Virtual Spring Conference 2020

Thank you for attending the 2020 Virtual Spring Conference.  We hope you found value in the conversation and information discussed.  You will have an opportunity to share your thoughts via a conference survey that will be sent soon.

Conference Resources:

  • Agent & Artist Pitch Session Contact Information and Links are available for download here (file will download automatically)
  • A recording of the Michael Kaiser Keynote is available here
  • Dr. Michael Diller's Resources and Visuals are available here

Conference Survey: Please help us plan for future gatherings and events by completing a four minute survey here

2020 Virtual Spring Conference

Wednesday, June 10

  • 3:00 PM Welcome by PA Presenters President, Larry Kosson
  • 3:10 PM The Great Reveal by Todd Fogdall of the Appell Center
  • 3:30 PM Coping with COVID by health industry expert Dr. Michael Diller of Wellspan Health
  • 4:30 PM Virtual Cocktails & Conversation for networking and a healthy dose of fun (open bar)

Thursday, June 11

  • 12:00 PM Welcome & Announcements by PA Presenters President, Larry Kosson
  • 12:15 PM Agent & Artist Pitch Session: Virtual Collaboration Opportunities
  • 1:20 PM PA Presenters Annual Meeting
  • 2:00 PM How Do We Come Back from this One? A Conversation with the arts “Turnaround King" Michael M. Kaiser


Dr. Michael Diller is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of WellSpan Employee Assistance Program (WSEAP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland and a Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. He spent nineteen years in clinical practice, fifteen of those years at WellSpan Behavioral Health (WBH), now known as WellSpan Philhaven.

Dr. Diller served as a clinical supervisor from 2006 to 2016 overseeing clinical operations of WBH-Meadowlands outpatient office.  He has been with WSEAP since 2016 and has been passionate about finding better ways to support our fellow coworkers, raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and offering ways we can provide a culture of caring to support overall wellbeing.  Dr. Diller has also developed a growing curiosity and interest in leadership development, particularly with the key attributes of what makes a great leader.  

Dr. Mike's resources and links for PA Presenters are here.

Michael M. Kaiser is currently Chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, overseeing training and consulting programs throughout the United States and around the world.

Mr. Kaiser was President of the Kennedy Center from 2001 through 2014. Mr. Kaiser previously served as the Executive Director of the Royal Opera House, as Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre, and Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  

Mr. Kaiser received his master’s degree from MIT Sloan School of Management and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brandeis University.   He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Georgetown University and University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He is the author of eight books.

His awards include: Dance Magazine Award, Capezio Award, St. Petersburg 300 Medal, Washingtonian of the Year, the Blacks in Dance Award, and China’s “Award for Cultural Exchange”. He was awarded The Order of the Mexican Eagle and named Impresario of the Year by Musical America. Mr. Kaiser received the George Peabody Medal and the Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Award. The King of Sweden named Mr. Kaiser a Commander of Order of the Polar Star and the Finnish government named him a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

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