Puppet Power Conference

Puppet Power is a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry.

Our next conference, Puppet Power 2018: Story, is June 1-3, 2018 in Calgary, AB, Canada.  Tickets are now on sale at the early bird rate!  > click for info/tickets

Puppet Power 2018 features amazing local and international speakers including:


Our last Puppet Power Conference in May of 2016 had the theme, “connecting generations”, which examined the compelling strength of puppetry in advocating, educating and celebrating community connections across generations. Participants learned, played, and galvanized with hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, panels, and more.  The conference included Keynote presenters Karrie Marshall of Creativity in Care from Scotland and Eric Bass of Sandglass Theater from the US, as well as Sharon Bayly from Vancouver, Marla Limousin from BC, and Mudfoot Theatre from Calgary.

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Past Puppet Power themes have included “Puppets as Agents for Social Change (2007), “Embracing Multiculturalism” (2003), “Puppets as a Therapeutic Medium” (2002) and most recently, “The Fearless Face of Puppetry” (2013).  Click for more information about our past conference!

Every two years, educators, therapists, corporate professionals, artists and community leaders join together to discover the endless ways in which we can use puppets as part of creative expression through hands-on workshops, presentations and idea-generation sessions as well as a platform to generate thought-provoking conversations surrounding controversial and significant social issues.

Highlight sessions from 2013’s conference include, keynote speaker, Martin Robinson (Jim Henson Company) and our pilot initiative, The Rapid Idea Generation, which brought together a panel of professional puppeteers and theatre practitioners who shared the process of creating puppet projects to support community mandates.

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