Contact East 2017 Branding Header

+ SCHEDULE
Print-Friendly Schedule

Conference Schedule
For immediate notifications about schedule changes or other conference updates, we invite you to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

2017 Schedule of Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration
Sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Welcome Meet Up
Join fellow delegates for a drink and conversation to kick off your Contact East conference experience.
Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:00 am – 1:30 pm Professional Development Session
New and Evolving Conversations - Presented in partnership with IPAA and CAPACOA.
Sponsored by Confederation Centre of the Arts
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Debut Atlantic
Kluskap C & D - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Presenters "First Timers" Lunch
Sponsored by the Fredericton Playhouse
NOTE: This is an invitation only lunch for first time presenter delegates.
Corner Office - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Showcase 1
Sponsored by Capitol Theatre
Payadora Tango Ensemble, Kobo Town, The Small Glories, Hogtown Brass Quintet, Lloyd Spiegel
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm One-2-One Business Meetings
Sponsored by SOCAN
Pre-registration is required to take part in these meetings. 
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception
Membertou Heritage Park
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Supper on your own
See the "Locals Guide to Membertou" in the conference handbook for restaurant options!
Various Restaurants
10:00 pm – 12:00 am Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by Breton Brewing
Hampton Inn - Membertou B

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
8:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 am – 8:50 am Lobby Call for Rides to Highland Arts Theatre
We are looking for delegates with their own cars to transport themselves (and others if possible) to the theatre. Contact East volunteers will provide transportation from the Hampton Inn to the Highland Arts Theatre for those who do not have a ride. - app
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:00 am – 10:00 am Artist Pitches
Mike Delamont, Earle and Coffin, Rebecca Perry, Dennis and Kinley, Roseneath Theatre, Ryan Cook, Jazz Affair, Pierre Rancourt
Highland Arts Theatre (HAT)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm One-2-One Business Meetings
Sponsored by SOCAN
Pre-registration was required to take part in these meetings.
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Imperial Theatre
Provide by Contact East
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Professional Development Session
Success Stories - Tales from the Field
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm Showcase 2
Sponsored by City Printers
James & Jamesy, Cy, Andrew Collins Trio, Diyet, Chris Kirby and Kim Dunn, André Rodrigues, Union Duke
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:30 pm – 7:45 pm Supper On Your Own
See the "Locals Guide to Membertou" in the conference handbook for restaurant options!
Various Restaurants
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Showcase 3
Sponsored by CBMIC
Video Phase, Matthew Byrne, Nicolas Pellerine et les Grands Hurleurs, Ouroboros, Betty Bonifassi
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:30 pm – 12:00 am Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by agence Station bleue
Hampton Inn - Membertou A & B

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:50 am – 9:10 am Lobby Call
Transportation to Glace Bay - approx. 30 minutes
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:45 am – 11:15 am Showcase 4
Sponsored by Pinwheel Design
Stéphanie Morin-Robert, Stéphane Tétreault & Marie-Éve Scarfone, Eric Harper, Rum Ragged
Savoy Theatre
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Cape Breton Experience
Cape Breton Experience inculdes:  Lunch at the Cape Breton Miner's Museum and an underground mine tour (optional - pre-registration required).
Glace Bay
2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Showcase 5
Sponsored by Savoy Theatre
AYRAD, Meaghan Blanchard, Tomas Kubinek, Heather Rankin
Savoy Theatre
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Contact Room
Sponsored by SOCAN
Complimentary Snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Final Party
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am APA AGM Brunch
All delegates are welcome to attend!
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
11:15 am – 1:00 pm APA Member's Meeting
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre