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Hot Topics – The World Theater Map Initiative
November 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ESTFree
Hot Topics – The World Theatre Map Initiative
A Project by HowlRound
Wednesday, November 22, from 1pm to 2pm ET (please adjust for your time zone!)
With Vijay Mathew, Cultural Strategist, HowlRound.
HowlRound is a non-profit knowledge commons by and for the theatre community based at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. We are a free and open platform that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. One way we aim to connect the global theatre community is through a new free and open tool called the World Theatre Map. We created the World Theatre Map to try and solve a consistent and persistent problem in the theatre field—the isolation between theatre-makers and practice, especially across national borders.
Theatre knowledge is often limited to how “connected” one is within the field, or else it’s information diffuse or behind a paywall. We wanted to make something that could connect theatre-makers to each other absent of hierarchy or resource, and that could share information openly about what theatre is happening where and when, as well as information about the creative teams behind the work. The result is the first version of The World Theatre Map, which launched in January and is currently in a public beta period.
Group sizes are kept small to ensure maximum participation and engagement. No cost to participate – open to staff at PACT member companies.
This call is part of PACT’s Hot Topics series
Got a hot topic, issue or challenge that you’re dying to chat about with your peers? It could be an organizational challenge that you’re in the middle of, an article that has you riled up, or an interesting idea that has come up on your caucus calls! Maybe it’s an area where you need some guidance or reference on best practice, or something you’ve gone through at your company that you think others would benefit from hearing about.
Hot Topics is that place for you! Connect with your colleagues through facilitated teleconference calls on focused topics. Watch for our short list of topics that have bubbled up to the surface, or contact Boomer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-595-6455 x16 with your suggestions for conversations you want to lead or participate in.
Some of the topics that we are working on for 2017/2018 include:
- Creating a Social Media Strategy
- Site Security and Risk Management planning
- International Networks
- The Art of Facilitation and Negotiation
- Management Fatigue – avoiding the burnout