ShiftChange: The Conference

ShiftChange presented by Spektrix

In 2017, in response to the rapid growth of festival presenters within the Atlantic Presenters Association’s membership, 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 with the goal of furthering the development of the festival-presenting sector in Atlantic Canada. The conference, featuring three days of festival-focused professional development and networking, provides attendees with the information to make their festivals stronger and more sustainable, discover what is new and trending from leading experts, and 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

Six ticket providers will showcase their products to you in this one day session on February 20, 2019. The event will also include exclusive opportunities for networking and one-on-one business meetings. If you are in the market for a new box office system, this is the event for you