SOFIA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION was founded as non-profit organization with the decision 348
of the Sofia Municipal Council to work for the sustainable development of the capital.

International Conference for Cultural Management and Network Meeting in Sofia

Sofia Development Association and Goethe-Institut organize an international conference “Paths to Innovation in Culture” in Sofia on September 28-30, 2017. The conference is in the framework of the 2017 Cultural Management Academy and aims to bring together cultural manager-practitioners from Bulgaria, Romania and Greece with leading academic scholars, researchers and political leaders, to exchange experiences and research findings. This year’s Academy participants from the three countries, selected by an academic editorial board, will present own research in the areas of digital innovation, social innovation, innovation together, innovation in the working process and new audiences. Among the international speakers are Krzysztof Maj, Director of Wroclaw 2016 European Capital of Culture, Rarita Zbranca, Director of Cultural Center CLuj, Dr. Evelin Hust, Director of Goethe-Institut Bucharest, Dr. Petya Koleva, Venelin Shurelov. The conference aims to establish an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss receont innovations, trends, problems and solutions in the realm of cultural management. Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and the Sofia Council Committee on Culture and Education chairperson Malina Edreva will also be in attendance.

The papers presented during the conference, will be included in a special academic conference proceedings publication.

The international conference builds upon the 5-year experience of SDA in organizing the Academy for Cultural Management, the partnership with Sofia University, Goethe-Institut and the European cultural institutes. By giving the opportunity to cultural manager to contribute conference content we help them market themselves and their organizations and projects and advance their career.

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