MACAA Professional Development Conference

2020 Professional Development Conference

Detailed Schedule COMING SOON!

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. This year's conference included sessions on legal and accounting issues related to community arts agency management, organizational and program success stories, handling stress in the workplace, arts advocacy and state arts funding.

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.

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS: The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 6, 2020.

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!