At 4 PM, Mr. Booth, who is a renowned arts education advocate, with give a keynote speech on The Arts And Their Impact On School Communities Across The Nation.

At 4 PM, Mr. Booth, who is a renowned arts education advocate, with give a keynote speech on The Arts And Their Impact On School Communities Across The Nation.  An award-winning actor, Mr. Booth has performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the country. He is widely referred to as the father of the teaching artist profession, which is one of many topics he consults on, along with creativity, arts advocacy, and organizational development. Formerly the director of the Teacher Center of the Leonard Bernstein Center, he is a frequent keynote speaker on the Arts. He also started a small company, Alert Publishing, which analyzes research on trends in American lifestyles. In just seven years, the company became the largest of its kind in the U.S. and Mr. Booth became a frequent trend pundit in the major media, with a nationally syndicated radio program. As an author, he has had five books published. The Everyday Work of Art won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection. He has written three-dozen magazine articles, was the founding editor of the Teaching Artist Journal, and his new book The Music Teaching Artist's Bible was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.