There are a few spaces remaining in the next session of the online professional development course “Festivals, Events and Eventful Communities” offered by the international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development. This course can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning – an international professional learning program delivered 100% online.


Festivals, Events and Eventful Communities

Jan 30 – Apr 2, 2017. 100% Online.

Registration closes Jan 16.  


Explore different models and approaches to events; how to create, manage and evaluate events; and, how to develop policies and practices that support eventfulness and its unique contributions to communities. This course includes online discussions, case studies, and opportunities to engage and network with other professionals in an interactive online learning environment.


INSTRUCTOR: Robert Palmer is the former Director of Democratic Governance, Culture and Diversity at the Council of Europe. His previous roles have included being Director of two European Capitals of Culture (Glasgow in 1990 and Brussels in 2000).


About the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development


A legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is an international centre dedicated to the creation and strengthening of a global community of professionals advancing cultural development as a vital component of successful communities and sustainable growth. Our online professional development courses and workshops are taught by international leaders in their field and designed to meet the needs of professionals working in all levels of government; the arts, culture and heritage sectors; and, a range of cultural industries. Other online professional development courses and workshops on offer this term include: Creative Placemaking (Feb 27-Apr 30), Ask the Audience – Public Participation in Decision-Making (Feb 21-Mar 7), Resourceful Design Innovation by Re-Imagining Existing Urban Assets (Apr 11-25), and more


For more information and to register, please visit




Kerri Arthurs PhD (candidate)
Program Leader, UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
Continuing Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
410-5950 University Boulevard | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z3 Canada
Phone 604 822 1459
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