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Bookmark this page and check back for regular updates. All information is subject to change. Last updated on December 2, 2016.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Asia Society | Venue Website
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 
09:00
- 17:30
Seminar Day (invitation only)
09:30
- 17:30
ISPA Committee Meetings (committee members only)
TBA
18:00
- 19:30
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Millennium Broadway Hotel | Venue Website
145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 
09:00
- 11:00
Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)
Apollo Theater | Venue Website
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 
11:30
Registration and Information Desk
13:00 OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME
Speakers | Alicia Adams, Jude Kelly
(Planning Committee Co-Chairs), Mary Lou Aleskie (Board Chair) David Baile (CEO)
13:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Natalia Kaliada 
14:00

SESSION I | Tides of Change
Are the arts part of the problem or part of the solution?  Can we address the issues facing contemporary society through the classical canon or for that matter, the modern canon?  Are artists enabled to create work that addresses the many global issues of 2017?  Is this even a priority for presenters?  Join us as we discuss what we as a sector are doing and more critically, what we can be doing.

Speakers | Kirsten Dehlholm (Hotel Pro Forma, Denmark), Natalia Kaliada (Belarus Free Theatre, Belarus/UK), Sarah Garton Stanley, (National Arts Centre, Canada)
Moderator | Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre, UK)

15:10 REGIONAL UPDATE | TBD
15:15 Break, coffee and tea
15:35 PERFORMANCE | Ayodele Casel
15:50 REGIONAL UPDATE | TBD
15:55
- 17:00

SESSION II | The Power of Identity
Individual identity is unique and changes with place, activity and time.  Struggling with this complexity, society labels large groups of individuals through a single lens – oversimplifying by race, gender, religion, economic status or sexual orientation. The arts have an opportunity to reject the need to stereotype and create a broader cultural understanding but how is this best achieved?

Bryant Park Grill | Venue Website
25 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018 
17:30 Opening Reception
20:00 End of Day

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Times Center | Venue Website
242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
09:30 Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
10:00 PITCH NEW WORKS

The Pitch New Works Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. Application deadline: September 23, 2016
12:00
- 13:45
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 11 may reserve a complimentary table-top space to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization). Questions? Contact Ann Pattan
12:45 Lunch
13:45 PERFORMANCE | Tanya Tagaq 
14:00 REGIONAL UPDATE | TBD
14:05 SESSION III | Theater of Empowerment
Artistic statements about place and movements have historically contributed to a broader understanding of traditionally disempowered members of society.  The modern precursors were early endeavors related to feminism, LGBT and political theater.  Today, is there still a need for these political statements and does intrinsic artistic value contribute to the dialogue and/or matter?
15:20 Break, coffee and tea
15:45
- 17:00
SESSION IV | Curation: Power and Responsibility
In a society where many cultures and art forms come together, is the traditional approach to artistic curation still valid?  Many festivals, art venues and public spaces are relying on the individual artist to self-program.  Are programmers an anachronism?  Is the traditional performing arts venue no longer relevant?  Is non-curation the best way to ensure access and relevance?
Various
19:00 ISPA Out on the Town 
23:30 End of Day

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Times Center | Venue Website
242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
09:00 Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
09:30 REGIONAL UPDATE | TBD 
09:35 SESSION V | New Audiences: Integrating Migration and Mobility
There has been an unprecedented shift of place for many of the world’s peoples in the past five years.  How are communities accepting these new residents and how are some political powers rejecting them?  As a traditional tool of advocacy and diplomacy what role will the arts play in this ongoing debate?
11:50 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12:30 Lunch
13:15 PERFORMANCE | Nicola Gunn
13:35 SESSION VI | The Inherent Technology
New tools present opportunities to enhance dialogue, interactivity and understanding.  New approaches are changing the applicability of technology to our experience both in and out of theaters while new apps are changing the way we interact with society and community.  Are we changing the concept of authenticity and the role the arts can play?
15:00 Break, coffee and tea
15:30 INVITATION TO MONTRÉAL
15:45 ISPA AWARDS PRESENTATION
16:30 Cocktail Reception 
 17:30 Conclusion of Congress
230 Fifth | Venue Website
230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
21:00
- 24:00
Closing Party 

Questions?

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Contact Ann Pattan at apattan@ispa.org or 1 212 206 8490 x202

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Minji Kim at mkim@ispa.org or 1 212 206 8490 x205

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