ShiftChange 2017 Conference Schedule Released
December 20, 2016 | APA is pleased to announce the selection of professional development and networking sessions at ShiftChange, taking place February 23 – 25, 2017 in Halifax, NS.
Celebrating its first year, ShiftChange will see regional and national festival presenters take in three full days of festival focused programming and networking. Speakers include opening keynote Sylvia Allen, author, fundraising consultant, and sponsorship sales expert and closing keynote, Bosco Anthony, international speaker, catalyst thinker, digital strategist, disruptive storyteller and a rebellious marketer.
The Emergency Planning and Harm Reduction session at ShiftChange welcomes Stacey Lock from Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, BC. Stacey AKA 'Safety Stacey', is the Harm Reduction Manager at Shambhala, a festival known for progressive and dynamic approach to providing harm reduction services. Troy Greencorn from the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, NS joins Stacey in the Emergency Planning and Harm Reduction session, to discuss the impact of Hurricane Arthur on the Stan Rogers Festival in 2014.
ShiftChange is bringing together industry leaders to participate in a Festival Technology Panel, discussing the latest festival trends, festival software and integrating RFID technology for cashless payments, access control, etc. Participating in the Festival Technology Panel is Darren Gallop, CEO Marcato, a Cape Breton, NS based company that specializes in the creation and development of web-based management solutions designed to maximize efficiency in the live event industry.
ShiftChange will equip festival presenters with educational initiatives to make their festivals stronger and more sustainable, creating amazing opportunities to discover what is new and trending from leading experts, share ideas and collaborate with colleagues, and connect with festival service providers in the Solutions Centre Marketplace.
Click HERE to see the complete ShiftChange schedule.
Register for ShiftChange online HERE
We are pleased to have the Delta Halifax as the official hotel for ShiftChange 2017. Reservations must be made by February 1st, 2017 to secure a room in the conference block for a special rate of $119.00 per night. Reservations can be made online HERE or calling 1-800-268-1133 and referencing the Delta Halifax and ShiftChange: Festival Perspectives from Atlantic Canada and Beyond.
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