From January 28 to 30, the Sphinx Organization will present its fifth annual SphinxConnect convening—this time as a virtual gathering that makes the event available everywhere. SphinxConnect focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performing arts, and this year’s event will feature over 70 speakers exploring social-change initiatives and new programming paradigms in classical music. In addition, the finals of the junior and senior divisions of the annual Sphinx Competition for Black and Latinx classical string players will be streamed on January 30 at 7:00pm ET. Conference panels include: “Artful Resilience: How Musicians Innovate in Crisis,” “Socially Vocal: a Discussion on Race and Identity in the Arts,” “This is Everyone’s Fight: How Philanthropic Institutions Stepped Forth to Support Artists and BIPOC Institutions,” “The ABCs of DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) and EDIB (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging): Best Practices in Implicit Bias and Anti-Racist Training.” SphinxConnect’s digital sessions are interactive and participants will have opportunities to network with panelists during the three-day conference. Learn more and register at