Puppet Power 2016 Attendee Information

Welcome to Puppet Power 2016!  Please note that we will not be printing hand-outs or session descriptions but have provided them here if you wish to do so.

Download Saturday’s schedule > PP16 SAT May 28 SCHEDULE

Download Sunday’s schedule > PP16 SUN May 29 SCHEDULE

Download program with session description and presenter biographies > PP16 program
or the high resolution version > program HIGH RES

For location, directions, parking, maps, etc. click for pdf > Puppet Power 2016 Location & Directions

Session Hand-outs

KEYNOTE talk by Karrie Marshall: Creativity in Care (Scotland): “Connecting Through Creativity And Joy: exploring the power of puppetry in dementia care.  Sat May 28, 10:30am – 11:30 am.
Click for hand-out > Participant Handout 2 Karrie Marshall for Calgary 2016

HANDS-ON Workshop: Sculpting mini kinetic characters! by Marla Limousin (Courtney, BC), Sat May 28, 1:45pm – 4:15pm.  Click for hand-out > Owl Paints the Raven Workshop Paper

HANDS ON & TALK: VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: Courage Journey, Sat May 28, 1:45pm-4:15pm.  Click for hand-out > PUPPET POWER VFI HANDOUT

Additional Notes for Sessions

HANDS ON: Reclaim: Using Found Objects to Create Puppets, Performance and Sound presented by Ian McFarlane and Geneviève Paré of Mudfoot Theatre invite you to bring any materials that have acoustic potential or animation potential (anything that makes sound or could be turned into a puppet) This could be anything from a block of wood to a bicycle.

Related links:

Junk Art: A Mini Documentary, by 2150 Creative
Creating Something Epic out of Garbage, video by 2150 Creative
Website – www.mudfoottheatre.com

HANDS ON: How to Make a Puppet Breathe and More! presented by Eric Bass.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and no jewelry.


Related Odds and Sods

Jane Heather – Socially Engaged Theatre article

Odd ball list of Links and References


How do I register for concurrent break-out sessions?  No registration is required – you simply go to the room where the session is taking place.

How are you assisting in dietary concerns? We have tried to meet the food preferences and allergies of all registrants by asking about food requirements in the Eventbrite registration!  If didn’t fill that part of the registration out or if you have extreme needs please consider supplementing our menu. Further, please respect signage that indicates that the selection is for a special dietary need.

What time should I register?  The conference begins promptly at 9:30am in Saturday May 28th and registration starts at 9am.  If you have registered for a half day or Sunday, please arrive 15-30 minutes to register.

How can I get in touch with other attendees or presenters?  Don’t forget to bring your business cards to share and you can also join our closed Facebook Group for attendees.  Please go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/puppetpower/ and click on “Join” at the top right of the page.

What should I bring to get the most out of the conference? 
Your printed or digital (smartphone) Eventbrite ticket, paper and pen for note taking and business cards to exchange with other conference attendees.  If you are planning to do a hands-on workshop we would recommend wearing loose comfortable clothing.


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