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2017 Schedule of Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration
Sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Welcome Meet Up
Join fellow delegates for a drink and conversation to kick off your COntact East conference experience.
Hospitality Suite - Hampton Inn

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:00 am – 1:30 pm Professional Development Session
New and Evolving Conversations - Presented in partnership with IPAA and CAPACOA.
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
Provided by Contact East
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Presenters "First Timers" Lunch
NOTE: This is an invitation only lunch for first time presenter delegates.
Corner Office - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:00 am Showcase 1
Payadora Tango Ensemble, Kobo Town, The Small Glories, Hogtown Brass Quintet, Lloyd Spiegel
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm One-2-One Meetings
Pre-registration was required to take part in these meetings. 
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception
Membertou Heritage Park
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Supper on your own
See the "Locals Guide to Membertou" in the conference handbook for restaurant options!
Various Restaurants
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite
Hampton Inn

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
8:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 am – 8:50 am Lobby Call - 8:25am - Drive to Highland Arts Theatre
Contact East volunteers will provide transportation from the Hampton Inn to the Highland Arts Theatre for the pitches - approx. an eight minute drive.
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:00 am – 10:00 am Artist Pitches
Mike Delamont, Earle and Coffin, Rebecca Perry, Dennis and Kinley, Roseneath Theatre, Ryan Cook, Jazz Affair, Pierre Rancourt
Highland Arts Theatre (HAT)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm One-2-One Business Meetings
Pre-registration was required to take part in these meetings.
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Provided by Contact East
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Professional Development Session
Success Stories - Tales from the Field
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm Showcase 2
James & Jamesy, Cy, Andrew Collins Trio, Diyet, Chris Kirby and Kim Dunn, André Rodrigues, Union Duke
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:30 pm – 7:45 pm Supper On Your Own
See the "Locals Guide to Membertou" in the conference handbook for restaurant options!
Various Restaurants
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Showcase 3
Video Phase, Matthew Byrne, Nicolas Pellerine et les Grands Hurleurs, Ouroboros, Betty Bonifassi
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:30 pm – 12:00 am Hospitality Suite
Hospitality Suite - Hampton Inn

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:55 am – 9:30 am Lobby Call - 8:50 am
Transportation to Glace Bay - approx. 30 minutes
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:45 am – 11:15 am Showcase 4
Stéphanie Morin-Robert, Stéphane Tétreault & Marie-Éve Scarfone, Eric Harper, Rum Ragged
Savoy Theatre
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Cape Breton Experience
Cape Breton Experience inculdes:  Lunch at the Cape Breton Miner's Museum and an underground mine tour (optional - pre-registration required).
Glace Bay
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Showcase 5
Eastern Front Theatre, AYRAD, Meaghan Blanchard, Tomas Kubinek, Heather Rankin
Savoy Theatre
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Contact Room
Complimentary Snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Final Party
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am APA AGM Brunch
All delegates are welcome to attend!
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
11:15 am – 1:00 pm APA Member's Meeting
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre