do about it? Tory Bailey shows that even small steps can help engage new audiences.Watch Tory's Talk
Arts Administration as Transformative Creativity
In this galvanizing talk, presented as part of Tessitura's Innovator Series, Torrie Allen proposes that by adopting a creative mindset, arts administrators can find fresh approaches to their work.Watch Torrie's Talk
Crossing Barriers to Innovate Experiences in Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Sarah Ellis, Royal Shakespeare Company; Luke Ritchie, Philharmonia Orchestra; and Matthew Tarr, American Museum of Natural History, take the stage at TLCC2018 to discuss the new wave of immersive experiences.Watch Keynote
Connecting the Dots
What does the world need right now? And what does the world need that you are really good at? More importantly, how do the answers to those questions help you in your day-to-day life and work? In this inspiring talk, Tessitura Network President Andrew Recinos explores the answers that he's found in his visits with cultural organizations around the world.Watch Andrew's Talk
In the 20 years that Tessitura has been a company, the world has seen the advent of a new era that has left no industry untouched. And in those same 20 years, one pressing question has been a constant: How will you keep up? How will you leverage the potential of this continually developing technology? Chuck Reif and Kristin Darrow talk about the future of Tessitura technology.Watch Now (login required)
The Importance of Leadership
What is management? What is leadership? Jack Rubin explores the difference between the management of resources and people, and leadership that seizes opportunities to create positive change.View Now
The user-directed Planning Committee, unique among arts and culture conferences, ensures that we are able to present the sessions that Tessitura users really want to see at TLCC.
The Planning Committee is made up of users like you, who work to create the TLCC content sessions you want and need.
The Planning Committee develops Peer-to-Peer Presentations, Quickfire Presentations, and Panel Discussions for the Conference; recruits presenters and panelists from the Tessitura community; and works with them to plan the sessions in detail and get them ready for TLCC.
Sub-committees include: Development, Digital, Education, Finance, IT, Marketing, Membership, Open Space Discussions, Ticketing, and Visitor Services.
We love hearing from you! Send us an email and let us know what you need.Contact us