CONVERGE: National Symposium on Theatre & Young People

9.00am – 6.30pm, Wed 16 October 2019
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne (VIC)

TNA’s national symposium builds on a University of Melbourne research project, Creative Convergence, involving a partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company, Arena Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Geelong Arts Centre, HotHouse Theatre, Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria.

Converge focuses on practice, research, technology, and engaging young people.
Click on links below to view online program, breakout sessions and delegate list.


ONLINE PROGRAM


PEER CIRCLES – BREAKOUT TOPICS


DEEP DIVE – TOPICS


DELEGATE LIST – SEE WHO IS COMING!


REGISTER HERE

TICKETS (incl. GST)
Interstate/Regional Indies  FREE*
Independents                     $55
Small to Medium                $143
Large / Uni / Gov                $275

Ticket price includes full catering.

*A number of complimentary tickets are reserved for interstate and regionally based independents. Places are for unwaged, professional practitioners primarily making work by, with and for young people.


AUXILIARY EVENTS 

‘The End of Eddy’ – Melbourne Festival Delegate Discount
7.30pm, Wed 16 or Thur 17 Oct
Malthouse Theatre

Unicorn Theatre and Untitled Projects (UK)
Discount link provided upon registration.


Artist Learning Session with Jessica Wilson
‘International touring for self-producing artists’
2.00pm – 5.30pm, Thur 17 Oct
Signal, Flinders Walk, Melbourne
This hands-on artist learning session looks at current international touring opportunities and explores how to adapt work for different markets in ways that enrich rather than diminish the original product. Presented by ArtPlay Signal.
Free workshop, places are limited. Book here.


BURSARIES AND ACCESS
TNA is not able to provide travel bursaries for Converge, but will happily write letters of support for those applying for funding assistance. If cost is a barrier, please contact TNA so we can work with you to ensure your voice is part of the conversation.

Converge will be Auslan interpreted. All spaces are wheelchair accessible. Gender-neutral and accessible toilets on site. Babes in arms welcome. Please outline any other requirements during registration or contact Bethany.