• Congress Welcome Provocation & Drinks Reception

    Congress Welcome Provocation & Drinks Reception

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    Welcome to Fringe World Congress 2018!
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  • International Late Night Party

    International Late Night Party

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    Come to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and ISPA International Late Night Party!
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Congress Welcome Provocation & Drinks Reception

Welcome to Fringe World Congress 2018! Join our opening provocation on The Politics of Art by Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Then join us for a Welcome Drinks to meet your fellow Congress Delegates from around the world!
Event start time:
18:00 - 16th August 2018

Event duration:
180 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

International Late Night Party

Please join the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and ISPA to celebrate international relationships and cultural connections between Scotland and the rest of the world.
Event start time:
21:00 - 16th August 2018

Event duration:
240 mins

LULU, 125B GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH EH2 4JN
  • Can Fringe Change the World?

    Can Fringe Change the World?

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    Fringe Festivals can be important catalysts for Political, Social and Educational change through their creativity.
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  • How Do You Fringe?

    How Do You Fringe?

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    How do you make your Fringe happen? Let's talk efficiency tools...
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  • The Politics of Employment

    The Politics of Employment

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    Join this round table discussion on Staffing & Volunteers as a workforce.
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  • Gender Equality  and Wider Representation

    Gender Equality and Wider Representation

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    How do we ensure that our Fringes represent our audiences and the wider world?
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  • Box Office: What's new in Ticketing

    Box Office: What's new in Ticketing

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    Our panel will touch on innovations in the field and host a discussion on what is important to you!
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  • Marketing yourself in 2018: How digital is too digital?

    Marketing yourself in 2018: How digital is too digital?

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    How do I market a whole Fringe worth of shows equally and with meaning? Is there still value in a printed programme or can digital speak to everyone?
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Can Fringe Change the World?

Fringe Festivals can be important catalysts for Political, Social and Educational change through their creativity. Join the panel for a discussion on Art as tool for activism. CHAIR: Shona McCarthy, EdFringe PANEL: Kevin Patterson, San Diego Fringe Achim Wieland, Buffer Fringe Adam J. K. Potrykus, Stockholm Fringe Aukje Verhoog , Amsterdam Fringe
Event start time:
10:30 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

How Do You Fringe?

How do you make your Fringe happen? What tools can't you live without? Join the discussion on what works and what doesn't? CHAIR: Holly Payton Lombardo PANEL: Chris Perkin, Eventotron Kevin Patterson, San Diego Fringe Kerri Glasscock, Sydney Fringe
Event start time:
12:00 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

The Politics of Employment

Join this round table discussion on Staffing & Volunteers as a workforce. Explore the various staffing models that exist and the rise of the Fair Fringe movement. ROUND TABLE LEAD: Lyndsey Jackson, Director of Operations EdFringe
Event start time:
12:00 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
60mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Gender Equality and Wider Representation

How do we ensure that our Fringes represent our audiences and the wider world. What does #MeToo mean for your Fringe? The panel will lead on discussions about Gender and LGBTQI+ Representation, Leadership Diversity, and Audience Development. CHAIR: Heather Croall, Adelaide Fringe PANEL: Elizabeth Bohan, Scanton Fringe Yana Alana, Performer Kate Brenna, National Theatre of Scotland
Event start time:
13:30 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Box Office: What's new in Ticketing

Our panel will touch on innovations in the field and host a discussion on what is important to you, how digital can a Box Office truly be and does your size impact this? CHAIR: Lyndsey Jackson, Director of Operations EdFringe PANEL: Jane Colton, Head of Customer Care, Red 61 Andy Meldrew, Street Events Manager, EdFringe Alex Petty, Laughing Horse
Event start time:
13:30 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Marketing yourself in 2018: How digital is too digital?

How to market a whole Fringe worth of shows equally and with meaning. Is there still value in a printed programme or can digital speak to everyone? CHAIR: Olly Davies , Head of Press, Marketing & Sponsorhip, EdFringe PANEL: Daniel Saunders, Digital Manager, EdFringe Miriam Attwood Storyelling PR & Summerhall Press Office Ashleigh McManus, Adelaide Fringe Kristina Vahvaselka, FinFringe TBC
Event start time:
15:00 - 17th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
  • Fringe Finances: Who does what and does it add up?

