MACAA Professional Development Conference

POSTPONED (Dates To Be Determined)

2020 Professional Development Conference

Check out the tentative schedule, topics and speakers here: MACAA Conference Schedule 2020  

April 6-7, 2020
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 
2610 S Providence RD
Columbia MO 65203

Community arts administrators, leaders and volunteers gather each spring to focus on leadership skills, networking and topics related to community arts agencies. The conference is an opportunity for arts agency and community leaders from across the state to meet with state arts leaders, network with other community arts leaders and to participate in professional development sessions. The Professional Development Conference benefits community arts leaders – arts administrators, board members and volunteers. The conference includes topic-specific professional development workshops and networking opportunities with arts leaders from all over the state. Gain knowledge to expand the arts in your community and be an effective leader.

The 2020 conference includes sessions on legal and accounting issues related to community arts agency management, organizational and program success stories, breakout sessions on social media, strategic planning and fundraising, one-on-one meet-ups with experts on marketing, fundraising and MAC programs and tons of networking opportunities!

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS: The deadline for conference scholarships has passed.

Who can be considered for a scholarship?
• First-time attendees
• Agencies with multiple representatives

How to apply?  You will need to register for the conference by March 6 to be eligible for a scholarship. Choose the scholarship option on the "How Would You Like To Pay?" section of the registration. A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships cover the registration fee only. Those receiving scholarships will be notified March 9.


HOST HOTEL INFORMATION/PRICING: Room Block Deadline is March 13.

  • Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - 2601 S Providence Rd - Columbia, MO 65203
  • 2020 Room Rates are $98 (plus taxes)

PHONE RESERVATIONS: 800-659-2220 - Don't forget to mention MACAA or our Group Attendee Code: 1911MACAA


  • Go to
  • Click BOOK NOW in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Select Columbia from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the “Add Code” drop-down
  • Select the Group Attendee Code option.
  • Enter your code: 1911MACAA
  • Click ADD, then Update Rooms, and select your room!