Below is a link to Diane Ragsdale's effervescent keynote address, Surviving the Culture Change:
Surviving the Culture Change
Author: Diane Ragsdale
Keynote speech for the Vancouver Arts Summit
June 25 & 26, 2009 at the Vancouver Public Library
One of my favourite lines:
"I think we kid ourselves when we believe a primary reason people are not patronizing the arts is because they have no time, even if they tell us they have no time. Saying "no time" reminds me of the oft-used, let-me-down-easy breakup line: "It's not you, it's me." If you've heard this line, or used it, you probably know that it really means just the opposite."
UPDATE: Summit participant and panelist Kris Krug has posted a post-speech interview with Diane. Check it out!