Laura Zabel

Laura Zabel is the executive director of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. She is a frequent speaker on arts and community development at convenings such as the Aspen Ideas Festival, Urban Land Institute and Americans for the Arts.

She will address our conference theme, "Moving Forward Together," as she shares her experiences coordinating statewide arts and community development initiatives with Springboard, and relate some ideas to help big museums and small work together to realize industry wide goals and standards of practice. 

In addition to her work with Springboard, Ms. Zabel was a 2014 Bush Foundation Fellow, was named one of the 50 most influential people in the U.S. Nonprofit Arts, and received the 2012 Visionary Leader award from the MN Council of Nonprofits.  You can find her at

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