World Congress on Dance Research
Jul 4 – Jul 8 all-day

You are invited to showcase your work at the Dance Research Congress. This unique event is open to all forms of dance: ballet, modern, folk, ballroom, Oriental, tango, therapeutic, recreational, revival etc.

Venue is the national Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, on the pine tree covered Philopappou Hill opposite the Acropolis. The Theatre offers daily performances of its 75 member dance and music company since 1953.

 A presentation can be:

–  Performance by a company, a duo or a soloist (5 or 10 minutes)

–  Lecture with projection of video or slides (20 minutes)

–  Class (30 minutes)

–  Exhibition and sale of your publications or produce.

You can declare now your intention to take part, and proceed to registration later. Priority will be given to individuals, companies or schools who are members of the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO, the official organization for dance in the world. Others are invited to apply for membership.

To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate. We maintain contacts with embassies and consulates to assist participants.

For up-to-date information:


Central congress website:     www.cid-portal.org/cdr


–  The International Dance Council CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

–  Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries.

–  CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.

–  CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse

CID  c/o UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953     Mob. +33 6 1155 3111

ExecSec@cid-portal.org    www.cid-portal.org      www.cid-world.org


#EARTH2018 Digital Environments for Education, Arts and Heritage
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day
#EARTH2018 Digital Environments for Education, Arts and Heritage


Download the program here

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FutureFest 2018 @ Tobacco Dock
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Occupy the future at FutureFest 2018

FutureFest, one of Europe’s largest festivals of the future, invites you on a breath-taking journey designed to explore how the most pressing challenges of our time could be tackled by developing radical alternative future visions. Join thought-provoking debates, innovative showcases, immersive experiences, and mesmerising installations.

For trendsetters, change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs through to the just-future-curious, FutureFest 2018 will be a chance to try out the tools needed to shape better futures. Experience other ways of being, and hear directly from those putting cutting-edge ideas into practice – across democracy and government, work, health, education and the arts.

Source: Future Fest

“Electronic Visualisation and the Arts” – EVA London 2018 @ British Computing Society offices, a central London venue near Covent Garden.
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
"Electronic Visualisation and the  Arts" - EVA London 2018 @ British Computing Society offices, a central London venue near Covent Garden.

We are excited to announce that the EVA London 2018 conference will take place from Tuesday 10th July – Thursday 12th July 2018. In addition, there will be a Pre-Conference Symposium on Monday 9th July 2018 and a further event on Friday 13th July 2018, to be announced in the coming weeks. We will once again bring together artists, designers, researchers, technologists from all over the world, to discuss electronic visualisation technologies in art, design, music, dance, theatre, the sciences and more. EVA London 2018 will be held at the British Computing Society offices, a central London venue near Covent Garden.

The Call for Papers went out on October 25 2017. For more information please see our guidance on proposing for EVA London 2018.

Conference themes

EVA London’s Conference themes include the use of new and emerging technologies in the following areas (to be broadly interpreted):

  • Digital Art
  • Data, Scientific and Creative Visualisation
  • Digitally Enhanced Reality and Everyware
  • 2D and 3D Imaging, Display and Printing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Museums and Collections
  • Music, Performing arts, and Technologies
  • Open Source and Technologies
  • Preservation of Digital Visual Culture
  • Virtual Cultural Heritage

For more information click here

“45th SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques”
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day
"45th SIGGRAPH Conference on  Computer Graphics and  Interactive Techniques"

SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, Animation, VR, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration.

