ShiftChange: The Conference

About ShiftChange

Within the Atlantic Presenters Association’s membership, a specialized network of Festival presenters in the Atlantic region was formed in 2013. In 2017, in response to its rapid growth since inception, APA planned Atlantic Canada’s first festival conference, ShiftChange: Festival Perspectives from Atlantic Canada and Beyond. Now in its third year, this annual conference has become an important fixture in the industry whose goal is to further the development and galvanization of the festival-presenting sector in Atlantic Canada, featuring three days of festival focused professional development and networking. ShiftChange will equip festival presenters with educational initiatives to make their festivals stronger and more sustainable, creating opportunities to discover what is new and trending from leading experts, share ideas and collaborate with colleagues.

This year’s event takes place February 21-23, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Atlantica Hotel. It is open to both members and non-members and many industry and sector organizations are invited to attend including festival and theatre presenters, venue operators, event producers and tourism and municipality operators.

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Box Office Summit

For Atlantic Presenters Association members only: Six ticket providers will showcase their products to you in this one day session on Feb 20, 2019 which will also include networking and one-on-one business meetings. If you are in the market or considering a new box office system, this is for you.