Open Sessions


OPEN SESSIONS – Creating Connections

Delegates attending the World Summit on Arts & Culture who would like an opportunity to present their own projects, case studies or proposals to a small group of delegates, will have that opportunity on the late afternoon of Wednesday 5 October.

Opportunity to present in an OPEN SESSION:
• For delegates to have a space during the Summit to present a project, case study or proposal to a small group of other delegates.
• The presentation must address the theme of creative intersections.
• Two time slots, each of 45 minutes, will be available on Wednesday 5 October:  The first session is at 1600 to 1645, and the second session is at 1700 to 1745.
• Up to 10 spaces will be available for each of these two sessions.
• Delegates will be able to pick the session of their choice, and move from group to group during the 45  minute period.
• No AV or other equipment will be provided so if presenters wish to use a laptop, paper etc, they will need to bring it with them.
• Participants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit a short proposal as described below.
• If we receive more proposals than there are spaces available, the organisers will select those that most closely match the Summit theme.
• Priority will be given to delegates who do not have a role in the Summit as a speaker or moderator, and who are covering material not already presented in the programme.
• The list of selected presentations and the locations will be announced to all delegates at the start of the Summit.
•  Please note that in order to make a presentation in the OPEN session, you must be registered for the World Summit.

If you wish to submit a proposal (or have any enquiries), please send an email to Annamari Laaksonen, IFACCA Research Manager, opensession@artsummit.org with the following information:
• Your name, organisation, country and email address
• Include a short title for your Open Session presentation
• Outline your presentation in no more than 250 words (half an A4 page)
• Address the theme of creative intersections.

If your proposal is submitted by Tuesday 27 September you will receive a reply within 24 hours as to whether your proposal is confirmed.  Proposals received after this date may also be considered (if space is still available) but we cannot confirm a place for you until Tuesday 4 October.