The National Trustee Forum is a multiday symposium for opera company board members to develop deeper understanding of the most pressing governance challenges and opportunities in the field of opera.
The forum is guided by OPERA America's conviction that the health of opera companies depends on the strength of their boards. Forum meetings offer board members insight into trends and issues, successful strategies, and governance concepts to reinforce their service to their companies and communities.
Past sessions have examined board recruitment and engagement strategies, committee structures, board-staff dynamics, leadership succession, and other topics that build trustee understanding of company operations.
Participants hear from experts, learn from one another, and forge lasting friendships with opera-devoted peers at other companies across the country.
The trustees of OPERA America’s Professional Company Members are invited to participate in the National Trustee Forum. Multiple trustees from a board are encouraged to attend as a group to maximize the learning potential for their company.
The daytime meetings of the forum are accompanied by an evening program of performances, receptions, and private dinners, including the OPERA America Salutes awards dinner.
Upcoming Dates and Costs
The National Trustee Forum takes place in February or March of each year. A registration fee applies for the forum, with supplemental costs for optional evening activities.
Register by Tuesday, February 1
The National Trustee Forum is part of OPERA America's National Trustee Weekend. Guests are invited to participate in other performances and activities throughout the weekend.
Use the buttons below to register online or click here to download a printable registration form.