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New York 2019 ISPA - Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

All information is subject to change. Last updated on December 20, 2018

9:00am
- 5:30pm
Seminar Day (invitation only)
9:30am
- 10:30am
Finance/Audit Committee Meeting (committee members only)
10:45am
- 11:30am
Development Committee Meeting (committee members only)
11:45am
- 12:45am
Nominating Committee Meeting (committee members only)
1:00pm
- 2:00pm
Governance Committee Meeting (committee members only)
2:15pm
- 3:15pm
Program Committee Meeting (committee members only)
3:15pm
- 4:15pm
Membership Committee Meeting (committee members only)
4:30pm
- 5:15pm
Fellowship Funders Meeting (invitation only)
6:00pm
- 8:00pm
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)
9:00am
- 11:00am
Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
11:30am
- 3:00pm
Check-in and Information Desk
1:00pm

OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME

Speakers

Collette Brennan
Committee Co-Chair
CEO
Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Australia

Steinunn Ragnarsdóttir
Committee Co-Chair
CEO
Icelandic Opera
Iceland


David Baile
CEO
ISPA
United States

Mary Lou Aleskie
Board Chair
Director
Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
United States

1:15pm

PROVOCATION

Provocateur

janera solomon

janera solomon
Executive Director
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
United States
View Bio

1:45pm

SESSION 1 | PARALLEL UNIVERSE: STORYTELLING IN DIVERSE SECTORS

There is a growing realization that the performing arts can learn from approaches in other industries in addressing a myriad of issues. Indeed, where can we draw inspiration? Who are the disruptors engaging peoples’ (read audiences) attention? The intersection between the arts and other businesses may be smaller than we think.

Speakers & Moderator*

Rajshree Bakshi

Rajshree Bakshi
Senior Vice President- Marketing
Reliance Industries Limited
India
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Mohsin Mohi-Ud-Din

Mohsin Mohi-Ud-Din
Founder and CEO
#MeWe
International Inc
United States
View Bio

Tea Uglow

Tea Uglow
Creative Director
Google
Australia
View Bio

Tony Grybowski

Tony Grybowski*
Australia
View Bio

3:00pm
Break | Tea and Coffee
3:25pm

PERFORMANCE | Ranky Tanky

3:40pm

REGIONAL UPDATE - URUGUAY

Presenter

Martin Inthamoussu

Martin Inthamoussu
General Director
National Arts Schools of SODRE
Uruguay
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3:45pm
- 5:00pm

SESSION 2 | THE (META) PHYSICAL SPACE

As many of us work to reimagine our pre-existing facilities, some are dreaming of a new purpose built facility. How do we think about the future of cultural spaces? Audience tastes and demographics are shifting rapidly, technology is, as ever, changing and artists are increasingly looking to new models of presentation and engagement. Join us as we plan for tomorrow today.

Speakers & Moderator*

Mark Ball

Mark Ball
Creative Director
Manchester International Festival
United Kingdom
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Faisal Kiwewa

Faisal Kiwewa
Director
Bayimba Cultural Foundation
Uganda
View Bio

Alma Salem

Alma Salem
Curator and Cultural Advisor
Syria's Sixth Space
Canada
View Bio

Steinunn Ragnarsdottir

Steinunn Ragnarsdottir*
CEO and Artistic Director
Icelandic Opera
Iceland
View Bio

5:30pm
Opening Reception/New Member Welcome
8:00pm
End of Day
9:00am
- 4:30pm
Check-in and Information Desk (coffee and tea)
10:00am

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. View 10 Pitch Project information

Host

Anthony Sargent

Anthony Sargent CBE
CEO
LUMINATO - Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity
Canada
View Bio

12:00pm
- 13:45pm

PRO EX | Professional Exchange

Join us in a relaxed environment for networking, establishing new contacts, and maintaining existing relationships. Delegates registered for a Full Pass or a Day Pass for Wednesday, January 9 may reserve a complimentary table-top space to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization).

12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm

PERFORMANCE | Candoco Dance Company

2:05pm

PROVOCATION

Provocateur

Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef
United States
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2:30pm

SESSION 3 | THE URGENCY OF NOW: ACCESS, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

The time for talk is past. The time for action is now. What can we as leaders do to affect positive change in our organizations, our communities, and our lives? While there have been many affirmative steps, how do we change a global culture of inequity? Each of us has a role to play in determining a shared future justice.

