DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tessitura Network Inc.— leading global provider of enterprise software technology, services and community for the arts and cultural sector— welcomed close to 1,000 people to the annual Tessitura Learning & Community Conference (TLCC), held July 17-21 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The theme “Inspire, Imagine, Innovate!” included examples of creative innovations at some of the world’s premiere arts and cultural institutions, such as technological advances in constituent management, connectivity to social media outlets and streamlined access to mission-critical data via new configurable user-defined Tessitura dashboards. The event offered over 180 topical presentations and discussions.
TLCC allows Tessitura Software users to share their ideas on utilizing the unified platform to manage customer relationships, ticketing, marketing, fundraising, memberships, educational programming, reporting and online transactions. Sessions were coordinated by a planning committee of Tessitura users, and topics in 2011 included such titles as “Trends in Digital, Social and Mobile,” “Going Green,” “Selling the Experience,” “Finding Your Donors,” “Segmentation for Marketing” and “Booking Education Events Online.” Conference attendees represented theatres, performing arts centers, dance companies, orchestras, opera companies, museums, university arts departments and more, and included cross-departmental delegates from over 200 organizations worldwide.
Attending organizations range in size from less than $1 million annual budget to well over $300 million. Jack Rubin, President of the Tessitura Network commented, “The Tessitura Conference is a cross-genre, cross-function, cross-size, global conference for arts and cultural organizations. Since part of our mission is to enable the sharing of ideas between peers and organizations we are focused on a knowledge sharing experience and not on selling services or raising revenue. Thus, it was incredibly refreshing to see the open exchange of ideas and the “light bulb moments” between arts and cultural organizations at TLCC2011. We look forward to TLCC2012 in San Diego.”
About Tessitura Network Inc.
More than 360 theaters, orchestras, performing arts centers, museums, festivals, dance companies, opera companies, and university arts-affiliated departments and venues in six countries are Members of the Tessitura Network. Tessitura Software, the flagship product of the Tessitura Network, is solution-specific to the arts and cultural sector. The software serves as a living repository of all patron and prospect information, plus processes ticket and admission sales, handles memberships and philanthropic relationships, powers Web transactions, manages customer relationships and creates reports.
Educational events, special events and group bookings are also handled by Tessitura Software. Companion products and services include N-Scan® for access control, TN Express Web® for an expressway to Web integration, T-Stats™ for data mining, RAMP™ for Tessitura deployment via a hosted option, and more.
Tessitura Network’s support services and development programs are guided by a team of highly-qualified industry professionals based in every continent where it has Members. As a non-profit corporation governed by an elected board of Tessitura Software users, the organization is focused on improving how it can best serve its users rather than a profit motive.