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Publication and Communication Commission Annual Meeting, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, October 15-17, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

[Revised October 11, 2016]

The Publication and Communications Commission invites all OISTAT members and commission delegates to attend our upcoming commission meetings in the Netherlands on October 15th – October 17th, 2016. 

Gerbrand Borgdorff and Bert Determann have organized a wonderful program. The commission meeting’s schedule includes:

All OISTAT members are welcome to participate in the commission meeting and supporting activities.

Any questions can be directed to Carl Walling at carl.h.walling@gmail.com
 

Final Draft of Meeting Schedule

(Daily activities and schedule are subject to change)

Saturday, October 15th 
Morning                  Arrival of PCC members and invited guests in Rotterdam 
12.00p – 1.00p       Lunch at Rotterdamse Schouwburg 
                                 Address: Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, Netherlands 
                                 OISTAT members will meet in the main lobby of Rotterdamse Schouwburg.
                                 Lunch and introductions. A tour of the performance venue will follow lunch. 
1.00p – 3.30p        Tour of Rotterdamse Schouwberg 
3.30p – 4.15p         Presentations: Session #1 – Communication through Practice 
                                 (1 Presentation @ 15-20 minutes per presentation) 
                                 Location: TBD Conference Room at Rotterdamse Schouwberg 
                                 Ivo Kersmaekers (Belgium) 
                                 “100 years of painted backdrops – the rediscovery of a forgotten stock” 

4.15 – 5.00p           Digital Theatre Words Presentation & Discussion 
                                  Location: TBD Conference Room at Rotterdamse Schouwberg 
Jerome Maeckelbergh (Digital Theatre Words Project Coordinator) leads a discussion about OISTAT’s Digital Theatre Words (DTW), the project’s status and its future goals.

5.00 – 6.00p           Regional Trade Magazine & Academic Journal Editors Meeting 
                                   Location: TBD Conference Room at Rotterdamse Schouwberg 
This commission meeting encourages new collaborations between commission members, regional trade magazine editors and local academic journal editors. Many years ago, the Publication and Communication Commission’s membership were very connected to the performance industry’s publications – the commission would like to rebuild those connections. All commission members are highly encouraged to attend. 

                                   Gerbrand Borgdorff & Carl Walling (Session Facilitators)
                                   Jan Decalf (STEPP Magazine: Editor)
                                   Ivo Kersmaekers (STEPP Magazine: International Editor)
                                   Inge Fraters (Zichtlijnen: Editor-in-Chief)
                                   Eric de Ruijter (Zichtlijnen: Editor)
                                   Henk van der Geest (Zichtlijnen: Contributing Editor)
                                   Kamelia Nikolova (Art Studies Quarterly: Deputy Editor)
                                   Johan Mansfeldt (ProScen: Associate Editor/Writer) 
6.00 – 7.00p           Dinner 
                                  Location: TBD
Evening                   Dance performance in Rotterdam 
                                  (Optional – Please contact Bert and Gerbrand to make a reservation) 

Sunday, October 16th – Rotterdam 
9.00a – 12.30p       Publication & Communication Commission’s Annual Business Meeting 
                                  Location: TBD Conference Room at Rotterdamse Schouwberg 
OISTAT members will meet in the main lobby of Rotterdamse Schouwburg. This session will be commission’s annual business meeting. 

                                  The business meeting’s agenda includes the following topics: 
                                  World Stage Design 2017 Commission Projects 
                                  Core Strategy Student Project
                                  2017 & 2018 Commission Meeting Proposals
                                  Social Media Goals
                                  Strategic Planning Project – OISTAT 2018
                                  Information Sharing (Newsletter)
                                  OISTAT Publications Update
                                  OISTAT Archival Restoration
                                  OISTAT Seed Money Projects 
                                  All OISTAT members are highly encouraged to attend. 
12.30 – 2.30p         Short boat trip and lunch on the waterfront 
2.30 – 5.00p          Tour of Nieuwe Luxor Theatre 
                                  Location: Posthumalaan 1, 3072 AG Rotterdam 
                                  OISTAT members joining the group after lunch will meet in the main lobby of Nieuwe Luxor Theatre. 
5.00p – 6.30p        Dinner 
                                  Location: TBD 
Evening                  Dance performance in Rotterdam 
                                  (Optional – Please contact Bert and Gerbrand to make a reservation) 

Monday, October 17th – Amsterdam 
Morning TBD           PCC meeting attendees travel via train to Amsterdam 
OISTAT members will meet in the main lobby of Rotterdamse Schouwburg – we will agree to a meeting time during our business meeting on Sunday morning. The group will travel together to Rotterdam Centraal train station. 

Morning TBD           Tour of Amsterdam Stadsschouwberg 
                                    Location: Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands
12.00 – 1.30p            Lunch 
1.30p – 2.30p          Presentations: Session #2 – Communication through Society and Culture 
                                   (2 Presentations @ 20 minutes per presentation) 
                                   Location: TBD Conference Room 
Henk van der Geest (The Netherlands) 
“Theatre as Role Model for the ‘Real’ World: ‘skills you learn and need in the theatre can be looked at as a blueprint for a better society’” 

Carl Walling (United States) 
“Representing Shifting Perspectives in Northern Ireland through Stage Image” 

2.30 – 4.00p            PCC Project Proposal & Discussions 
                                   Location: TBD Conference Room 

Johan Mansfeldt (Sweden) 
“Establishing Photo Documentation Standards for Design Projects & Accessibility” 
Unresolved Agenda Items or New Business resulting from Sunday’s PCC meetings