When: 9 AM–3:30 PM, Friday, March 8, 2013*
Where: Glen Echo Country Club (3401 Lucas and Hunt Road, St. Louis, MO)
Expand your economic savvy and discover excellent resources and strategies for teaching your students by attending the 17th annual Economic Literacy Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Economics in Art and Entertainment. Using popular entertainment and the arts is a creative way to engage your students in learning about economics, finance, and entrepreneurship and their application in real life. Gain unique knowledge and insight from speakers that include an economist, a high-profile entertainment attorney, a nationally recognized author, and representatives of the local arts community. Choose from grade-specific sessions led by experienced teachers and experts. Participants receive a free copy of any materials featured in the sessions they attend. Participants also will enjoy a free continental breakfast and lunch.
While this is a free event, registration is required. Spaces are limited, so register early. CEUs are available for $25.
To register: Call (314) 516-5974 or register online.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Noncredit Cancellation Policy
The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be refunded. If you must cancel a registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel prior to the first class meeting.
The University of Missouri–St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
9:00 | Continental Breakfast begins
9:15-9:30 | Welcome and Overview of Conference
9:30-10:45 | Morning concurrent sessions:
10:45-11:00 | Break
11:00-12:00 | Keynote Address: The Arts as an Economic Catalyst, Roseann Weiss, Regional Arts Commission
12:00 | Luncheon begins
12:30-1:45 | Panel on Economics in Arts and Entertainment
John Dalton, UMSL; Jeff Michelman, Danna McKitrick, P.C.
1:45-2:00 | Break
2:00-3:15 | Afternoon concurrent sessions:
3:15-3:30 | Wrap Up and Evaluation
John Dalton is an acclaimed author of fiction. He has won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award in fiction and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His books have been listed as a best book of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His recent novel, which Entertainment Weekly called a “gripping, tender, and at times disturbing tale,” is being adapted into a movie by a rising Hollywood director.
Jeff Michelman is a high-profile entertainment attorney. His clients have included A-list actors, Grammy Award-winning recording artists, professional athletes, reality TV celebrities, Academy Award-nominated producers and American Idol contestants—including Nelly, Jennifer Hudson and Neve Campbell. He handles intellectual property issues and manages contracts for publicity and performance work, public appearances, endorsement, licensing, recording, movie and TV options and book publication. In addition, he is an author and artist in his own right.
Roseann Weiss is director of Community Art & Public Art Initiatives at the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC). In this position, she serves as director of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute – an innovative program centered on the belief that art can help amplify the voices of communities, be a key factor in regenerating neighborhoods and be an agent for positive social change. Roseann also leads RAC’s public art initiatives, which include identifying resources for new projects. She has more than 25 years of experience in arts leadership in both nonprofit institutions and gallery settings. Prior to joining RAC, she served as director of Education and Programming for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She received a Grand Center Visionary Award in 2009 as Outstanding Arts Professional.
Susan Feigenbaum is a well-known economist at University of Missouri–St. Louis where she developed and teaches Entertainment Economics, a course that focuses on the movie industry. Her research and teaching have been widely recognized. She has received the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the St. Louis Chanel Woman of Influence Award, as well as several National Science Foundation grants for both research and curriculum development. She is a Research Fellow of the Show-Me Institute and the co-author of a new, innovative introductory economics textbook.
Lyndlee Mabry, MAT, is a Gifted Education Teacher at the School District of University City. She teaches at Jackson Park Elementary School and University City High School. She coordinates the district’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. She is also an instructor for the Gifted Resource Council’s ECO (Economics and Ecology) Academy and Learning Lab. She has conducted teacher training related to economics, including presentations at the Council for Economic Education’s annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference.