With apologies for any cross postings
We are writing to invite you to participate in the international conference Festivals and Communities: Realising the Potential to
be held in Sheffield, UK 23-25 September 2004. The conference is being organised by the International Festivals and Events
Association Europe in partnership with the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Sheffield Hallam University.
This international conference will provide a unique forum for festival/cultural event organisers, community representatives and
researchers to explore policy, best practice, new ideas and networks. Themes to be addressed during the conference presentations
and workshops will include the contributions that festivals can make to local economic development, social well-being, community
relations, inclusion and civic pride and the promotion of skills and artistic creativity.
Conference speakers and workshop moderators include leading international experts on cultural festivals and communities, just a
few of whom are listed on the programme that is attached.
We encourage you to register before 1st August in order to benefit from an 'early-bird' rate and to secure your place at this
We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in September.
Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
School of Sport and Leisure Management
Sheffield Hallam University
Tel +44 (114) 225 2957
Fax +44 (114) 225 3343
Joost ter Waarbeck
International Festivals and Events Association Europe