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Utopia Festival: Women In Digital Culture

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Utopia Festival: Women In Digital Culture

Time: March 5, 2011 at 10am to March 6, 2011 at 3am
Location: W2 Storyeum
Event Type: festival, unconference, party, workshop, media, art, dj, live, pa, video
Organized By: W2 Woodwards
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2011

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Event Description

The largest women's lineup in electronic music western Canada has ever seen! Daytime unconference (with 150 participants) & evening showcase (1000+ attendees) celebrating women and digital culture.

Advance tickets now on sale: http://utopiafestival.eventbrite.com/

Starring Peaches (Berlin), Tanya Tagaq (NWT), Isis Salam (Toronto), Cris Derksen, Betti Forde (Toronto), B-Traits (London/YVR), Librarian, Lynx (Oakland), Zenobia Salik, She, Blondtron, Lady Lane, Tank Girl, Miss M, Just Sheila, Bles-sed, The Square Root of Evil, Miss Innocent, JNL, Tapes + more. Media artists VJ Electrabelle, Julie Gendron, Sebnem Ozpeta, Claudia Medina, Krista Lomax + more TBA.

Morning Skills Workshops (10am-12noon, all ages), Mobile Dance Party-meet at Broadway Skytrain (12:30pm-2pm), Conference (2-8), Evening Program (8-10:30), Showcase! (10:30-late, 19+). Celebrate women making music and the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.

Five creative streams are being presented: electro, hip hop, bass, elctro-acoustic and live cinema. Produced by W2, and curated by DJ Betti Forde, Nina Mendoza, DJ Librarian, and Irwin Oostindie.

Check out this background article on Granville Online.

The Festival coincides with the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day and its theme: 100 Women, 100 Artworks.

Proceeds support W2's Second Annual Girls Creative Tech Summer Camps (8-14 years).

Call for workshop proposals: DJs and live PA; media art performers & installations for this showcase of electronic leaders and emerging artists. Inquiries irwin@creativetechnology.org or call W2 office: 604.689.9896

SCHEDULE
    •    Unconference registration table opens 9am
    •    Youth delegates welcome 9am-9pm
    •    Childcare provided on-site 9am-9pm
    •    While the unconference and training sessions are open to women only, everything else men are welcome.

10am-12noon Morning Music-Making Workshops 
Hands-on creative technology workshops electronic music production, turntabling, video production, music journalism. All levels of experience welcome including youth (15-19 year olds) 12 – 1pm Lunch 


12:30 – 2:00 Mobile Dance Party

Public, free
. Meet at Broadway skytrain 12:30pm for a live pirate radio broadcast and dance party down The  Drive in celebration of the 100th anniv International Women’s Day.

2-8pm Unconference

2:00 - registration opens


2:30 conference welcome; opening keynote


3:00 opening panel


3:45 open space intro


3:45 coffee break provided by W2 media cafe


4:00  open space sessions I + II - (5 concurrent)


6:00 production workshops (5 parallel streams: electro; bass; hip hop; electro-acoustic, live cinema)


7:00-8:00pm dinner reception

8pm Evening Program


Keynote address: Peaches (Berlin)
Music with Tanya Tagaq (NWT) with guests, plus Women Writers - readings in association with W2 Real Vancouver Writer’s Series.

10:30pm Showcase!


Featuring 25 artists performing in 3 rooms: electro, bass, hip hop.
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Utopia Now Internship
Pre-Festival: March 1-4, 2011, 12-5pm
Production and creation sessions providing mentored training for 20 interested women volunteers with a 4-day work experience building the festival.
Send a paragraph explaining your interest to: w2hiring@gmail.com

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