The fifth European Network Performing Arts Production (NPAP) workshop will be held on 4-6 May 2015, in London, UK. This event is the eighth in the series of workshops that has been held in Europe and the United States annually since 2009.
The workshop will be hosted by the Royal College of Music with local technical support provided by the UK national research and education network (NREN) organisation Janet. The workshop will be coordinated by Internet2 and the GÉANT Association’s Amsterdam office (formerly TERENA), with additional technical expertise provided by GARR, the Italian NREN, and CSUC, which manages the regional network in Catalonia.
This workshop will provide experts from different fields an opportunity to build on the basic knowledge and skills gained during the previous workshops, or acquired by using the learning materials, and to create a platform for interdisciplinary discussion, making opportunities for collaboration.
This workshop’s programme is therefore more advanced than previous events; the main focus of the sessions will be on brief demonstrations of technology and lectures followed by round-table discussions. As in previous years, the sessions will be very much hands-on, encouraging the participants to generate new ideas about how the technology presented can be used in various performing arts.
This workshop is designed for those who want to explore the new possibilities and challenges that advanced education and research networks can offer: students, academics and technical staff of institutions that offer education and produce events in the performing arts (music, dance, theatre, visual arts schools and academies, etc.).
People involved in audio/video production and education in other areas; NRENs and other regional education networks, whose constituents could have a need for high-end audio visual production and transmission over those networks.
Participants of previous workshops are invited to attend to build on their prior knowledge and skills, and share their experiences. However, first-time participants are also encouraged to attend.