Ontario Roundtable 2023

Tuesday May 2, 2023, UofT School Of Music

80 Queens Park
Room 330
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Registration Required

  1. Agenda
  2. Speakers
  3. Sponsors and Funders
  4. Registration and Attendee Portal
  5. Covid Guidelines for this Event

Draft Agenda: Subject to Change

  1. 10:30 am: Coffee, mingle
  2. 11:00-11:15 am: Welcome, Announcements
  3. 11:15-12 Noon: Facilitated Meet and Greet
  4. 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch
  5. 1:00-1:45 pm: Panel: Audience Development Issues and Challenges
    1. Moderator: Christina Loewen
    2. Speakers: Perryn Leech, General Director COC; Kendra Bator, Associate General Manager, Mirvish Productions, Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts, Aga Khan Museum
  6. 1:45-2:00 pm Break
  7. 2:00-3:15 pm Breakout Conversations
    1. Education: Facilitator: Dean Burry; Guests: Renee Salewski, NATS, Sheree Spencer, Volcano, Chris Thornborrow, composer
    2. HR, Burnout and Sustainability: Facilitator: Michael Hidetoshi Mori; Guest: Guest: Margartet Evans, Balancing Act
    3. Touring and Opera Outside the GTA: Facilitator: Valerie Dueck, pianist; Guest: Dani Fecko, Fascinator Management
  8. 3:15-3:30 pm Break
  9. 3:30-4:00 pm Report Backs, Closing remarks
  10. 4:45-6:30 pm Reception, Duke of York Pub (RSVP Required: Click Here) rsvp deadline Friday April 28.

Conference Speakers

Artist Ticket Doubling Sponsors


Registration and Attendee Portal

View all attendees here: https://www.opera.ca/conference-attendees

COVID Guidelines:

This event is hosted at UofT, and as such is following UofT’s COVID Guidelines.

  1. Complete Guidelines (Click Here)
  2. Campus Covid Safety FAQ (Click Here)

Please note, regarding masking:

  1. From the FAQ “The University is a mask-friendly environment, and we ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels, and health needs.”
  2. AOC will have masks available at the event.