Culture of Community


The annual CAPACOA conference is a networking and booking conference and the meeting place of the national presenting and touring sector. Professional development activities are central to the program with workshops, plenary panel discussions, a diverse and exciting performance and showcase program, exhibit hall, pitch sessions and networking opportunities.

Themed “The Culture of Community”, 2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of this event. The Conference will take place in Ottawa, November 15-18. Programming will include:


  • Showcases by emerging and established artists from a variety of disciplines and music genres
  • Workshops, plenary sessions, PD Sessions
  • The Succession Plan mentorship program
  • Exhibit hall (market place)
  • Networking events
  • Peer sessions
  • Pitch Sessions
  • One on one meetings

 The CAPACOA conference is a significant event for the performing arts sector.