Presented and hosted by Presentation House Theatre
in association with the Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Presentation House Theatre will host TYA delegates from across Canada, United States and Mexico City at the Digital Challenges for Young People in Theatre Conference. Together they will explore best practices and responses to today’s digital reality in live performing arts.
Germany’s Dirk Neldner will set the stage in his keynote address on Monday, June 3. Neldner designed and managed the pan European Digital Challenges for Young People in Theatre. The project involved 11 companies from nine European countries. Dirk launches the conference with a global context of digital challenges and collaboration in TYA, sharing insights gained through four years of international Creative Forums and Symposiums.
World Café & Hub Sessions
The day continues with a series of World Café sessions, each addressing one of the following topics:
- How do we share best practices and innovations between ourselves?
- How we are adapting, (or not) to our audiences as they are impacted the new reality of the Digital Revolution?
- How can we use new technologies and platforms to better connect with our audiences?
As they rotate through three World Café sessions, each delegate has the opportunity to explore and contribute ideas to every issue.
Day Two opens with a presentation of the World Café summaries, followed by roll-up-your-sleeves Hub Sessions. In these working breakout groups, delegates will generate concrete strategies to implement recommendations coming from the World Cafés.
During the symposium, select new works by emerging local theatre artists will be showcased. These include High Water by Robert Leveroos and Macromatter, and KIWI Play Reading.
Meet, Greet, Eat & Catch-Up
There are plenty of chances to socialize and catch up with fellow TYA folks. Throughout the event, on-site meals and refreshment breaks are hosted by Presentation House Theatre and TELUS. Delegates are also encouraged arrive early and attend the conference’s opening reception on Sunday, June 2nd ( presented in partnership with Carousel Theatre). Join us at the Waterfront Theatre on Vancouver’s popular Granville Island.
Arrive Early & Take It All In
Allow time, if possible, to attend the following events of interest scheduled on either side of the conference dates:
- Vancouver International Children’s Festival – May 27 to June 2
- Magnetic North Festival in Vancouver – June 1 to 9
For more information, contact Abigail Bueno, Conference Liaison at 604.990.3473.
The conference will take place at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver. The Digital Challenges Conference is presented with the assistance of the Digital Strategies Program of the Canada Council.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Ash Tanasiychuk. High Water by Macromatter.