Nearly 100 people have registered to attend the AB+ Cultural Conference on 26 January 2012.
“This is very gratifying,” says Duncan Hendry, speaking on behalf of the conference’s Steering Group. “We anticipated that the conference would attract delegates from a wide cross section of the arts community in Aberdeen and the surrounding area and that is exactly what we are getting. But, in addition, it’s attracting people from organisations from further afield who have an interest – and a say – in the city, as well as delegates from the political and business communities.
“At a time when Creative Scotland is considering how they should invest in Aberdeen and the City Council is considering a UK City of Culture bid, this is a pivotal moment for the city and this conference will provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in the arts and culture to have their say in shaping the future of the city.
“We are confident that the quality and quantity of the delegates who have already committed to attend the conference will ensure a lively creation of new ideas for driving culture forward in Aberdeen.
“Nevertheless, we are certain that there are many other people from the arts world who will sign up to attend the conference once they return from their festive break.”
Further details of the important workshop sessions – essentially the heart of the conference when ideas will be developed – will be announced early in the new year.
Meantime, the conference Steering Group offer you the best wishes for a happy, fulfilling and contented 2012.