Monday, November 24, 2008

UP to hold creative industries conference

The UP College of Arts and Letters, The UP College of Fine Arts, The UP College of Music and The UP College of Architecture, with the support of Intellectual Property Office (IP) Philippines, will hold The Philippine Conference on Global Prospectus for the Arts on November 27-28, 2008 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The conference organizers are Arts and Letters Dean and National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, Fine Arts Dean Tina Colayco, Music Dean Ramon Acoymo, Architecture Dean Dan Silvestre and IP Philippines Director-General Adrian Cristobal Jr.

The conference is designed for creative artists, scholars and other practitioners from architecture/landscape architecture, the visual, musical and literary arts, and the other allied disciplines. Through the conference, it is hoped that practitioners will be able to share experiences, identify key strengths and assess various determinants that will help sustain the country's creative industries.

Conference speakers and discussants include Cultural Center of the Philippines President Nestor Jardin, Summit Media general manager Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Architect Cathy Saldaña, singer and artist manager Carlo Orosa, artist Reggie Yuson, cultural icon Gilda Cordero Fernando, visual artist and broadcast journalist Robert Alejandro, architect and planner Maria Cristina Turalba, Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage Council Lutgardo Labad, Barasoain Kalinangan theater group director Armand Sta. Ana, Tagbilaran's Diocesan Cultural Heritage Commission chair Fr. Valentino Pinlac, Architect Dinky Consunji-Laperal, violinist Coke Bolipata, and IP professionals Ang Kwee Tiang, Atty. Emma Francisco and Atty. Jesus Antonio Ros.

A registration fee of P1,000 (good for two days) will be charged each conference participant. Participants will be entitled to conference giveaways and the opportunity to interact with movers and shakers in the country's creative industries.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact the conference secretariat at 9287508 and 9818500 extension 2104, or e-mail

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