Friday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
They say the show must on…but just not always in the same format.
When the state of emergency was announced in March we were already accepting registrations for the Toronto conference. We figured we would have to cancel and put everything on the back burner until 2021. But following the tremendous success of the on-line SMArts conference, we decided to pivot and re-imagine our offerings.
We were hesitant to move the conference online for two reasons. Firstly, we are very sensitive to the fact that while many Production Managers and Technical Directors may be working from home, many are in crisis-planning mode, working with their companies to salvage what they can, and trying to predict what a return strategy might look like. Secondly, one of core values of both PM and TDArts is creating community and a chance to network. Participants and instructors discuss issues not only inside the conference room but also on breaks, over coffee, and at the bar after sessions. Our fear was if we moved online we would lose that sense of community.
So we have come up with a plan that answers both of those concerns.
We will open and close a two week on-line conference with FREE national conversations / panel discussions on different topics of interest to the PM and TD community.
These conversations will take place on ZOOM at 1 p.m. EDT so that participants from across the country can join in.
- A list of the different topics and moderators can be found on our website.
- To join the conversation, please register in advance and you will receive the link the day prior to the session.
Interspersed, we will offer courses online taught by one of our expert instructors. The courses have been chosen for their fit for online delivery.
- The courses will take place on ZOOM at 1 p.m. EDT so that participants from across the country can join in.
- The cost of each course is on a sliding scale from $20 – $40. Please pay what you believe you can afford.
- Courses are capped at 50 participants.
This is a new venture for both PM and TDArts and we are excited, and slightly nervous, about the COVID Edition of our conference. We look forward to seeing you digitally.
Yours in isolation,
Peter, Paul, Bonnie and Janelle