HalTech and Sheridan College – Art and Innovation Day

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Date(s) - Friday, November 22, 2013
7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sheridan College


Business skills can make a big difference for artists. The right business savvy can help artists build a network, discover opportunities, and turn struggle into success. Join HalTech and the Office of Undergraduate Research at Sheridan College to learn how to complement your talent and become the success you know you can be!

What’s Happening

7:45am – 8:15am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15am – 8:45am: Welcome and Introduction from Dr. Darren Lawless and Dr. Karen Sievewright

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Collins, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design, Academic, Artist and Entrepreneur.

8:45am – 9:30am: Best Practices in Applied Research for Digital Media

Digital Media Panel with John Helliker (SIRT), Ben Sainsbury (CinemaSuite Inc.) and Juan Lopez (Pipeline Studios)

9:30am-9:45am: BREAK

9:45am-10:15am: Fine Arts Panel

Graduates of FAAD discuss the in’s and out’s of being an entrepreneur in the arts.

10:15am-11:00: Creativity in Ageing

Pat Spadafora from SERC (Sheridan Elder Research Centre) joins us to discuss discuss ways in which programs in the creative and performing arts benefit both older adults and entrepreneurs’.

11:00am-12:30pm: Avenue of Arts Networking Reception

Join us for light refreshments, displays and an opportunity to mix and mingle with our great speakers and guests. Success in any industry is not only about what you know, but who you know! Networking is a great way to increase both. We look forward to seeing you there!

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