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MONTREAL

The 30th Folklore Canada International Annual Conference will take place in Montreal from April 15 to 17, 2016.

Please find attached a detailed program for the Conference and the registration form

The theme is “Intangible Cultural Heritage Identity, Diversity & Cultural Mediation. How Associations, folklore Groups & Festivals are contributing to the preservation, transmission and dissemination of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

A second important element of the Conference will be to build a future for and with the youth. The experiences conducted in the world by the CIOFF YOUTH FORUM show that it is possible to prepare young people to develop leadership through learning of meeting rules, use of social networks, project realization, participation to various projects with folk groups as well as with the provincial association and finally, participation to Canadian and international activities.

It is therefore important Folk groups & Festivals to select 1 or 2 young people to participate in the Canadian Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage in order to develop the new concept of Youth Forum.

We appreciate your actions for the preservation and transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Your participation to the conference will be an asset for exchange and a contribution for the promotion and dissemination of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Canada. Hope you could be with us to develop the network in Canada and keep the traditional richness of your community.

Guy Landry

General Director