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New York 2019 ISPA - Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

All information is subject to change.

Lastest schedule update (October 15, 2018):
Sessions announced. See the session descriptions in the schedule below.

9:00am
- 5:30pm
Seminar Day (invitation only)
9:15am
- 5:30pm
ISPA Committee Meetings (committee members only)
5:30pm
End of Day
Venue TBA
 
6:00pm
- 8:00pm
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
11:30am
- 3:00pm
Registration/Check-in and Information Desk
1:00pm

OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME

1:15pm

PROVOCATION

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.

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

REGIONAL UPDATE

3:40pm

PERFORMANCE

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.

5:30pm
Opening Reception
8:00pm
End of Day
9:00am
- 4:30pm
Registration/Check-in and Information Desk
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. Applications are now accepted through Friday, September 21, 2018. Learn more about Pitch New Works

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). Questions? Contact Ann Pattan

12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm

PERFORMANCE

2:05pm

PROVOCATION

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.

3:30pm
Break | Tea and Coffee
3:55pm

REGIONAL UPDATE

4:00pm
- 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.

Various Venues
 
7:00pm
ISPA Out on the Town

We partner with other festivals in town to provide discounted performance tickets and social opportunities for our delegates! Detailed information to be announced

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

Kick-off the day with "Coffee Klatch" discussions (10 – 12 delegates in an informal discussion) led by congress speakers and you, the delegates. Tea, coffee, and breakfast provided!

9:30am

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

10:30am

REGIONAL UPDATE

10:35am

PROVOCATION

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 five 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!

12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm

PERFORMANCE

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.

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

INVITATION TO GUADALAJARA 2019

4:15pm

ISPA AWARDS PRESENTATION

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

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Contact Ann Pattan

apattan@ispa.org

1 212 206 8490 x202