The Culture of Community - National Performing Arts ConferenceCINARS@CAPACOA

CAPACOA and CINARS are inviting experts, thought leaders, knowledge translators and facilitators to submit topics for discussion at the Great Knowledge Café, to be held during the CAPACOA Conference, on Saturday, November 18, in Ottawa.

The Great Knowledge Café is a dynamic learning place to affect change by figuring out means of communicating across the globe, addressing current issues in the arts, learning more about new development models, and much more. It takes the form of a series of concurrent small-group discussions on pre-determined topics. Discussions are facilitated by one or two hosts so as to encourage knowledge sharing from everyone around the table. Each topic is discussed several times in succession, each time with a different group of participants.

People who wish to host a discussion at the Great Knowledge Café should submit a proposal including the following:

  • Provisional title;
  • A description of the topic in 80-100 words;
  • Full name, organization, position, and contact information;
  • Headshot.

Topics should, preferably, fit within one of these four streams:

  1. Community engagement
  2. Digital and business model innovation
  3. Curatorial development
  4. International touring

Proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2017 to