Call for Short Talks

Call for Short Talks for our INTERMISSIONS – Deadline extended  to October 6th 2023 

W.P. Puppet Theatre Society is inviting applications from puppetry practitioners, researchers, scholars, and theorists to speak for a short 7-10 minutes at our online “Intermissions” sessions. Intermissions feature idea exchange, audience conversation and a call to action, sparked by invited speakers.

Part of our Festival of Ideas 2023 which is exploring how can puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’, help us address our Material World?

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Proposals will be accepted until Friday, September 29 2023.

Deadline extended  to October 6th 2023 
We thank everyone for their submissions.

  • Shortlisted submissions will be contacted by mid-October or earlier.
  • Speakers will receive a small honorarium ($50 CAN) and free tickets to the festival.
  • Speakers need to be adept at speaking on Zoom platform and using slide decks or power-points
  • Sessions will be recorded; you’ll receive a media release form to sign.
  • We are offering Intermissions in three time zones – please select your preferred times.
    Note: listed in 24 hour clock.
    You will also have the option to pre-record your talk – but we’d ask you to attend.

    Fri. Nov 24, 01:00 – 02:00 hrs — MST

We are committed to policies and practices that support the purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of: racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational status.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.