Pacific Contact 2016 – Detailed Schedule

Thursday March 31, 2016

8:00 AM
PDI Intensive & Pacific Contact Registration, Crystal Foyer, L3 

8:30AM – 3:00PM 
PD Intensive – Assuring Our Success  By Jerry Yoshitomi, MeaningMatters, LLC, Crystal Ballroom – Level 3
Jerry Yoshitomi will lead the PDI assisted by Community Presenters Assistance coordinator, John McLachlan

Sponsored by: Caline Logo

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Load-In, Crystal Ballrooms 2 & 3 L3 Hilton Hotel

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Facility Manager & Peer Networking Meetings

Facility/Theatre Managers Meeting, Baccarat L2
FOH/Concessions//Rentals/Volunteer/Audience Services, Tiffany Ballroom A & B, L2
Development/Marketing/Audience Development/Outreach, Tiffany Ballroom C, L2
Ticket Centre/Box Office, Lalique, L2
These networking sessions for theatre arts facility managers and job-alike staff departments are a regular feature at Pacific Contact. It is an opportunity to update each other on activities, share experiences, ask questions, and talk about trends and issues.

Sponsored by: The Port Theatre

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cheers! Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Hilton Metrotown Reflect Lounge – L3
Join BCTC’s informal kick-off No Host Bar and Opening Reception. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Dinner not provided.

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Board Buses to Showcase 1, Hotel Lobby Entrance

8:00 PM – 10:20 PM

Showcase 1 –  Michael J Fox Theatre

Joe Trio
Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
Roy & Rosemary Featuring Cody Karey
Mike Delamont – God Is A Scottish Drag Queen
The Travelling Mabels
Royal Wood

Sponsored by: The Feldman Agency

10:45 PM – 1:00 AM
Hospitality Suite for conference delegates and guests, Diamond Penthouse, 1804 
BCTC is pleased to offer late-night hospitality. This is a private suite for delegates of Pacific Contact. BCTC or hotel staff will key delegates to the penthouse. As a courtesy to other hotel guests please be aware to keep voice and noise levels to a minimum as you come and go late-night.

Friday April 1, 2016

7:30 AM
Registration Desk Opens, Crystal Ballroom Foyer, L3

8:00 AM – Noon
Exhibitor Load In, Crystal Ballroom 2&3, L3

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Creative Economy Presentation
, Crystal Ballroom 1, L3

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Crystal Ballroom 1, L3

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Celebrating Our Successes
, Crystal Ballroom 1, L3
Jerry Yoshitomi Meaning Matters, LLC
We begin the day by hearing from three BCTC colleagues from communities large and small, share, in pecha kucha format (six minutes, 20 slides), about a recent project or new initiative in:
• Engaging Audiences & Communities
• Increasing earned/contributed income
• Envisioning/Planning for the Future
We’ll then ask everyone in the room to share one of your success stories from the past year with someone else. We will then build on all of our successes during the session and throughout Pacific Contact 2016.

Sponsored by:

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Pitch & Perform, Baccarat Level 2
In five minutes or less artists and agents will pitch projects and/or perform. This session will give an opportunity for contact room delegates who are not showcasing at Pacific Contact this year the short and sweet opportunity to address presenters.

Time / Group
10:40  ACEproductions
10:45  Cari Burdett
10:50  Monster Theatre
10:55  Made in BC – Dance on Tour
11:00  Major Conrad Flapps
11:05  MOTUS O dance theatre
11:10  PROM’ART – Performing Arts Promotion
11:15  Purple Pirate Entertainment
11:20  The Music of Junk
11:25  Trent Arterberry
11:30  Will Stroet, Pebble Star Productions
11:35  Canada’s Ballet Jorgen
11:40  agence Station bleue
11:45  The Derina Harvey Band

Noon – 1:00 PM
Getting to Know You Lunch,
Tiffany Ballroom, L2

Sponsored by: Danielle_Lefebvre

1:00 – 1:15 PM
Board Buses to Michael J Fox Theatre, Hotel Lobby Entrance

1:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Showcase 2 – Michael J Fox Theatre

Charlie A’Court
Ballet Kelowna
Philip Chiu
Red Sky Performance – Mistatim
James Hill
Karim Dabo
Nick La Riviere

3:50 PM  Buses return to Hilton Hotel

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Contact Room Open
, Crystal Ballroom 2&3

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Dine Arounds

Meet in Hilton Hotel Lobby and walk to restaurants

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Board Buses to Michael J Fox Theatre, Hotel Lobby Entrance
8:00 PM – 10:20 PM

Showcase 3 – Michael J Fox Theatre

Lisa Brokop – The Patsy Cline Project
Old Man Luedecke
Alysha Brilla
Martin O – Dancing Voice
Zogma – Sokalo
Huu Bac Quintet
Stephen Fearing

10:25 PM
Buses return to Hilton Hotel

10:45 PM – 1:00 AM
Hospitality Suite, Diamond Penthouse, 1804
BCTC is pleased to offer late-night hospitality each evening. This is a private suite for delegates of Pacific Contact. BCTC or hotel staff will key delegates to the penthouse. As a courtesy to other hotel guests please be aware to keep voice and noise levels to a minimum as you come and go late-night.

Sponsored by: osac_logo

Saturday April 2, 2016

8:00 AM
Registration Desk Opens, Crystal Ballroom Foyer, L3

Coffee Sponsored by: Revelstoke Arts Council / Performing Arts

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
The Next 10: Imagine The Future – AEA Youth Advisory Panel, Crystal Ballroom 1 L3
Over the past six months BCTC has engaged youth from around the province in the Aspiring & Emerging Artist Touring and Training Initiative (AEA). The AEA program, launched in September 2015, offered a unique opportunity to build relationships with creative, young people from around the province. We invited them to become co-creators and influencers in helping shape our programs, and to provide input for future initiatives.
In this session, members of the AEA Advisory Council have been invited to Pacific Contact to share their interests, motivations, and aspirations. These aspiring and emerging artists, administrators and professionals will discuss their goals, and provide feedback to spark fresh thinking about the way we approach presenting and touring, and about how we can encourage aspiring and emerging artists and audiences in future.

Sponsored by: Surrey Civic Theatres

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

REAL TIME – Conversations at Pacific Contact, Tiffany Ballroom, L2
60-minute Open Space – Table Talk conversations led by those in the know – six to eight topics to choose from every 20 minutes. Delegates will have opportunities to discuss/get answers to that all-important key issue or concern you’ve been wanting to hear/talk about. Check the App or pick up topics list at Registration desk.

Sponsored by: Huntsman Logo

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Board Buses to Shadbolt Centre For The Arts, Hotel Lobby Entrance

Sponsored by: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

11:00 AM – 12:35 AM

Showcase 4  – Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Story Theatre – The Show Must Go On
Silver Screen Scoundrels
Leela Gilday
Bakers Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets

12:15 PM
Additional Bus Pickup to Hart House Lunch, Hilton Hotel Lobby
A mini-bus will pick up artist/agent delegates who have registered for lunch and depart hotel to Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, pick up delegates with mobility issues and proceed to Hart House for lunch. Please be on time.

Sponsored by: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

12:35PM – 1:35 PM
Lunch – Hart House
Historic Hart House is a five-minute walk from the Shadbolt Centre. Bring a jacket and umbrella if raining.

1:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Showcase 5 – Shadbolt Centre For The Arts

Coco Love Alcorn
Eric Harper
Matt Johnson – Urban Deception
Zodiac Trio
Bridget Ryan – Here’s To The Ladies Who Laugh
Duo Concertante
The Lion, The Bear, The Fox

4:05 PM
Buses return to Hilton Hotel

Sponsored by: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Contact Room Open, Crystal Ballroom 2&3, L3

Coffee Sponsored by: Evergreen Cultural Centre

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BCTC Awards Dinner with Silent & Live Auction, Tiffany Ballroom, L2

The ACT - Maple Ridge Agence-Station-Bleue
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Garry Pendergast

Lakes District MaxCameron_Full
Royal McPherson Theatres Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Sponsored By: The ACT Arts Centre, agence Station bleue, Chan Centre For The Performing Arts,
Garry Pendergast, Lakes District Arts Council, Max Cameron Theatre, Royal & McPherson Theatres, Shadbolt Centre For The Arts

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Silent Auction Bidding, Tiffany Ballroom, L2

9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

Showcase 6 & Pitch Performs – Hilton Stage, Crystal Ballroom 1

9:15 PM SHOWCASE – Anne Marie Scheffler – MILF Life Crisis
9:35 PM OTR P&P – The Trips
9:40 PM OTR P&P – The Burn Ins
9:45 PM P&P shameless hussy productions
9:50 PM P&P PilotcoPilot Theatre
9:55 PM P&P VITALY: An Evening of Wonders
10:10 PM SHOWCASE – West My Friend
10:30 PM OTR P&P
10:35 PM OTR P&P
10:40 PM OTR P&P
10:45 PM OTR P&P
10:50 PM OTR P&P
10:55 PM OTR P&P – Kinshira Performance Troupe

11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Hospitality Suite, Diamond Penthouse, 1804

Sponsored by: Canada_Ballet_Jorgen

Sunday April 3, 2016

8:00 AM
Registration Desk Open, Crystal Ballroom Foyer, L3

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Cash-Out Silent Auction, Crystal Ballroom Foyer, L3
If you bid in the silent auction this is the time to see if you won and pick up and pay for your prize(s).

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
BC Regions Block Booking Meeting, Baccarat, L2
This meeting is for BC presenters who wish to meet fellow presenters and BCTC to coordinate block booking. Session facilitators: Sheryl McGraw (BCTC), Skip Taylor and Kevin Korchinski (Organization of Saskatchwan Arts Council).

Sponsored by: Kitimat Concert Association

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Agents, Managers and Artists Peer Session, Waterford Room, L3
Come and network with your colleagues

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Festival Organizers Peer Session, Lalique L2
Welcome a new group meeting at Pacific Contact!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
BCTC Annual General Meeting & Brunch, Crystal Ballroom 1, L3

Sponsored by: Quesnel Live Arts

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Contact Room Open, Crystal Ballroom 2 & 3, L3

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Strike Contact Room

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch On Your Own

1:00 PM – 3:00PM
Bar Talk (when it’s hard to say goodbye), Reflect Lounge, Level 3

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Party – Toast to the 40th!, Reflect Lounge L3

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Board Buses to 40th Anniversary Closing Party

5:30 PM – 10:00PM
Closing Night Dinner & Dance – Live music with The Timewalkers
Federico’s Supper Club, Commercial Drive, Vancouver

10:00 PM
Buses return to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown