Conference Schedule

Please note the 2024 brochure with full schedule listing will be uploaded in September.

This year’s conference schedule is packed with exciting features, including keynote speakers, performances, panel discussions, real-life testimonials from artists and educators, parallel presentations, regional discussion groups, networking opportunities, and much more. Additionally, attendees can look forward to receiving peer-to-peer and one-to-one career advice and information from Manitoba Arts Network staff, specialist advisors, and other showcase artists.

Act now to secure your place! 

Schedule

Thursday
October 24, 2024
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Opening Reception
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Music, Charcuterie & Desserts
Catering by Chez Angela and MAN’s 40th anniversary beer by Section 6 Brewing
7:15 PM
Honourable Glen Simard, MLA
Brandon East, Minister of Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism
7:25 PM
His Worship Jeff Fawcett
Mayor of the City of Brandon
7:35 PM
Artist Talk
Rosemarie Péloquin & Tammy Sutherland (MB Craft Council)
7:50 PM – 8:30 PM
Art Making
10:00 PM – Late
Clarion Hotel lounge
Late Night Networking
Friday
October 25, 2024
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Clarion: Regency DEF
Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Clarion: Regency A
Lightning Round Networking Session & Traditional Welcome
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Clarion: Regency A
Active Break
Get up and move
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Clarion: Regency A
Lightning Round Networking Session
Part 2
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Clarion: Regency DEF
Networking Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Clarion: Regency A
Panel 1
Cultivating New Audiences through Community Relationships
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Clarion: Regency B
Workshop 2
Palette to Palate: The Intersection of Food, Beverage and Artistic Expression
 

 

2:00 PM – 2:15PM
Clarion regency A
Active Break
Get up and move
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Clarion: Regency A
Panel 3
Developing meaningful Engagement with Businesses
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Clarion: Regency B
Panel 4
Contact to Concert: Understanding One Another
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Travel Time
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Western MB Centennial Auditorium (WMCA)
Showcase 1
2 Emerging Artists, 4 Professional Artists
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
WMCA BAsement
Dinner
Join us for a night of music and dancing
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WMCA Basement
Ask an Expert
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WMCA LObby
Contact Room
Visual art exhibitions, tradeshow, meet the artists, cash bar
9:30 PM – Late
Clarion Hotel Lounge
Late Night Networking & Open Mic
Saturday
October 26, 2024
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Clarion: Regency DEF
Breakfast Buffet
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Clarion: Regency AB
Panel 5
Strengthening your Ecosystem: Connecting Across Sectors
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Clarion: Regency AB
Active Break
Get up and move
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Clarion: Regency DEF
Manitoba Arts Network AGM & Lunch
12:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Travel Time
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Western MB Centennial Auditorium (WMCA)
Showcase 2
2 Emerging Artists, 4 Professional Artists
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
WMCA Grand Salon
Ask an Expert
Three, 20 minute time slots
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Free Time
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
WMCA
Buffet Dinner & Sharing
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WCMA
Showcase 3
2 Emerging Artists, 4 Professional Artists
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
WMCA LOBBY
Contact Room
Visual arts exhibitions, tradeshow, meet the artists
Cash Bar
10:45 PM – Late
CLARION HOTEL LOUNGE
Late Night Networking & Open Mic
Sunday
October 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Clarion: Kensington
Sharing Circle
Open to all
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clarion: Wellington
Block Booking Meeting
For performing arts presenters