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The Culture of Innovation

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The Culture of Innovation took place in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the detailed schedule below to discover the many valuable events that will take place.

Monday, January 14, 2013
Asia Society | Visit venue website
09:00
Seminar Day(invitation only)
Asia Society

ISPA Committee Meetings(committee members only)
09:30
Membership Committee
10:45
Program Committee
12:00
Nominating Committee (lunch provided)
13:15
Development Committee
14:30
Finance/Audit Committee
15:30
Governance Committee
16:30
Past Chairs Council
17:30
End of Day
Delegate General of Québec Residence
18:00
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Opera Center America | Visit venue website
09:30
Executive Committee Meeting(committee members only)
The Times Center | Visit venue website
11:00
Registration and Info Desk
13:00
OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME
13:15
THEME ADDRESS I | David Lang
14:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Brazil
14:20
SESSION I | Reinventing the Wheel: Artistic Intervention

Should artists consistently innovate or is there good reason to sometimes leave well enough alone? How do we balance artistic innovation with competing demands of other key stakeholders? We will explore these questions through the prism of different cultures and disciplines.

Moderator | Graham Sheffield (British Council, United Kingdom)

Speakers | Sulayman Al Bassam (SABAB Theatre, Kuwait), Kate Champion (Force Majeure, Australia), Diane Paulus (American Repertory Theatre, United States)
15:30
Break, coffee and tea
16:00
PERFORMANCE | So Percussion
16:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Egypt
16:20
SESSION II | The Greatest Thing since Sliced Bread: New Technology

Perhaps now more than ever before, performing arts leaders have access to new technologies that can change the creation, distribution, and environmental impact of our work. How are we embracing these new technologies? Does the investment by definition provide a return? This session will explore how some arts practitioners are utilizing these new technological tools.

Moderator | Maria Roberts (International Arts Manager Magazine, United Kingdom)

Speakers | Jesper Kongshaug (Light Designer, Denmark), Doug Reside (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, United States), David Rule (Serious Staging, Hong Kong)
Consul General of Ireland Residence
18:00
New Members' Welcome Cocktail Party (invitation only)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Times Center | Visit venue website
09:30
Registration and Info Desk, coffee and tea
10:00
PITCH NEW WORKS NOW

Learn about new international and/or cross-cultural projects in just two hours! 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 Now.
12:00
PROEX | 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 16 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 | Michelle Dorrance
14:30
REGIONAL UPDATE | Australia
14:35
SESSION III | Models of Innovation

Management models and leadership approaches are constantly changing but is there a right answer when it comes down to it? This session will explore management strategies and approaches designed to address the new old challenges.

Moderator | Holly Sidford (Helicon Collaborative, United States)

Speakers | Maestro Armand Diangienda (Kimbanguiste Symphony Orchestra, DR Congo), Diane Quinn (Cirque du Soleil, Canada), George Steel (New York City Opera, United States)
15:35
Break
16:00
THEME ADDRESS II | Peter Gelb
Gotham Hall | Visit 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 17, 2013
Skirball Center | Visit venue website
09:30
Registration and Info Desk, coffee and tea
10:30
REGIONAL UPDATE | Netherlands
10:35
SESSION IV | Cross Sector Initiatives

The arts have sometimes been accused of being too insular and not looking outside its own "walls” for new ideas and initiatives. In this session we will speak about cultural innovations that have successfully bridged different sectors.

Moderator | Dr. Vishakha Desai (U.S. National Museum and Library Services Board, United States)

Speakers | Julie Chénot (Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture, France), Ruth Mackenzie (London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, United Kingdom), Meriç Öner (SALT, Turkey)
12:00
Lunch
13:00
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
14:15
PERFORMANCE | Half Straddle
14:45
Break
15:15REGIONAL UPDATE | Canada
15:20
SESSION V | What’s Next?

While the certainties of death and taxes may be with us, what is next on our horizon? In this wrap-up session we’ll discuss what we can expect in the coming years (and months) from technology, funding and artists.

Moderators  | Alicia Adams (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, United States) & Chris Lorway (Soundstreams, Canada)

Speakers | Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, (Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Artist-In-Residence, United States), Raj Patel (Arup, United States), Katherine Zeserson (The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom)
16:30
INVITATION TO WROCLAW and CLOSING
Bryant Park Grill | Visit venue website
17:30
CLOSING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
19:30
Conclusion of Congress
Friday, January 18, 2013
Polish General Consulate
10:00
ISPA Board Meeting
12:00
ISPA Board Lunch


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