The Engage Your Community conference in Wellington on 12-13 November looks like a perfect two-day immersion for people in arts organisations who are interested in using the web to connect with their audiences. (And I'm not just saying that because I'm running one of the workshops on the second day.)
The conference is being organised by Mike Brown, one of the people behind the renowned yearly Webstock event, and co-Webstocker Natasha Lampard ( ex-Head of Usability at Trade Me) is presenting on improving websites by putting user first. EYC might not have the glitzy international stars, but it's still one helluva line-up. Check out the full programme here.
Just as importantly, it's remarkably affordable. The first (conference) day is $150, and the half-day workshops are $175. There are good discounts for multiple attendees from one organisation, and for attendance at both days.