For more information click here

24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists- EAA2018
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day
24th Annual Meeting of  the European Association of Archaeologists- EAA2018
Barcelona has been an urban laboratory since the high Medieval Ages. A place of diversity, a backdrop for  a multiplicity of social and cultural processes on multiple scales that reflect different ways of constructing the future, a city with a long experience of urban life and social innovations.
From the prehistory of Modernity through to Upper Modernity, the city space of Barcelona has always reflected the arising Modern order,. It has also been through phases of subsequent modern disorder, struggles for workers’ rights, modernist social identities, and alternative ways of living. This is a city that has constantly reinvented itself. The early industrial era, the periods of strife such as the Tragic Week of 1909 and the May Day of 1937, the Spanish Civil War, the transition to democracy, the 1992 Olympics, and present day cultural activity all reflect how Barcelona has experienced new ways of reclaiming the city for its citizens. Its history is reflected in its urban layout, and in the way that it continues to take shape.
Barcelona offers a reflection of our future pasts, much in the way that archaeology does: our profession embodies an ability to reflect on how the future comes into existence and how the past influences it. We must also have the power to prototype the future. Everyone falls in love with Barcelona. One way or another, this love affair has to do with how the future challenges our past and our present. Barcelona is a perfect location for holding the 24th Annual Meeting of the EAA, the ideal setting for an Association that seeks to continuously develop and change the direction of its ability to reflect the past, in order to be able to reflect about the future.
by Felipe Criado-Boado (EAA President)

Read more and find out why we have chosen this logo and motto of the Annual Meeting here.
Watch video about Barcelona and conference venues here.


Call for volunteers: we are looking for passionate and dynamic students to join us at the Annual Meeting. Find out more here and apply before 15 March 2018.

Call for contributions for sessions is open from 15 December to 15 February. However, in some cases formal requirements have not yet been met by the session (co)organisers (i.e. payment of EAA membership and/or registration), so these sessions are not available for submission of a paper, poster or other contribution yet – please check later for the availability of the session. The list is updated regularly, the final list of sessions will be announced on 1 February.

You can register for EAA 2018, you can also choose from the long list of excursions. All presenters have to be EAA members and pay registration fee before 31 March. Please note that it can take one business day to process the payment in the system.

For more information click here

EAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Barcelona @ Faculty of Geography and History
Sep 5 – Sep 9 all-day

The EAA Annual Meeting, Barcelona proposes six main themes for discussion, all of them with a focus on thinking from within the framework of Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage about our future.Themes

The Annual Meeting themes, as defined by the Scientific Committee, incorporate the diversity of EAA and the multidimensionality of archaeological practice, including archaeological interpretation, heritage management and politics of the past and present.

  • Theories and methods in archaeology
  • The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes
  • Mediterranean seascapes
  • Archaeology and the future of cities and urban landscapes
  • Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage
  • Museums and the challenges of archaeological heritage in 21st century

Find out more details here

Communicating the Museum – CTM18 Chicago
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day
Communicating the Museum – CTM18 Chicago

The Communicating the Museum (CTM) conference will travel to Chicago from 24 to 27 September 2018. Chicago’ leading cultural institutions will host the 21st edition of CTM, the rendez-vous for communication professionals working in the cultural sector.

With more than 40 museums to choose from, Chicago’s museums rank among the best in the world. Join us for 4 days of talks, debate and tours, meet 300 international cultural experts and enjoy the city’s breathtaking views.

Online registration open – Early bird registration until Jun 30th

For more information and registrations click here

CIDOC Annual Conference
Sep 29 – Oct 4 all-day
CIDOC Annual Conference

CIDOC organises an annual conference which typically incorporates:

  • Plenary sessions with papers and reports on documentation issues and initiatives
  • Workshops and tutorials on specific issues
  • Working Group sessions during which members of the Groups pursue their projects
  • Annual General Meeting of CIDOC
  • Visits to museums to learn about their documentation practices

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CIDOC 2018: Provenance of Knowledge @ Heraklion
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – Oct 4 @ 16:30

The ‘Provenance of Knowledge’ is a core element of good practice in documentation and so is the theme of the next annual CIDOC conference, in Heraklion from

29 September to 4 October 2018.

As an essential aspect of documentation, Provenance of Knowledge refers to the attempt to trace the origins of the information and knowledge about an object, an entity or an idea in order to reconstruct the whole chain of creation, use, interpretation and dissemination of relevant information and knowledge. The ultimate purpose of this reconstruction is to confirm, illustrate, and validate the information and knowledge contained in the documentation in order to facilitate understanding across times and cultures. In this way, it contributes to scholarly citation in information handling while connecting all the material evidence kept in museums and other memory institutions.

More information at: http://www.cidoc2018.com/