Speaker & Moderator

Selected Presentations & Moderation of Sessions

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  • Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Museum Management as a Catalyst for Economic and Social Development, VI International ICOM Forum “Historico-Cultural Heritage as a Source of Socio-Cultural Development”, Republic of Khakassia, Russia (June, 2016)
  • From Creative to Entrepreneurial Mindset: keynote speech, Yes Montreal Annual Conference “Business Skills for Creative Souls”, Montreal (March 2015)
  • Cultural Networking: Sustainable Strategies and Innovative Actions. ENCATC Annual conference, Helsinki, Finland (October 2011)
  • Artists on the Coast: Between Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Tourists’ Expectations. CityScape International Conference, SEAS project. Skegness, UK (October 2009)
  • Local Cultural Strategies: Challenges and Solutions. International Conference on Capacity building for Local Cultural Development, Kaliningrad, Russia (November 2007)
  • Symposium on Cultural Tourism, Culture and Heritage Institute, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada (June 2007)
  • Visions for Cultural Development in Moldova, International Conference, Chisinau, Moldova (June 2007)
  • Analysis of Methodologies Used by Cultural Observatories and Statistical Centers: Guidelines for Trainers and Researchers. ENCATC International workshop, Bilbao, Spain (September 2005)
  • Catalyst Conference on Cultural Learning and Cultural Entitlement, Liverpool and Manchester (September 2005).
  • Cultural Policy Research in the Countries of South-East Europe: Setbacks and Prospects. Policies for Culture Conference, Belgrade, Serbia (October 2004)
  • Keynote opening. Salzburg Seminars session: Cultural Institutions in Transition: Making the Case for Culture, Salzburg, Austria (March 2004)
  • Keynote opening. International Conference on Cultural Management Education and Training, ENCATC, Torino, Italy (July 2003)
  • Cultural Policy and Financing: an International Overview. International Forum, Arts Council of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (June 2003)
  • Cultural Cooperation with South-East Europe: Challenges and Perspectives. Crossing Perspectives: Cultural Cooperation with South Eastern Europe, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam (June 2003)
  • Privatization in the Cultural Sector. Members of South-East European Parliaments’ Meeting, East West Institute, Belgrade, Serbia (September 2003)
  • Strategic Approach to Networking. AAAE and ENCATC International Conference, Turin, Italy (June 2003)
  • Closing Speech. Second World Summit on the Arts and Culture, International Federation  of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA), Singapore – http://www.ifacca.org/gallery/set/2003-world-summit-on-arts/ (November 2003)
  • Strategic Approach to Networking. Arts for Social Change International Conference, Budapest, Hungary (October 2000)
  • Performing Arts Management: Dilemmas and Perspectives. International Symposium on Arts Management of Association of Cultural Economics International, Tokyo, Japan (May 1999)
  • Contribution of Culture to the Local Economy. Culture and Activities International Conference, Debrecen, Hungary (October 1999)
  • Varbanova, L. (November 1999). on fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria (November 1999)
  • Performing Arts Management in Post-totalitarian Societies. International Theatre Conference, Nagoya, Japan (July 1993)

Invited Research Talks and Workshops294_l

  • International Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Arts: Specificity, Strategies & Trends, On-the-Move International Network, Brussels, Belgium (June 2016)
  • Using the case method in arts management education, Association of Arts Administration Educators, Annual Conference, Montreal (May 2014) – http://2014aaaeannualconference.sched.org/
  • Annual meeting of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers, Antwerp, Belgium (November 2013)
  • Implementation of UNESCO Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Ministerial Meeting for EU neighboring countries and the Caucasus, Lviv, Ukraine (October 2013)
  • European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres General Assembly, London, UK  (September, 2012) – http://www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=246
  • Young cultural policy researchers forum, Helsinki, Finland (October 2011) –  http://www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=83
  • Young cultural policy researchers forum, Lyon, France  – http://www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=83 (October 2008)
  • Stimulating Young Researchers in the field of Cultural Policy. ENCATC Annual Conference and Young researchers forum, Lyon, France (October 2008) – http://www.encatc.org/pages/index.php?id=83
  • Gathering Online Resources on Intercultural Dialogue. Rainbow Platform for Intercultural Dialogue meeting, Brussels, Belgium (June 2008) – intercultural-europe.org/
  • Sustainability Education in Canada, working group meeting, McConnell Family Foundation Montreal. Canada (June 2008) – mcconnellfoundation.ca
  • The Creative Construct: Building for Culture and Creativity Symposium, Ottawa, Canada  (May 2008) – http://www.symposium2008.ca/e/index.html
  • Contribution of Culture to Local Economy. International Forum on the Creative Economy, Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (March, 2008) – http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/education/symposia/creative_economy.aspx
  • Cultural Cooperation in Europe Online: LabforCulture Portal. Let’s talk European: Towards a European public sphere, media summit, Prague, Czech Republic (June, 2007) – http://www.signandsight.com/static/MediaSummitPrague.pdf
  • Teaching Management and Strategy in the Cultural Sector. Training of Trainers for Capacity Building for Cultural Policy in Turkey, Biligi University Istanbul (April, 2007)
  • Facing Diversity and Multiculturalism in Arts Management Training. Competence in Diversity, Diversity in Competence, ENCATC international workshop,  Bratislava, Slovakia (May, 2006).
  • Cultural Policy Models in Central Asia. Cultural Diversity of Central Asia, UNESCO Round Table and Festival, Paris, France (May, 2005).
  • In Search of New Models of Cooperation. IFACCA/ISSEC Research Workshop “Looking for New Connections”, Montreal, Canada (August, 2004).
  • Local Cultural Strategy in South-East Europe: Building on Practice and Experience. International Conference, Policies for Culture, Bucharest, Romania (May 2003)
  • From Theatre Policy to Artistic Practice. Informal European Theatre Meeting, Annual Assembly, Budapest, Hungary (May, 2003)
  • Strategic Approaches to Cultural Cooperation on the Balkans. International Experts meeting on the project “Enlargement of Minds”, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (June, 2003)
  • Changing Realities: Use of Online Technologies in Arts Management Practice. International Conference on e-culture, CIRCLE-CULTURELINK, Zagreb,  Croatia (April, 2003)
  • Round table of experts on current situation in arts management training in Europe, Boekman foundation, Amsterdam (March, 2003).
  • Strategic Approaches to Local Development in the Balkans. Policies for Culture Regional Debates on Local Cultural Strategies, Bucharest, Romania (May, 2003).
  • Cultural Policy: in Search of a Model. Conference on Balkan Cultural Policy, Ohrid, Macedonia (June, 2003)
  • In Search of an Efficient Model for Supporting the Arts.  International  Round Table on Comparative Cultural Policies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (June, 2003)
  • Legislative Changes in the cultural sector in Central Asia. International round table “Comparative Cultural Policies in Central Asia”, Almaty, Kazakhstan (December 2002)
  • International Panel Discussion on EU Accession and the Role of Culture, European Forum of Arts and Heritage. Ljubljana, Slovenia (November 2002)
  • Policy Colloquium Culture in the Future Architecture of Europe, organized by the European Cultural Foundation and European Forum of Arts and Heritage, Brussels, Belgium (October 2002)
  • Volunteering in Central and Eastern Europe: Issues and Solutions. Volunteerism in the Arts, CIRCLE Round Table, Newcastle, UK (June 2001)
  • Cultural Cooperation Policies and Practices in Central and Eastern Europe. International Cultural Cooperation Policies  Whose Agenda is it Anyway”, Krakow, Poland (June 1999)
  • Labour-Management Contract System in the Performing Arts. International workshop on Labour Market in the Arts, Helsinki, Finland (September 1996)
  • Projects in the Arts as Tools for International Cooperation. International Seminar on Mediterranean Cultural Co-operation, Barcelona, Spain (September 1996)
  • Crossing Borders and Artistic Mobility: Challenges for Easter Europe. Shortcut Europe Project, Copenhagen, Denmark (September 1996)
  • Emerging Arts Management Education in Bulgaria. International Seminar on Arts Management Training and Education. Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France (April 1994)

Other Conference Presentations and Public Lectures1185741_273995726076234_461048437_n

  • Creative Industries in the European Union: Why and How the EU cares?, Globalization Forum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada – https://www.facebook.com/events/1665805997000500/  (February 2016)
  • Arts, Culture and the NGO sector in 21st century: In search of new strategies, entrepreneurial models and innovative approaches,  Tajik State National University, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (October 2014)
  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector. Bir Duino, Kyrgysztan – http://birduino.kg/en (March 2014)
  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Arts,  Center of Contemporary Arts, Lviv, Ukraine (October 2013)
  • Strategic Approaches and Entrepreneurial Projects in Creative Industries. University of National and World Economy, Sofia, unwe.bg/en (February 2013)
  • Managing Diversity and Social Cohesion: The Canadian Experience. International Conference of  the Association of Central European Canadianists – http://www.cecanstud.cz , Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Cultural Diversity and Arts Management Practice. Cultural Warming, IETM Annual Meeting, Panel on cultural diversity, Montreal, Canada –  http://www.ietm.org (June 2007)
  • Cultural Versus National Borders. Europe Now/Europe Next, Budapest, Hungary – http://www.europe.culturebase.net/ (February 2007)
  • Transforming Communities through Culture. Creative City Network Conference, Toronto, Canada –http://www.creativecity.ca (June 2006)
  • Whose Culture is it? Trans-generation Approaches to Culture, CIRCLE round table,  Barcelona, Spain –http://www.circle-network.org (December 2004)
  • Strategies in the Cultural Sector. International Conference on Cultural Policy and Arts Production, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (September 2004)
  • Cultural Policies and Cultural Development in Southeastern Europe: New  Realities and Challenges, CULTURELINK/IMO, Zagreb-  http://www.culturelink.hr (September 2004)
  • Comparative Approach to Cultural Policy Issues. International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Montreal, Canada (August 2004)
  • Towards Establishment of a European Portal for Cultural Cooperation. Sharing Cultures: A Contribution to Cultural Policies for Europe, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam (July 2004)
  • The Role and Responsibilities of Managers in the field of Performing Arts: Marketing Dilemmas. International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) Annual Conference, London, UK – http://www.ispa.org (December 2003)
  • Civil Society Sector in Central and Eastern Europe: In Search of Changes. Advancing Cultural Diversity Globally: The Role of Civil Society, International Network of Cultural Diversity – http://www.imo.hr/node/805, Opathija, Croatia (October 2003)
  • Lotteries in Support of the Arts in Central and Eastern Europe. Gambling on Culture: State Lotteries as a Source of Funding for Culture – the Arts  and Heritage, CIRCLE International Round Table, Roma, Italy (October 2003)
  • Immigration of Artists: Challenges and Trends. Gaining from Migration, International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, Invitation by the Canadian Cultural Heritage(September 2003).
  • Performing Arts Markets in Eastern Europe. 13th International Conference of the International Artists’ Managers’ Association IAMA, London, UK – http://www.iamaworldcom (September 2003)
  • Multicultural Aspects of the Bulgarian Society. International conference and colloquium ‘Canada: Global Model for a Multicultural State”, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (September 2002)
  • The Impact of EU Enlargement on the Countries in Transition. International conference “Bigger, Better, Beautiful-EU enlargement  process”, Budapest,  Hungary – http://www.budobs.org/pdf/BBB%20Full%20Report%202002.pdf (February 2002)
  • Multiculturalism: Is it Part of the Cultural Policy in Central and Eastern Europe? International Round Table “Culture and Social Cohesion” organized by CIRCLE and CCRN,  Edmonton, Canada (June 2000)
  • Cultural Management Training in Eastern Europe: International Cooperation and Local Challenges. International Conference on Cultural Management, University of Bologna, Italy (May 1999)
  • European Integration: Impact of Cultural Cooperation for Central and Eastern Europe. International Conference on European Integration, Protestant Academy, Tutzin, Germany (May 1999)
  • Forum meeting, White Oak Plantation, Florida, USA – http://remarque.as.nyu.edu (November 1998)
  • Privatization of Culture in the Countries in Transition: Mechanisms, Outcomes, Challenges. International conference on Privatization of Culture, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (June 1998)
  • The Changing Profile of Cultural Administrators in Central and Eastern Europe. International seminar on Public Administration, NISPA, Tallinn, Estonia (May 1997)
  • Emerging Cultural Managers in Central and Eastern Europe. International conference “Management Tasks in the Process of Cultural Integration in Europe”, Vienna, Austria (October 1996)
  • Cultural Management Training in Central and Eastern Europe. International Conference on Cultural Management, organized by the Ministry  of Culture of Spain, Valencia, Spain (February 1996)
  • Performing Arts Management in Eastern Europe: Changing Realities and Future Perspectives. XI World Congress of the International Federation of Theatre Researches, Moscow, Russia (June 1004)

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