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Preparing for the Digital Shift - FREE Workshop!

October 6, 2019 | Preparing for the Digital Shift

Thursday, October 24 2019 | 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM | Discovery Center, Halifax, NS

Registration is FREE but we ask all participants to register in advance.

CAPACOA and the Linked Digital Future team invite performing arts producing, presenting, and service organizations across Canada to join in the movement to create a Linked Digital Future for the arts.

Topics to be covered:

Digital Marketing & Discoverability for the Performing Arts

Does your performing arts organization need help getting found online? Are you maximizing the digital opportunities for connecting with your potential audience and ticket purchasers? Get an overview of the ways digital marketing can help with this goal, with a deeper dive into search and recommendation engines and the opportunity presented by wikidata.

Learning Outcomes:

🠺Increase understanding of how search & recommendation engines work.

🠺Increase understanding of & appreciation for the wikidata & linked open data opportunity.

🠺Empower participants to take a look at the wikidata entry for their organization and make additions, improvements, etc.

Digitally Integrated Organizations ​or how transforming your Front of House and Back End systems can help you become more efficient and save you money!​

Want to use online tools to streamline efficiencies and allow you more time to do the things you love? Come learn about increasing your organization’s digital culture and digital intensity. You can learn how your org can become more digitally integrated with tons of examples of real tools that you can use right-away. Come with questions!

Assembling a Linked Ecosystem for the Performing Arts

Whether we like it or not, data-hungry algorithms and AI-powered recommendation engines are now mediating all performing arts engagement online. Oddly, the technologies behind these algorithms were initially not designed for commercial interests but rather for collaboration. So, shall we simply comply with Google and Alexa’s requirements for data? Or shall we rather build a shared data ecosystem that will serve both our needs and those of bots?

Learning Outcomes:

🠺Provide basic literacy on Web of data technologies.

🠺Lead participants to realize the urgency and necessity to take collective action.

🠺Enable participants to envision what new opportunities and new forms of collaboration are made possible with linked open data.

Digital Transformation and the Shared Value Shift

How does your performing arts organization generate public value? How will this change as the arts sector undergoes digital transformation? Come explore the cultural and creative shift digital transformation opens, and take your first steps to re-imagining how shared value is generated and how you can open yourself to deeper engagement with new audiences.

Learning Outcomes:

🠺Analog to Digital transformation: 5 elements of systems change.

🠺Interoperability: the ground floor for a Linked Digital Future.

🠺Cultural shift: From competition to competition.

🠺Value Chain Mapping: understanding value generation opportunity

🠺Resource mapping for the shift ahead.

Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to apply your learning right away.



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