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Montréal 2017 ISPA Congress - Overview
Montréal 2017 ISPA Congress


Schedule of Events

Delegate List (PDF)

Online Delegate Community

Congress Venues

About Montréal

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Meet the Host Team

Congress Theme


Identity is plural rather than singular. To recognize this is to accept the course of history, and the changes that are occurring in the global environment. The arts community is being transformed at a never-before experienced pace, with new voices being heard, unprecedented demographic movements taking place, and technologies instantly disseminating more information than ever. In the midst of accelerating diversity, identities are shaped and enriched – and interpreted - through multiple encounters, dialogue and openness to differences. The clash of identities actually gives way to an exceptional blending of cultures, and leads to innovative experiences in the performing arts. For an individual, an institution, a community or society as a whole, leveraging all aspects of identities is a formidable catalyst to unlock undiscovered potential.

Over 420 delegates from 31 countries participated in the 100th ISPA Congress.

View the congress program book (PDF)  
View the Pitch New Works handout (PDF)  
View the script of the keynote address by Michel Marc Bouchard (PDF) 

View congress photos on ISPA's Facebook Page