Sessions in bold will be offered with simultaneous French/English interpretations.

Wednesday October 23

6:00 – 9:00 pm Pre-registration, and join us for an informal time of networking at The Blaze Restaurant in the Delta Hotel.

Thursday October 24

8:00 am Registration opens
9:00 am  Opening Ceremony
10:00 am Keynote Address - Ben Cameron
10:40 am Networking Refreshment Break
11:00 am Panel - Arts & Learning in the Digital Age

Peter Skillen - Moderator
Laurie Biderman, Manager, Digital Strategy Fund, Canada Council for the Arts
Ben Cameron
Dr. Charity Marsh

12:00 pm Lunch with digital address by Andreas Schleicher, Awards Presentation to Gail Asper and presentation by Freya Björg Olafson
3:30 pm Networking & Refreshment Break
5:00 pm Day concludes at Convention Centre
5:30 pm Reception begins at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (separate ticket)

6:00 pm Performance by Nikki Komaksiutiksak, Inuit throat singer
6:30 pm Keynote Speech by Dr. Stephen Borys, Director and CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
7:30 pm Self-guided gallery tours
Cash bar and refreshments

Friday October 25

8:30 am Registration 
9:30 am Keynote Speaker - Dr. Judith Marcuse
10:30 am Networking & Refreshment Break
12:00 pm Lunch with Address by The Honourable Patricia Bovey & Performance by MTYP
1:30 pm Day concludes at Convention Centre 
1:30 pm Off Site Excursions - Learn more
6:00 - 10:00pm - Gala Awards Dinner at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Separate Ticket)

7:30 pm - Delectable dinner by ERA Bistro
8:30 pm - Performance by William Prince
9:00 pm - Awards presentations

Saturday October 26

8:00 am - Registration 
9:00 am - Keynote Address "The promise of the arts in times of crisis" - David Schimpky, Canadian Commission for UNESCO 2030
9:30 am - Panel - Transformative Youth-Led Arts & Learning Initiatives

Tiina Kukkonen - Moderator
Randell Adjei
Nova Courchene
Heather Russell-Smith

10:15 am - Performance by SPIN El Poeta and Jennifer Alicia
10:30 am - Networking & Refreshment Break
11:00 am - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair
11:30 am - Panel Discussion - The Role of Arts & Learning in Building Healthy Communities

Debbie Patterson
Aubrey Reeves
Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

12:30 pm - Rapporteur's Summary and Winnipeg Vision
1:00 pm - Traveling Blessing and end of conference
1:30 pm - Annual General Meeting
Program subject to change