In early May, the members of the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers gathered in Los Angeles for their biennial conference, where volunteers from orchestras in the U.S. and Canada met at the Biltmore Hotel for four days of sessions, networking, and performances. Among those participating at AMSOV’s 41st conference were Los Angeles Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda, who spoke about “Leadership: Always in Demand!,” and stage director Peter Sellars, whose talk was called “The Invention of Democracy and the Invention of the Orchestra/Sustaining Democracy and Sustaining the Orchestra.” Also participating in the conference were LA Phil violinist and Street Symphony founder Vijay Gupta, San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer, and Juliet Funt, the owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, which works to help organizations to streamline their workflow.