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View the detailed schedule of the many valuable events below. Schedule last updated on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Add to Calendar 13-01-2015 15-01-2015 15 New York 2015 ISPA Congress Dynamic Leadership: Creating the Future Leadership. As generations shift and true global worldviews are realized, both the concept and practice of leadership in the arts evolves in new and surprising directions. What does it mean to lead today? As artists, organizations and a field, are the performing arts trending ahead or lagging behind? What are the best practices and the next great ideas? For more information about New York 2015 ISPA Congress, visit http://www.ispa.org/?ny15 New York, NY, United States ISPA apattan@ispa.org https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSocietyforthePerformingArts true MM/DD/YYYY

Monday, January 12, 2015

Asia Society | Venue Website
09:00
Seminar Day (invitation only)
Asia Society

ISPA Committee Meetings (committee members only)
09:45
Finance/Audit Committee
10:45
Membership Committee
12:00
Governance Committee (lunch provided)
13:30
Program Committee
14:30
Nominating Committee
15:30
Development Committee
16:30
Ambassadors Circle
17:30
End of Day
Swedish Residence
18:00
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Millennium Broadway Hotel | Venue Website
09:00
Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)
Metropolitan Museum of Art | Venue Website
10:30
- 12:00

Museum Tours (10:30 am - 11:30 am) & followed by a Pop-up Performance by Trisha Brown Dance Company (11:30 am - 12:00 pm)
11:30
Registration and Information Desk
13:00
OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME
13:15
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | David Henry Hwang
14:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | India
14:20
SESSION I | Independent Artists: Bridging the Gaps
Some of the most ground-breaking artists today are the independent creators building bridges between institutions, genres, and audiences.  Look around and you’ll find orchestras collaborating with DJs, ballet companies dabbling in fashion, and participatory arts festivals in the desert.  In this session we’ll engage directly with some of these artists as well as presenters, exploring what inspires them and what makes specific projects successful across the globe.   

Moderator | Philip Bither (Walker Art Center, United States)

Speakers | Rika Iino (Sozo Artists, Inc., United States), Shoshana Polanco (La Teatreria, Mexico), and Gabriel Prokofiev (NONCLASSICAL, United Kingdom)
15:30
Break, coffee and tea
16:00
PERFORMANCE | ETHEL
16:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Japan
16:20
- 17:30

SESSION II | CultureTrack: A New View of Cultural Consumption
Preparing your organization for the audiences of the future can seem a daunting task.  While nobody has a crystal ball to tell the future, we now have ample research on the four key generations participating in cultural activities.  In this session we’ll hear from Arthur Cohen and 15 years of study and then join experts about the shifting motivations, attitudes, and barriers brought on by the multi-generational work force, as well as what future audiences will seek.  

Moderator | Arthur Cohen (LaPlaca Cohen, United States)

Speakers | Allegra Galvin (Quarterhouse, United Kingdom), Tisa Ho (Hong Kong Arts Festival Society, Hong Kong), Shelton g. Stanfill (SgS Ltd., United States), and Carolyn Warren (The Banff Centre, Canada)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | Venue Website
18:30
Opening Reception
20:30
End of Day

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Times Center | Venue Website
10:00
Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
10:30
PITCH NEW WORKS

The ISPA Pitch Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. Interested in pitching a new project to performing arts industry professionals? Learn more about Pitch New Works.
12:30
PRO EX | Professional Exchange

Join us in a relaxed, informal, and intimate environment for casual networking, establishing new contacts, and maintaining existing relationships. Delegates registered for a Full Pass or a Day Pass for Wednesday, January 15 may reserve a complimentary table-top space (approximately 3' X 3' (1m X 1m)) with power supply to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization).
13:00
Lunch
14:15
PERFORMANCE | Taylor Mac
14:30
REGIONAL UPDATE | Mexico
14:35
SESSION III | New Tools for a New World
It seems like almost every day there’s a new app, new tool or a new social media platform changing the way we work.  With so many new technologies it’s hard to know which ones are worth our limited time and resources.  That’s where we come in.  This rapid-fire PechaKucha-like session will introduce you to some of the most exciting new tools being used by artists and leaders in the field today. 
  Speakers | Leon Caren (We Are Public & Subbacultcha!, Netherlands), Dede Flemming (The Do LaB, USA), Kacie Hultgren, (PrettySmallThings, USA), Felix Lajeunesse (Felix & Paul Studios, Canada), Bas Morsch (We Are Public & Subbacultcha!, Netherlands) and Stéphane Rituit (Felix & Paul Studios, Canada)

Moderator | Tim Brinkman (Watford Colosseum, United Kingdom)
15:35
Break (coffee service & 3D printer demonstration)
16:00
SESSION IV | The Great Debate: The Artists' Voice
Perhaps the most energizing format to engender a dialogue occurs through debate.  In this session we’ll engage in two different and yet related topics that explore artistic leadership. Over the past year, these two topics have received hot public debate and we now want to bring the debate to ISPA with you as the ultimate judges!
  Speakers |  Elizabeth Bradley (Tisch School of the Arts, USA), James Early (Smithsonian Institution, USA), Rachael Maza (ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Australia), Zingi Mkefa (Arts Journalist. USA)

Moderator | Tim McHenry (Rubin Museum, United States)
Guastavinos | Venue Website
19:00
AWARDS DINNER and DANCE

ISPA honors and celebrates excellence in an evening of food and drinks. Learn more about ISPA Awards.
23:30
End of Day

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Times Center | Venue Website
09:30
Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
10:00 PERFORMANCE | Jason Akira Somma 
10:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Turkey 
10:20
SESSION V | What the Arts Move: The Dialogue Continues
Join in the conversation we began in Bogotá!  Following ISPA’s inspiring international congress, we will continue the conversation of the performing arts as an agent of social change.  What enables some arts leaders to think locally but act globally? How are these leaders navigating complex political issues, and what can we learn from them? Join as we continue the journey that began 8 months ago and 3,000 miles away.
  Speakers |  David Codling (British Council, United Kingdom), Odile Gakire Katese, Armando de la Torre

Moderator | Max Wagner (Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz, Germany)
11:45
Lunch
13:00
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
14:15
PERFORMANCE | Bora Yoon
14:40
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