2016 Schedule of Events

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration
sponsored by Ticketpro
Delta Saint John - Welcome 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!
Delta Saint John - Hospitality Suite, Rm 100
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Delta Saint John - Welcome Centre
10:00 am – 10:15 am Lobby Call - Walk to Imperial Theatre
Contact East volunteers will guide you on a short walk from Delta to Imperial for the theatre tour.
Delta Saint John
10:30 am – 11:30 am Tour of Imperial Theatre
Meet in the lobby of Imperial Theatre, 10:15am.
Imperial Theatre
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Presenters "first timers" Lunch
Note: This is an invitation only lunch for first time presenter delegates.
Delta Saint John - McAvity Room
12:30 pm – 12:35 pm Lobby call - Walk to Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal
Volunteer guides will lead you to the Cruise Terminal for the PD session.
Delta Saint John
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Professional Development Session
Host Nations Conversation – Indigenous Protocols and the Performing Arts
sponsored by Debut Atlantic
Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal - Fundy Room (2nd floor)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Supper on your own
See the "Locals Guide to Saint John" in the conference handbook for restaurant options!
Various Restaurants
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Showcase 1
Balbir Singh Dance, Hatfitz & Cara, Simon Daniel, The Swinging Belles, Ian Sherwood, Mud Bay Jugglers, Spidey
sponsored by Capitol Theatre
Imperial Theatre
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Opening Reception
sponsored by Magnum Opus Management
New Brunswick Museum - Hall of Great Whales
11:15 pm – 12:30 am Hospitality Suite
sponsored by Flotilla
Delta Saint John - Hospitality Suite, Rm 100
8:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Delta Saint John - Welcome Centre
9:15 am – 10:30 am Artist Pitches
SNAFU! Comedy, Reeny Smith, Ariana Nasr, Sarah Hagen, Tayo Aluko, Quartetto Gelato, L'Aubergine, Cadence
Doors open at 9:00am, drop in for coffee and tea!
BMO Studio Theatre
10:30 am – 11:45 pm Lunch
Supported by Contact East - Look for "Market Dollars" in your Registration package.
Saint John Market
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Showcase 2
Mi'kmaq Legends, Sussex, Twin Kennedy, Atlantic String Machine, Raine Hamilton, Luke McMaster
sponsored by Flotilla
Imperial Theatre
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm One-2-One Business Meetings
Pre-registration was required to take part in these meetings.
Delta Saint John - Ballroom A
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Saint John Experience
Instructions on your Harbour Cruise or Wine Tour will be com­municated on site. Visit the Registration Desk if you have questions. Note: Pre-registration was required.
Uptown Saint John & Harbourfront
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Supper On Your Own
Various Restaurants
7:30 pm – 9:50 pm Showcase 3
Rebecca Perry, Andino Suns, VC˛, Dylan Menzie, Hillsburn, Mélisande Electrotrad
sponsored by SOCAN
Imperial Theatre
10:00 pm – 12:00 am Hospitality Suite
sponsored by CITT/ICTS
Delta Saint John - Hospitality Suite, Rm 100
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Delta Saint John - Welcome Centre
9:00 am – 10:30 am Professional Development Session
Grant Writing Insights - Canada Arts Presentation Fund
sponsored by SOCAN
Delta Saint John - Trinity Royal
10:45 am – 11:45 am Showcase 4
Neworld Theatre - Inside/Out (Full Length Showcase)
Sponsored by Pinwheel Communication Design
Imperial Theatre
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch - Talkin' Shop
Provided by Contact East - Tables include Festivals; Volunteer Presenters; Venue CEO's, ED's, GM's, Managers; Programmers & AD's; Agents & Managers; Artists
Delta Saint John - Trinity Royal
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Professional Development Session
Success Stories: Tales from the Field
sponsored by Fredericton Playhouse
Delta Saint John - Trinity Royal
3:15 pm – 5:30 pm Showcase 5
Bears of Legend, Port Cities, Annie Lou, Rosie & the Riveters, Breabach
sponsored by Dalhousie Arts Centre
Imperial Theatre
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Contact Room
Complimentary snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Delta Saint John - Ballroom
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Lobby call for transportation to Final Party
Delta Saint John
9:30 pm – 12:30 am Final Party
Lily Lake Pavilion
9:30 am – 11:00 am APA AGM Brunch
All delegates are welcome to attend!
Delta Saint John - Trinity Royal
11:15 am – 1:00 pm APA Member's Meeting
Delta Saint John - Ballroom A

** Schedule is subject to change. **