The day’s presentations, panel discussion, and breakout sessions will focus on emerging leadership in all cultural disciplines and sectors, with dynamic conversations across the spectrum of career stages, from founder/pioneer through mid-career and just beginning, as we discover what each has to teach and learn from the others.
The Alliance’s annual conference traditionally opens with a session titled “What We Have Learned” where we hear report-backs from recent conferences and initiatives.
This year at re:generation we will begin with four brief presentations:
- Gillian Wood, executive director of the Arts and Cultural Development Branch in the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, will offer an update on the Ministry's Creative Economy Strategy;
- PuSh Festival managing director Roxanne Duncan will report on a recent Canadian Arts Summit panel discussion on “Emerging Leadership Practices”;
- Liz Shorten, managing vice-president of the B.C. Producers Branch (B.C. Branch) of the Canadian Media Producers Association, will bring us up to speed on the Cultural Human Resources Council’s recently launched two-year project, “Preparing For Succession”; and
- Actor and arts administration intern Mitchell Saddleback will share reflections on his mentorship experience with MISCELLANEOUS Productions.
Following the presentations will be a panel discussion focussing on two major themes: “Engagement & Support” and “Transition & Legacy”.
Taking part in this conversation, moderated by BC arts and culture opposition critic Spencer Chandra Herbert, will be: Vancouver WritersFest founder Alma Lee; SFU Woodward’s cultural unit director Howard Jang; South Asian Arts Society artistic director Rohit Chokhani; and Creative BC CEO Prem Gill; joined by Mitchell Saddleback and Roxanne Duncan.
Following the morning presentations and panel discussions we will enjoy a catered lunch in the spacious Anvil Centre atrium and then take part in an afternoon of breakout group conversations as we explore more deeply the issues raised during the morning. Dialogue Leaders will facilitate those breakout sessions, and we will be announcing those key participants next week.
Read more details on the conference program here and learn more about our presenters and panelists here. If you're travelling from out of town, learn more about the venue, travel information (including travel bursaries), and our hotel partners here.
Early Bird Deadline This Friday!
re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016 Early Bird Registration closes Friday, April 29 so don’t delay!
Register here and join the conversation!