Register via the conference website: www.occonference.com
Orchestras Canada’s 2017 national conference will take place in Montréal from May 10 to May 13, and will unite orchestra leaders from across the country and around the world for three and a half days of provocative and engaging exchange and learning.
February 24: Deadline #1 to submit travel bursary request to Orchestras Canada
March 24: Last day to register for conference at discounted rates
April 21: Last day to book hotel room at group rate
Wednesday, May 10 (maximum 35 participants)
Building on the success of last year’s Digital Road Trip pre-conference in Kitchener, this year’s pre-conference on May 10 will take us behind the scenes with leaders from PixMob, Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), where we’ll learn about their strategies for product and market development in Canada and around the world.
Thursday, May 11 & Saturday, May 13
May 11 (all day) and 13 (to midday), we’ll focus on this year’s topic: the value and values of orchestras. We’ll consider new and time-tested paths to relevance for orchestras, we’ll learn an innovative approach to business planning, and we’ll explore strategies for strengthening our collective work in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, with a particular focus on orchestras’ role in reconciliation. Of course, we’ll also incorporate peer meetings, both by topic and by job function. Key speakers are being confirmed, and updates will be posted soon.
Friday, May 12
On May 12, we break entirely new ground: we are joining forces with the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec and the International Musicians Federation for a joint day of programming at the triennial International Orchestras Conference, being held on the North American continent for the very first time. Conference attendees will hear from leading thinkers from around the globe, sharing their expertise on the public value of orchestras, orchestras’ business models, and the impact of the digital revolution on musicians, management, and the public.