Speakers & Moderator*

Renata Carvalho

Renata Carvalho
Actress
Brazil
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Marlene Le Roux

Marlene Le Roux
CEO
Artscape Theatre
South Africa
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Kevin Loring

Kevin Loring
Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre
National Arts Centre of Canada
Canada
View Bio

Judith Knight MBE

Judith Knight MBE*
Director
Artsadmin
United Kingdom
View Bio

3:45pm
Break | Tea and Coffee
4:10pm

REGIONAL UPDATE - ZAMBIA

Presenter

Gift Chansa

Gift Chansa
Artistic Director
Circus Zambia
Zambia
View Bio

4:15pm
- 5:15pm

SESSION 4 | CURATION, ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, AND REPRESENTATION

Freedom of expression is one of our most sought after rights. This is perhaps the most accentuated when it comes to the artists’ voice. And yet, time and again, we have borne witness to the suppression of this right – be it through funders, presenters, and indeed, audiences. Join us in this curated discussion that will share the artists’ perspective on where this debate is leading.

Speakers & Host*

Katese Odile Gakire

Katese Odile Gakire
Director
Woman Cultural Centre
Rwanda
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Santee Smith

Santee Smith
Managing Artistic Director
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Canada
View Bio

Monique Martin

Monique Martin*
Director of Programming
Harlem Stage
United States
View Bio

Various Venues
 
7:00pm
ISPA Out on the Town

We partner with other arts organizations in town to provide access to performance tickets and social opportunities for our delegates!

8:00am
- 4:30pm
Check-in and Information Desk (coffee and tea)
8:15am
-9:15am
Coffee Klatch

Kick-off the day with "Coffee Klatch" (/ˈkaf-fee-klach/), a morning session where delegates themselves will be hosting the dialogues of their choice. It involves an informal and intimate discussion groups of ten delegates per topic. Tea, coffee, and breakfast provided!

See who will be joining your table. All tables are full. Waitlist sign up will be available onsite during the congress.

9:30am

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

10:30am

REGIONAL UPDATE - ITALY

Presenter

Laura Artoni

Laura Artoni
Producer
pro scena
Italy
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10:35am

PROVOCATION

Provocateur

Lee-Ann Buckskin

Lee-Ann Buckskin
Deputy Chair
Australia Council for the Arts
Australia
View Bio

11:00am
Break | Tea and Coffee
11:30am

SESSION 5 | DESIGN THINKING: NEW IDEAS TODAY

Inspired by the ever popular Pitch New Works, this session will be a rapid fire presentation of four new ideas that promise to have a global impact on and for the performing arts. Following the session, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the presenters in a more informal setting – lunch!

Speakers & Host*

Jordi Albareda

Jordi Albareda
Founder
Fair Saturday Foundation
Spain
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Ron Berry

Ron Berry
Executive & Artistic Director
Fusebox Festival
United States
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Ben Evans

Ben Evans
Head of Arts & Disability, European Union Region
British Council
United Kingdom
View Bio

Tracy Margieson

Tracy Margieson
Project Manager, Arts Wellbeing Collective
Arts Centre Melbourne
Australia
View Bio

Ilter Ibrahimof

Ilter Ibrahimof*
Artistic Director
Fall for Dance North
Canada
View Bio

12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm
2:10pm

SESSION 6 | CREATING SPACE: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Often we become mired in the day to day responsibilities of our positions and do not make the time to think about moving ourselves and our communities forward. The arts can entertain, inspire, and bring about change. How will you steer your organization and community towards the future you envision? In this closing long table discussion we’ll explore your next great ideas.

Speakers & Host*

Julia Amour

Julia Amour
Director
Festivals Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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Cindy Hwang

Cindy Hwang
Founder & President
InPulse Creatives, LLC
Saudi Arabia
View Bio

Weyni Mengesha

Weyni Mengesha
Artistic Director
Soulpepper
Canada
View Bio

Fu Kuen Tang

Fu Kuen Tang
Artistic Director
Taipei Arts Festival
Taiwan
View Bio

Zeyba Rahman

Zeyba Rahman*
Sr Program Officer for Building Bridges
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
United States
View Bio

3:30pm
Break | Tea and Coffee
4:00pm

INVITATION TO GUADALAJARA 2019

4:15pm

ISPA AWARDS PRESENTATION

Host

Gaurav Kripalani

Gaurav Kripalani
Festival Director, Singapore International Festival
Arts House Limited
Singapore
View Bio

5:00pm
Conclusion of Congress
5:30pm
- 8:00pm
Closing Reception

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1 212 206 8490 x202