Schedule at a Glance for 2018 Creative City Summit is now available for download!
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Creative Disruption | Building a new foundation for people, places, and spaces
Nov 6-8, 2018 | Mississauga, Ontario
The annual Creative City Summit is your opportunity to learn and network with your peers from across Canada! Three days of programming includes a welcome reception, Keynote sessions, Peer-to-Peer presentations, and study tours. This year’s Summit will be held in Mississauga, Ontario at the Novotel Mississauga Centre and the Living Arts Centre.
Schedule at a Glance for 2018 Creative City Summit is now available for download!
*Please check back constantly for more updates.
[November 7th, 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM]
Tour 1: Celebrating the Strip Mall I: A Taste of Mississauga
Mississauga’s hidden gems are often found in the most banal of places – the strip mall. Hidden in these ubiquitous spaces are some of the most amazing examples of food from around the world. Through this experience we will showcase a small sample of the incredible diversity in this city.
Tour 2: Celebrating the Strip Mall II: Metalworks
Leaders: Metalworks Staff
In a nondescript plaza sits one of North America's best recording studios. Metalworks has recorded some of the world's biggest superstars including David Bowie, Feist, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Prince and The Arkells. It is also an educational facility that develops new talent. Metalworks has been recognized as Canada's Studio of the Year‚ for an unprecedented 17 times at the prestigious CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks. This tour will give you an insiders view of this legendary studio.
Tour 3: Heritage to Contemporary: An Art and Architectural Tour of University Toronto Mississauga
Leaders: Christine Shaw, Curator Blackwood Gallery; Director Campus Facilities; Heritage Staff
UTM is a hidden gem in the city situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River. The architecture on the campus is no less spectactular from the historic President's House, the contemporary updates of the North Building, and the ultra modern UTM Library. Blackwood Contemporary Art Gallery is also located on this beautiful campus and is dedicated to open, public research.
Disruption: musician/ poet will be on the bus
Tour 4: Riverwood – Art, Environment, First Nations
The Credit River runs through the middle of the city and, through its conservation status, is able provide a green and vibrant valley that connects the city. Riverwood Conservation Area brings together art, the environment and thousands of years of human history. This tour will showcase the local public art, arts facility, and grounds, along with a first nations storyteller.
Disruption: musician/ poet will be on campus
Tour 5: Museums of Mississauga
Leader: Museums Staff
This experience will begin as soon as you get on the bus with museums staff taking visitors on a ride back in time to explore the history of this region.
Disruption: Tour Guides in historical dress on bus
[November 8th, 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM]
Tour 1: Celebration Square: Creating A Third Space
Leader: Melissa Agius, Karen Ferreria
A deep dive into the creation of a successful public space.
Tour 2: Creative to the Core
A tour of the arts facilities in the core of Mississauga - LAC facilities, Sheridan Gallery, AGM
Tour 3: Art Everywhere
Leader: Chloe Catan, Anthea Foyer, Yvonne Monestier
A tour of the Public Art – temporary and permanent, developer and city led.
Tour 4: Architecture
A tour of some of the iconic buildings in the city centre including the postmodern Civic Centre, the influential Square One mall, the iconic Absolute Towers.
Tuesday, November 6th | 3:45pm
Curator & Writer
Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer originally from Whitehorse, Yukon. She is co-curator of the forthcoming SITE Santa Fe biennial, opening in August, 2018 and was a part of the curatorial team for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. She was co-curator of the major exhibitions Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, and the 2014 SITElines biennial, Unsettled Landscapes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations include “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind and Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices at Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. She has lectures internationally including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain and the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the 2016 the Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. She is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
Thursday, November 8th | 3:00pm
Broadcaster, advocate & pop culture philosopher
Jesse Wente has appeared on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning as film and pop culture critic for 20 years. He previously served as Director of Film Programmes, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he oversaw theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming. As an Ojibwe, Jesse is an advocate for Aboriginal Arts, most notably on screen. He encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion into the future view of their organization, industry, and country.
