2017 Producing Gathering Agenda

Please note that session times are subject to change. Before the conference, you can download our app to get the most up-to-date session topics, discussion questions and more! (App coming soon!)

What is an unConference?

Our unConference sessions will be collaboratively and creatively built by you! Prior to the event, you can use our app to suggest topics. In the opening session at the event, you’ll have the opportunity to give more ideas and vote on topics. Then, our staff and facilitators will create an instant agenda! You bring your expertise, ideas and questions. We provide spaces, professional facilitators, and great conversations! Read this article on how to prepare for an unConference.

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2017 Agenda

Sunday, July 16:

5-7PM
Opening Party at the Proximity Hotel
(Revolution Room) 

Monday, July 17:

All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Triad Stage.

9AM
Coffee and Networking

9:30-11AM
Introductions and Welcome
Keynote Address: Ben Cameron
Agenda Creation

11-11:30AM
Coffee and Networking

11:30-12:30PM
Choose from:
Creativity and Collaboration
with Preston Lane (Artistic Director, Triad Stage) and Dennis Quaintance (President, Quaintance Weaver)
An informal conversation exploring creativity and collaboration, not only as it applies to theater making, but also to business. What can the arts learn from the innovation of forward-thinking companies like Quaintance Weaver?

2 Concurrent unConference Sessions

12:30-2PM
Lunch (on your own)

 

2-3PM
Choose from:
Sensory Friendly Performances
Presentation and Discussion with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
After a year of diving into the world of sensory friendly performances and inclusion in productions and educational programming, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will share their organizational journey, community alliances and partnerships that have been key to a successful implementation of this culture shift. The CTC team will unpack the elements necessary to have in place to step into the realm of sensory friendly performances and classes, and the importance of this work.

2 Concurrent unConference Sessions 

3-3:15PM
Caffeine Break

3:15-4:30PM
Excursions (meet in the Triad Stage Lobby)
Choose from:
The Forge - NC's first Makerspace - tour and demonstrations - included in registration cost
The International Civil Rights Museum Tour - additional $11 fee
Or Create Your Own Breakout Session at Triad Stage

5-7PM
Party at Proximity Hotel
(White Oak Room)

Tuesday, July 18:

All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Triad Stage.

9-9:15AM
Coffee and Networking

9:15-10:30AM
3 Concurrent unConference Sessions

10:30-11AM
Coffee and Networking

11-12:30PM
3 Concurrent unConference Sessions

12:30-2PM
Lunch (on your own)

2-3:30PM
Excursions (meet in the Triad Stage Lobby)
Choose from:
Elsewhere Museum & Artist Residency Tour - included in registration cost
The International Civil Rights Museum Tour - additional $11 fee
Or Create Your Own Breakout Session at Triad Stage

3:30-4PM
Caffeine Break

4PM
Closing Remarks: Vivienne Benesch - Producing Artistic Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company

2017 Producing Gathering Sponsors

Leading Sponsors: 

Supporting Sponsors: