Professional Development Institute

WAA's Professional Development Institute (PDI)  offers tuition-based workshops and seminars using some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field as faculty. Courses ranging from three to eight hours of instruction are designed to offer practical information for immediate application. Topics in recent years include: Social Media Marketing, Doing the Deal, The Business of Touring, Winning Strategies in this Economy, Legal Challenges of Presenting & Touring Foreign Artists, and Understanding Arts Audience Segmentation Models.

Indigenous Performance Symposium

Exploring the range of issues confronting practitioners, facilitators, and presenters of Indigenous performance.

Sunday, August 30, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
UBC's Museum of Anthropology
Price: $125.00 US

Social Media Engagement Metrics & Analytics

Learn how to find influencers and taste-makers, measure if and how your message is sinking in, explore platforms beyond Facebook and Twitter, and get to your supporters offline!

Monday, August 31, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Room: Mackenzie
Members $125.00 US / Nonmembers $150.00 US

Making Our Case

Monday, August 31, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Room: Seymour
Price:  Members $75.00 US / Nonmembers $100.00 US

Develop skills to gather and then communicate the impact of our work as performing arts presenters and touring artists.