New Speaker Alert: Announcing Internationally Renowned Artist Spencer Tunick
We are excited to announce an addition to Creative Places + Spaces 2009! Installation artist and photographer Spencer Tunick collaborates with public officials, private residents and the natural and built environment in order to bring hundreds and sometimes thousands of individuals together for his large-scale installations of nude figures posed in artistic formations in public space. He began his career in 1992 in New York City and has since created public installations in cities all over the world. From Bruges to Buenos Aires, Melbourne to Montreal, Sao Paulo to Helsinki, Tunick has celebrated the nude form and in so doing, drawn attention to place and space. Read more about Spencer Tunick...
Study Tours Confirmed
The Creative Places + Spaces Study Tours have been confirmed – join us on a mobile learning experience to explore new collaborations and infrastructure models as well as emerging modes of cultural, scientific and civic practices. Each tour encompasses a different facet of the conference theme, allowing you to choose your own adventure. Learn about how the connection was deepened between humans and nature at Evergreen Brickworks; how the Centre For Social Innovation supports its 150 social mission tenants and catalyzes the principles of collaboration and engagement; discover the evolution of thinking and design for creative space provision with Artscape or have the chance to tour MaRS, Canada’s premier innovation centre that blends state-of-the-art lab, office and conference spaces. We invite you to explore with us! Read more about Study Tours…
Breakthrough Sessions Announced
Creative Places + Spaces “breakthrough” sessions give delegates a stellar opportunity to roll up their sleeves in a smaller, more intimate setting to learn from experts and discuss specific areas of collaborative practice. Choose a specific area of interest to gain on-the-ground, working knowledge. Sessions include Collaborative Infrastructure: How Southern Ontario is Forging Innovative Paths; Collaborative Governance: Innovation for Economic Recovery or the Diversity Deficit to Dividend. Bring your questions to the session and bring your knowledge back to the office, studio, or lab to start implementing first thing Monday morning. Read more about Breakthrough Sessions…
Let the Collaboration Conversation Begin!
Creative Places and Spaces is all about collaboration – and that requires conversation. To get things started, we’re inviting you to join the conversation online in advance of the conference. Just give us your viewpoints on any of these questions in 140 characters or less:
• What distiguishes collaboration from partnership?
• What problem could collaboration solve in your city?
• What collaborations would improve your city?
• How has collaboration transformed your city?
You can send us your thoughts in three different ways
1) by Tweet @CPandS
2) by posting on the Creative Places + Spaces Facebook wall
3) email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it for you on Twitter and Facebook
We’re looking forward to your thoughts and we’ll be posting them on the Creative Places + Spaces blog, Twitter page and Facebook page. All submissions will be entered into a draw to win Creative Places + Spaces prize packs of speaker videos and books valued at over $100. Start the conversation today – give us your thoughts and listen to what others are saying.
Less Than Two Weeks Left to Register at the Early Bird Discounted Rate
A reminder that your last chance to register for Creative Places and Spaces at an Early Bird discounted rate is fast approaching. Delegates are welcome to register for the full conference, or mix-&-match their own conference experience. Early Bird Registrations start at $595 for the Full Conference including the unConference and Collaborative Dinner – you save $100! and are fully transferable. Registrations for Day One only start at $300 (a $25 savings) and tickets for the Collaborative Dinner may be purchased for $75 (a $10 savings). Early Bird Registration closes on July 16, 2009 – don’t miss out! Read more about Registration and Fees...
Are you a Change Maker? There's Still Time to Apply for a Conference Bursary
Creative Places + Spaces Partners are offering a limited number of bursaries to assist you in attending the conference this October. Eligible applicants include: individuals in the not-for-profit sector, students, artists and social entrepreneurs. The ideal candidates are interested in how to generate new ideas or foster transformation, as well as those wanting to learn more about collaborations involving, but not limited to, capital development projects, urban design, local revitalization initiatives, policy-making and community development. The submission deadline is July 10, 2009. Apply today. Read more about the Bursary application process...
The Sky's the Limit When We Collaborate
Creative Places + Spaces Partners have a goal to raise 220,000 Aeroplan Miles, which will enable us to cover the costs of all international speaker flights for the conference. By donating your Aeroplan Miles you’ll help connect thinkers, policymakers and practitioners working to build vibrant, dynamic, sustainable and creative places by bringing them to Toronto. The person who donates the greatest number of points will receive a selection of books & videos by speakers featured at the conference (valued over $100). Want to help us reach our goal faster? Match the complete goal amount of 220,000 Aeroplan Miles and you will receive a full conference pass (valued at $795). Our Aeroplan Miles Donation Campaign runs until July 10, 2009. Read more on how to Donate Your Aeroplan Miles...
Keep Informed About Creative Places + Spaces
You can follow us on Twitter @CPandS and check out the action on hashtags (and to contribute, use “#CPandS″ in your tweets). You can also join in the conversation on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. The Creative Places + Spaces website will be updated often, so be sure to check back for updates or subscribe to our RSS Feed or Email Updates.
We hope to see you October 28 – 30, 2009 in Toronto for Creative Places + Spaces: The Collaborative City.
You can find out more about the
Creative Places + Spaces: The Collaborative City
by visiting www.creativeplacesandspaces.ca