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The CCA regularly hosts conferences, forums, symposiums and other events to encourage discussion among members, the cultural community and the general public. In addition to offering opportunities for learning and personal development, these events allow the sector to come together for face-to-face meetings and networking.

These are just some of the events the CCA organizes on an on-going basis:

National Policy Conference

The CCA’s large-scale National Policy Conference invites individuals from diverse sectors – arts and culture, business, government and academia- to participate in dialogues on thematic issues that are critical to the advancement of arts and culture. The conference provides an ideal setting for knowledge exchange, bringing new perspectives and innovative ideas to the forefront.

Thinking Culture

Initiated in the fall of 2010, Thinking Culture is a policy forum series hosted by the CCA in partnership with the University of Ottawa. Leading authorities, researchers and academics are invited to debate, exchange information and assess current developments in the arts and culture sector. Over the course of a season, sessions focus on a broad range of topics, from copyright to Canadian cultural institutions. Click here to see topics from past sessions.

Regional Tours

On a biennial basis, the CCA’s National Director travels to various communities across the country to initiate intimate conversations inviting the CCA’s members and stakeholders to reflect on pressing issues facing the arts, culture and heritage sector and provide a venue for consensus building. Read the details on the Winter 2012 Regional Tour.

Chalmers Conference

The Chalmers Conference brings together arts service organizations from across the country for discussion and collaboration. The event is designed to provide these groups with targeted information and advocacy assistance.