Symposium Schedule

Below is a schedule of events, workshops, demonstrations, and panels taking place at To Light the Fire. Check for updates and note that some events may be subject to change. All events taking place at Hotel North II unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, November 19

7:00pm – Early Registration (taking place at Maxwells)
7:00pm – Exhibition Opening & Kudluk Lighting / Opening Reception Remarks (Maxwells)
8:00pm – Exhibition

Friday, November 20

8:00am – Smudging Ceremony
8:00am – Registration Continues & Breakfast
9:00am – Symposium Opening / Opening Prayer / Welcoming Remarks
9:45am – Opening Keynote (Ryan Rice)
10:30am – Panel Discussion #1 (The Business of Being an Artist)
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Demonstrations #1 (Dolls, Moccasins / Slipper Sewing Circle)
3:00pm – Gallery Viewing Break / Networking Opportunities / Pop-Up Shop Setup
5:00pm – Dinner

Evening Entertainment & Activity
5:00pm to 9:00pm – Pop-Up Shops
7:00pm to 9:30pm – Short Film Festival

Saturday, November 21

8:00am – Registration Continues & Breakfast
9:00am – NFB & Canada Council Presentations
10:00am – Opportunities Roundtable
(Tables include: Funders, Art Banks, Residencies, Post-Secondary Education, and Galleries)
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Demonstrations #2 (Drum Making, Bone Carving)
3:00pm – Panel Discussion #2 (Discipline Specific Workshops)
(Disciplines include: Film, Music, Dance, Throat Singing, and Multimedia)
5:00pm – Dinner

Evening Entertainment & Activity
5:00pm to 9:00pm – Pop-Up Shops
7:00pm to 9:30pm – Showcase Event (Maxwells)

Sunday, November 22

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Next Steps
10:45am – Closing Keynote (Carla Taunton)
11:45am – Closing Prayer
12:00pm – Closing Lunch

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