When the state of emergency was announced in March we were already accepting registrations for the Toronto conferences. We figured we would have to cancel and put everything on the back burner until 2021. But following the tremendous success of the on-line SMArts conference, we decided to pivot and reimagine our offerings.
We were hesitant to move the conference online for two reasons. Firstly, we are very sensitive to the fact that while many Production Managers and Technical Directors may be working from home, many are in crisis-planning mode, working with their companies to salvage what they can, and trying to predict what a return strategy might look like. Secondly, one of the core values of both PMArts and TDArts is creating community and a chance to network. Participants and instructors discuss issues not only inside the conference room but also on breaks, over coffee, and at the bar after sessions. Our fear was if we moved online we would lose that sense of community.
So we have come up with a plan that answers both of those concerns - the COVID Edition online conference Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 19.
We have curated a 6-day conference with a mix of FREE national conversations / panel discussions on different topics of interest to the PM and TD community, as well as three paid courses. All events will take place on ZOOM at 1 p.m. EST so that participants from across the country can join in.
Conversation topics include:
- Are you Ready to ZOOM? What We've Figured Out So Far - moderated by Janelle Rainville
- How to Return – Re-imagining “Normal” - moderated by Janet Sellery
- Remote Collaboration for Designers and Production - moderated by Rick Banville
Course topics are:
- Excel Magic with Paul Fujimoto-Pihl
- Never Say Never…or No with Simon Marsden
- How Can a Project Management Office Assist an Arts Organization? with Louis Marrone & Aimee Roy
Each session is led by one of our expert instructors and the courses have been chosen for their fit for online delivery. The cost of each session is on a sliding scale from $20 - $40. Please pay what you believe you can afford. Register for courses here.
This is a new venture for both PMArts and TDArts and we are excited, and slightly nervous, about the COVID Edition of our conference. We look forward to seeing you digitally.
Yours in isolation,
Peter, Paul, Janelle and Bonnie