In 2014, Jesse co-organized the Canadian premiere of the immensely popular traveling exhibition Stanley Kubrick. Prior to his appointment as Director of Film Programmes, Jesse served as one of the Canadian features programmers for the Toronto International Film Festival, and also programmed for the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival. Jesse has been featured in documentaries such as Reel Injun, Nightmare Factory, and Why Horror? Jesse served as president of Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest Indigenous Performing Arts Company for a decade.
In 2017 Jesse was appointed to the Canada Council for the Arts.
Previous Presentations include:
Pop Culture in Living Colour
Wente synthesizes the trends he sees happening across the country and shares a vision for what is possible.
Reconciling Representation: Indigenous People in Popular Culture
Jesse offers up a look at the history of Indigenous representation in popular culture, from movies, television and video games to sports mascots.
Inclusion for Success
Looking at the hurdles towards inclusion, this talk looks to break down those barriers and encourage inclusion on all levels.
Stream 1: Reaching your community
Stream 2: Cultural Economy
Stream 3: Planning for a New World
Trevor Hyland & Nathaniel Kennedy - City of Toronto
Chloe Catan, Anthea Foyer, & Yvonne Monestier - City of Mississauga
Public Art: New Future, New Voices
Lisa Griffin - Art for Art's Sake (Festival Inspire)
Making Monction Cool Enough for Us to Stay - The re-creation of a city's identity through street art & the re-inspiration of the creative class
Stream 4: Sustainability and Cultural Planning
Helena is a Director of Workshop Architecture where she manages the studio’s work in urban design, public art and cultural planning. Helena has over 17 years of experience as both a consultant and municipal staff member. Her recent work includes: managing public art commissions for Infrastructure Ontario, Toronto Transit Commission, and Waterfront Toronto; developing new public art programs and strategies for the City of Mississauga, the City of Kingston and the Town of Newmarket; and an external review of the City of Calgary’s Public Art Program. Helena has been a member of Toronto’s Public Art Commission since 2013 and was a founding member of the Creative City Network of Canada’s Public Art Advisory Group.
Annalee Adair, A. Adair + Associates
Annalee Adair is the Director of A. Adair + Associates Inc. where she manages the company’s work in public art, cultural planning and community engagement. Annalee has 25+ years of experience in public art. Her recent projects include managing the City of Ottawa’s Stage 2 Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project – and writing the art plan; conducting a review of Edmonton’s Public Art Policy and Program and working in a consortium to develop the City of Edmonton’s Arts + Heritage Master Plan. Annalee has managed public art and culture programs in the City of Regina, City of Ottawa and City of Kingston. She has sat on numerous juries, was a founding member of Creative City Network’s Public Art Advisory Group and has presented on public art at Creative City Summits and American for the Arts conferences.
Ellen van Eijnsbergen, City of Burnaby
Ellen van Eijnsbergen is the Fine Arts Coordinator for the City of Burnaby. Through this role she serves as the Director/Curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery and manages the city’s Public Art Program. She has extensive experience working with the private and municipal public art sector and has organized and curated numerous local, regional and international contemporary art exhibitions. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Liberal Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.
Heather Edwards, City of Burnaby
Heather Edwards has served as Manager of Park Planning and Design for the City of Burnaby for the past 17 years. She also has worked as a Landscape Architect in the private and public sector in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Botswana Africa. Heather created an eco-sculpture program which has been employed in municipalities throughout British Columbia, including Burnaby, Coquitlam, Victoria, Castlegar and Parksville and has served as a judge for the Provincial and National editions of Communities in Bloom. She holds a Bachelor of Recreation Studies and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba.
