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The VoCA Summit was a one-day, interactive program designed to inform and engage the audience in dialogue about artist interviews and contemporary art stewardship. The agenda  comprised a combination of individual presentations, panel discussion, Q&A sessions, and live interview, as well as serial performances from artist Chris Kallmyer.

8-9 am – Registration & Breakfast

9 am – Welcome

9:30 am – Morning Session

Looking Back: The Origins of VoCA and the Artist Interview Workshop
Jill Sterrett & Richard Cándida Smith

Jen Mergel

Just Talking About Art: Interview Best Practices
Michael Auping

11 am – Break

11:30 am – Mid-morning Session

Ruth del Fresno-Guillem

Preserving the Artist’s Voice and Legacy
Shervone Neckles Ortiz

A Dialogue with Artists

Robin Clark, Arlan Huang, Beth Krebs, & Shervone Neckles Ortiz

1 pm – Lunch Break

2 pm – Afternoon Session

Yasmeen Siddiqui

Every Connection Leaves a Trace
Pip Laurenson, Narayan Khandekar, Jess Rigelhaupt, & Gloria Sutton

3:30 pm – Break

4 pm – End of Day Session

Screening of My LeWitt, 1971/2018, a short film by Chris Kallmyer

Where do we go from here?
Jill Sterrett & Chad Alligood

Group Discussion

5 pm – Program Concludes


During the event, attendees connected with VoCA on social media by using the hashtag #VoCASummit, ​and by tweeting and instagramming @VoCA_Network.

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