The 7th annual Celebrate the Arts – Celebrate Volunteerism Conference, Canada

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The 7th annual Celebrate the Arts – Celebrate Volunteerism Conference will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 8:30am – 3:30pm at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street , Vancouver, BC

The theme is Passion, Action, Impact: The Arts and Social Change

2012 Conference Program

Our keynote speaker will be Judith Marcuse – Founder and Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change and well known for her 40 years in dance, theatre and opera. Other highlights of this year’s conference include:

Engaging concurrent sessions led by hosts from theatre, music and visual arts, including Evelyn Lau, Vancouver Poet Laureate and author of Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid; Quelemia Sparrow, resident artist at Urban Ink; Ann de la Hey, Executive Director at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music with students from the program; as well as the opportunity for a roundtable discussion with Judith Marcuse
Stimulating panel discussion moderated by Jim Wright, General Director/CEO, Vancouver Opera. Panelists include Meghan Gardiner, actor, playwright and author of Dissolve – documentary on drug facilitated sexual assault and Jane Kenyon, fibre artist expressing her work through “thread painting”, Jeffrey Whiting from Artists for Conservation and Lyn Fels, SFU arts educator.
A fabulous continental breakfast (8:30 am) with time to meet and greet friends and other volunteers and a celebratory lunch – have your cake and eat it too!
On-Stage Partners exhibits where you can learn more about the organization, volunteering and attending.

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