ASO Convergence Conference

ASO Convergence Conference

January 22-24 2023

January 22-24 2023

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ASO Convergence Conference

On January 23 – 24, 2023, join fellow arts service organizations (ASOs), and ASO representatives for a future-oriented gathering; a convergence of like-minded organizations and people.

During the two-day convergence, we will be discussing the findings of the Solution Pathways, sharing potential ways forward in the sector, engaging in interactive professional development workshops, and participating in collaborative transformative discussions.

The event will be held at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Catalyst Space, located on the 2nd floor of 80 Gould St.

On January 22, 2023, an opening reception will be held at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, located at 14 Elm Street. Join in an evening of cocktails and light refreshments as we set a collaborative and positive tone for the following two-day event. 
Mass Culture has reserved a block of rooms at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto to better accommodate guests joining from out of town. If you are interested in booking a room at the Chelsea, please reach out to us: gcade@massculture.ca.

We have a limited number of rooms reserved, so we encourage you to book at your earliest convenience. 

Why attend?

Convergence is for anyone interested in taking part in a future-oriented exchange, learning more about how we might work together as an ASO community to advance the future that we envision for the Canadian arts sector.  

Discover: What good work is currently being done in creating positive transformation for the arts sector.
Connect: With a national network of peers in an intimate gathering space as well through participatory hybrid sessions.

ASO Convergence Conversation Starters

What to expect (this section will be updated regularly)

ASO Convergence Speakers

ASO Convergence Speakers

What to expect (this section will be updated regularly)
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Fun Fact: Zainub has made an appearance on Mass Culture's MC Minds Podcast. Click here to find out more!

Available December 2022

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Fun Fact: Luke has created poems inspired by Mass Culture activities in the past. Click here to find out more!

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Production Team

Robin Sokoloski, Co-Producer

Jacoba Knaapen, Co-Producer

Shawn Newman, Creative Director

Kathryn Geertsema, Communications

Gillian Cade, Logistics

Charissa Wilcox, Stage Manager

Bridget MacIntosh, Hybrid Stage Manager

Made possible through the support of

Sector Partners

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