    Fringe Finances: Who does what and does it add up?

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    Hear from 4 Fringes with differing financial models and learn what works and what doesn't.
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  • Innovative Fundraising

    Innovative Fundraising

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    Is public sector funding a thing of the past? How to get crowdfunding right? What do Sponsors actually want?
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  • Mental Health; Self Care & Responsibility for Others

    Mental Health; Self Care & Responsibility for Others

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    Self Care for Fringe Managers, how helping yourself will help those around you!
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  • Does the size of your Fringe matter?

    Does the size of your Fringe matter?

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    Fringe comes in all shapes and sizes, but are there major differences in what we are all trying to do or do we just scale up or down to fit?
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  • Open Access vs Over Saturation: Is open access ever truly open or accessible?

    Open Access vs Over Saturation: Is open access ever truly open or accessible?

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    With so many Fringe models operating across the globe, sometimes the act of open access isn't enough.
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  • Building Diverse Audiences: How to….

    Building Diverse Audiences: How to….

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    How do we empower our venues to diversify their programme?
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Fringe Finances: Who does what and does it add up?

Hear from 4 Fringes with differing financial models and learn what works and what doesn't. Explore the Free Fringe and Pay What you Want alongside the Open Access and Curatorial models. CHAIR: Tony Lankester, National Arts Festival Fringe PANEL: Matt Panesh, Morecambe Fringe Jill Rozell,CAFF Alauna Friskics, Orlando Fringe TBC
Event start time:
10:00 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Innovative Fundraising

Is public sector funding a thing of the past? How to get crowdfunding right? What do Sponsors actually want? Our panel will lead a discussion on how to fundraise in 2018 and beyond. CHAIR: Catriona Reynolds, Arts & Business Scotland PANEL: Brigid Kennedy, Marketing Manager, EdFringe Andrew Nicholson, Virgin Money Amy Blackmore, Montreal Fringe Kickstarter TBC
Event start time:
10:00 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
90mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Mental Health; Self Care & Responsibility for Others

Self Care for Fringe Managers, how helping yourself will help those around you! CHAIR: Rachel Sanger, Head of Particpant Services EdFringe PANEL : Andrew Eaton Lewis Mental Health Foundation Tracy Gentles, Sick of the Fringe
Event start time:
12:00 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Does the size of your Fringe matter?

Fringe comes in all shapes and sizes, but are there major differences in what we are all trying to do or do we just scale up or down to fit? CHAIR: Holly Payton Lombardo PANEL: Heather Croall, Adelaide Fringe Adam J. K. Potrykus, Stockholm Fringe Steve Gove, Prague Fringe "
Event start time:
13:30 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Open Access vs Over Saturation: Is open access ever truly open or accessible?

With so many Fringe models operating across the globe, sometimes the act of open access isn't enough and engagement and active invitation is needed to ensure participation from traditionally excluded sectors. CHAIR: Rachel Sanger, Head of Particpant Services EdFringe PANEL: Briana Pegado, Student Arts Festival Hannah Clarke, NZ Fringe Kate Griffin, Whale Arts
Event start time:
13:30 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Building Diverse Audiences: How to….

How do we empower our venues to diversify their programme? What are the financial implications of diversification? The benefits of attracting new and future audiences have a cost in the present, is it worth it? CHAIR: Kerri Glassock, Sydney Fringe PANEL: Dawn Taylor (Eclipse) TBC Queens of Sheba TBC David Martin, Hidden Door Milica Milosevic-Robson/Gary Cameron, Creative Scotland
Event start time:
15:00 - 18th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
  • Networking & Feedback brunch hosted by the Sharjah International Fringe

    Networking & Feedback brunch hosted by the Sharjah International Fringe

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    Join us for an informal brunch to start off the 2nd last day of Congress.
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  • Is Your Fringe Accessible? For who?

    Is Your Fringe Accessible? For who?