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Artists
Jennifer Marman works in collaboration with Daniel Borins; they have practised sculpture, installation and media art in Toronto since 2000. Recent exhibitions of their work are their second solo show with Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York, and the final instalment of a solo touring exhibition entitled “The Collaborationists” in the spring of 2016. Some of their recent public projects include a recently installed sculpture for the new Humber River Regional Hospital, and multiple sculptures for the Willingdon Greenway in Burnaby British Columbia. Marman and Borins’ work is in the collections of organizations such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Jennifer Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and also graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design
Antonietta Minichillo, City of Brampton
A former heritage preservationist champions a future ready Brampton. Antonietta Minichillo started her career as a heritage professional advocating for innovative conservation. Antonietta has worked alongside world-renowned planner Larry Beasley to deliver the Brampton 2040 Vision which is founded on the most robust public engagement campaign ever undertaken by the City of Brampton. She is now guiding the City to its full potential as Manager of Community Innovation and Resilience. Antonietta is known as an advocate for and inclusive and sustainable city building.
Kelly Stahl, City of Brampton
Kelly’s business card says: Senior Manager, Cultural Services for the City of Brampton. At heart though, Kelly loves to operate at that place where culture and art intersect with economic growth and the development of a “sense of place.” Leading a dynamic team, Kelly is a facilitator, bringing the arts community, business and the City together in ways that stretch boundaries, support collaboration and help the creative community thrive. Kelly has a BA from the University of Waterloo and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business. Career highlights include Council’s enthusiastic endorsement of Brampton’s first ever Cultural Master Plan and the National Culture Days award that declared: Brampton Loves Culture!
Victoria Mountain, City of Brampton
Inspired by big ideas and fresh perspectives, Victoria is thrilled to be part of the CCNC Summit this year! A true creative, Victoria infuses her work in cultural planning, policy and programs with a unique sense of play, collaboration and experimentation. Victoria is the Manager of the Culture for the City of Brampton and holds an Honours of Masters of Drama from the University of Toronto and an Erasmus Mundus Masters in International Performance Research from the Universities of Warwick, UK and Helsinki and Tampere, Finland. 2018 has been an exciting year for Victoria, as she spearheaded the development of Brampton’s first Culture Master Plan and travelled to Austin, Texas on a municipal peer exchange focused on culture, urban design and building great cities for the future.
Presenter bios and presentation descriptions will be available soon on our website. Please check back for more updated information.
Registration for the 2018 Creative City Summit in Mississauga is now open!
Available exclusively on Eventbrite. Visit our Eventbrite site to register. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque.
The early bird deadline is Wednesday, August 1st at 11:59 p.m. PST.
2018 Summit Registration Fees:
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The Creative City Network of Canada is reaching out to businesses, organizations and its members to show your support at the upcoming 2018 Creative City Summit in Mississauga, ON from November 6 - 8, 2018.
The official hotel of the 2018 Creative City Summit is Hotel Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre. Summit delegates will be eligible for a special conference rate between $149 and $169 per night. Rates are on a first come, first served basis.
The Summit discount is available until September 17, 2018. Book now to avoid missing out.
For more information visit www.novotelmississauga.com
Please note, the Novotel is a busy hotel. While there are other hotels in Mississauga, none are within walking distance. Book early to avoid disappointment.
We are excited to announce flight discount codes for delegates to and from the Summit with both Westjet and Porter Air.
Westjet is offering a discount for delegates flying to Toronto, ON from anywhere in North America. Receive 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares*. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. If you have any questions on booking with the discount code, please visit frequently asked questions.
Book by: November 15, 2018
Travel from: October 31, 2018 to November 15, 2018
Web Coupon Code: TON0WWH
Travel Agent Web Code: YYZ02
*Discounts not available on flex fares or on code-share or partner airlines.
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the 2018 Creative City Summit.
The discounted fares are available for booking from February 7, 2018, to November 11, 2018
From: Anywhere in Canada or the US to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, November 3rd - 8th
From: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to anywhere in Canada or the US, November 6th - 11th
Book online or through a travel agent using the promo code CCS2018.