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Register your activity by midnight ET on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and get the chance to win a trip to the National Congress on Culture: Creating & Sustaining a Daily National Habit on May 22nd and 23nd in Winnipeg - Read Promotion Rules!

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NATIONAL CONGRESS IN WINNIPEG!

Culture Days' Second Annual National Congress is coming to WINNIPEG! 

National Congress on Culture: Creating & Sustaining a Daily National Habit
Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

REGISTER NOW - LIMITED PLACES!

Congress Program at a Glance

Thursday, May 22

The National Congress will begin at 12 pm CDT with delegate registration and a networking lunch

WELCOME by Congress Host Gillian Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Congress Co-Chairs, Jean Giguère and Sylviane Lanthier

KEYNOTE ADDRESS  

THE 365 BRAND: INSPIRING YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Chris McDonald, President, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

PANEL DISCUSSION

IS YOUR ORGANIZATION RELEVANT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
This panel of leading practitioners will share the challenges, rewards and lessons learned on how they successfully extend and deepen their reach beyond their core programs to build value and engagement throughout the year.

Moderator: Barry Avrich, Partner, BT/A
Chris McDonald, President, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Lynne Skromeda, Executive Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival
Angela J. Cassie, Director, Communications and External Relations, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Chalo Barueta, Co-Founder and Executive Director, UforChange

BREAKOUT SESSION

OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Friday, May 23

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

ENGAGING YOUR COMMUNITY: BUILDING SUPPORT, ONE PERSON AT A TIME
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., President, The Asper Foundation

PANEL DISCUSSION

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPONSORS
Bringing together a leading group of active sponsors and fundraising experts, this panel discussion will get to the heart of sponsor relations, partnership management, and donor stewardship – including building clear communications strategies, setting expectations and delivering on the promise.

Moderator: Lucille Pacey, CEO Arts Umbrella
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M.,President, The Asper Foundation
Nichole Anderson, CEO, Business for the Arts
Judy Slivinski, Director of Development, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Karen Ball, Executive Director, Calgary 2012 AND Senior Cultural Development Consultant
Ken Hill, Director, Maxwell Paper

PANEL DISCUSSION

THE DIGITAL MARKETING PRIMER: TIPS FOR THE NOVICE TO THE SEASONED PRO
This panel will demystify the digital marketing landscape and share some very practical tips and insights on how today’s audiences are interacting online with arts and culture – and how you can draw them into engaging with your world!

Moderator: Judy Robertson, Outreach Coordinator, External Relations Department, Metro Vancouver
Warren Wilansky, Founder and President, Plank
Ryan Holmes, CEO, Hootsuite(TBC)
Sue Edworthy, Arts Marketing Consultant and Social Media Expert
Liesl Barrell, Senior Business Development Manager, Unbounce

SPECIAL TALK

VOLUNTEERISM: ENGINES OF OUR COMMUNITIES
Jean Giguère, Recipient of the 2014 Ramon Hnatyshyn Governor General's Award for Volunteerism in The Performing Arts

PECHA KUCHA PRESENTATIONS FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

CULTURE DAYS SUCCESS STORIES: INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
A crowd favourite at last year’s Congress, hear from the innovators who have championed the success of Culture Days in their community, city, and regions and take away some very practical insights and inspirational lessons to apply in your community.

Moderator: Sylviane Lanthier, CEO, Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Rick Walters, Manager, Special Projects, Alberta Culture
Crystal Kolt, O.M., Cultural Coordinator, Flin Flon Arts Council
Alexis Kane Speer, Founding Director,The STEPS (Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Spaces) Initiative
Nadia Duguay, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, Exeko

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AWARDS COCKTAIL & DINNER AT THE HISTORIC FORT GARRY HOTEL

The Congress will culminate at the historic Fort Garry Hotel with a celebratory evening featuring great performances from some of Manitoba’s brightest artists during an Awards cocktail reception and dinner where the 2013 Culture Days Award winners will be honoured.

 

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