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    How accessible is your Fringe? The panel will look at how to build disability access into programming and audience development as well as the bricks and mortar.
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  • Artist Development

    Artist Development

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    Hear from 4 Fringes who all try to ensure that Artist Development is at the core of their activities.
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  • Environmental Sustainability as Temporary Event: How green can Fringe be?

    Environmental Sustainability as Temporary Event: How green can Fringe be?

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    Everyone wants to be green, but sometimes it feels impossible.
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  • Fringe World Fair: Your chance to meet the  your future best sellers!

    Fringe World Fair: Your chance to meet the your future best sellers!

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    Join the Fringe World Fair and meet your future participants!
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Networking & Feedback brunch hosted by the Sharjah International Fringe

Join us for an informal brunch to start off the 2nd last day of Congress. Tell us how we are doing and how we can improve the experience for visiting delegates. Supported by Sharjah International Fringe
Event start time:
10:30 - 19th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Is Your Fringe Accessible? For who?

How accessible is your Fringe? The panel will look at how to build disability access into programming and audience development as well as the bricks and mortar. CHAIR: Claire Stone, Devoted & Disgruntled PANEL: Lynsey McLean, Community Engagement and Access Manager Ray Bradshaw, Performer Roberts Softley-Gale, Birds of Paradise Samuel Maggs, Gig Buddies
Event start time:
12:30 - 19th August 2018

Event duration:
60mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Artist Development

Hear from 4 Fringes who all try to ensure that Artist Development is at the core of their activities. CHAIR: R obyn Jancovich-Brown, Participant and Industry Development Manager, Ed Fringe PANEL: Hadley Agrez, Melbourne Fringe Lucy Everleigh, Toronto Fringe Katie Queen, EdFringe TBC
Event start time:
12:30 - 19th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Environmental Sustainability as Temporary Event: How green can Fringe be?

Everyone wants to be green, but sometimes it feels impossible. Learn from innovators in sustainability how small steps can make huge differences. CHAIR: Ben Twist, Creative Carbon Scotland PANEL: Nick Whybrew, Assembly Festival Imogen Heard, Bedlam Catriona Paterson Creative Carbon Scotland
Event start time:
12:30 - 19th August 2018

Event duration:
60 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Fringe World Fair: Your chance to meet the your future best sellers!

Join the Fringe World Fair and meet your future participants! The fair is an excellent opportunity to spread awareness of your Fringe, meet prospective performers and it is always a big part of the Congress Calendar.
Event start time:
14:00 - 19th August 2018

Event duration:
120 mins

Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE
  • Open Space with World Fringe

    Open Space with World Fringe

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    Join World Fringe for an open discussion on all things Fringe. No structure, no rules, your agenda.
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  • What is the Future of Congress? Lunch & Closing Remarks by Shona McCarthy

    What is the Future of Congress? Lunch & Closing Remarks by Shona McCarthy

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    What is next for Congress?
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  • Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next?

    Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next?

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    Fringe World hosts a panel discussion of Fringe Directors and Producers for prospective participants and artists.
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Open Space with World Fringe

Join World Fringe for an open discussion on all things Fringe. No structure, no rules, your agenda. Hosted by Holly Payton-Lombardo, World Fringe
Event start time:
10:00 - 20th August 2018

Event duration:
90 mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

What is the Future of Congress? Lunch & Closing Remarks by Shona McCarthy

What is next for Congress? Who wants to host in 2020? Join the Fringe Society & Congress Team for farewell lunch and a discussion about what's next! 20-Aug 12:00 13:30 What is the Future of Congress? Lunch & Closing Remarks by Shona McCarthy What is next for Congress? Who wants to host in 2020? Join the Fringe Society & Congress Team for farewll lunch and a discussion about what's next! HOSTED BY: Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society & Rachel Sanger, Head of Participant Services
Event start time:
12:00 - 20th August 2018

Event duration:
90mins

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next?

Fringe World hosts a panel discussion of Fringe Directors and Producers for prospective participants and artists.
Event start time:
14:00 - 20th August 2018

Event duration:
120mins

Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE