Thursday, March 26th - Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at Ryerson Theatre School

Welcome to the 8th Toronto P.M.Arts Conference!

This year we continue to offer a full weekend of programming and look forward to reuniting most of our team of seasoned presenters. Having survived the 7-Year-Itch ourselves, with a   Conference that is still relevant and useful to the Industry, we must acknowledge that time does not stand still. People move through their working lives changing careers, starting families, finding time to give back, and we hope, finally, coming to a point enjoying the “next phase” of life –retirement. Or at least an end-of-career change of focus.

It is with this in mind, and with much gratitude, that we bid “happy post-work” to Sandy Robinson, formerly of the Sony Centre, and our Negotiations guru. Sandy expertly and patiently led years of participants through the thrills and frustrations of union bargaining. She will be missed.

Organized from the beginning around the core building blocks of “People, Time and Money”, the Conference is offering a newly-crafted session on Budgeting, led by our own Matt Farrell. Keeping with the theme of “Change”, Matt will be stepping away from his long held portfolio of “Health and Safety – Due Diligence” to bring his experience with numbers to the session.

We are also excited to offer a new course – Production Management for Dance – presented by our Conference Administrator, Janelle Rainville. Highly valued in the industry for her ability to move seamlessly between genres, Janelle’s session will highlight the differences between the worlds inhabited by Actors and Dancers.

And, of course, a big welcome and thank you to all returning instructors.

As always, our courses have an appeal for managers and production staff alike, as they offer skills development, the opportunity to share experiences, and the chance to network.

We look forward to seeing you in March.

Peter Fleming 


For more information check out our course calendar