GCDN members are invited to regular convenings to share emerging best practices, hear expert panels, and discuss the place of cultural precincts and complexes in urban policy, economic development, and related areas of public policy such as travel and tourism.


GCDN Regional Convening – Houston 2020

Kathryn McNiel and Perryn Leech, respectively CEO and Chair of Houston Theater District, have agreed to host a day-and-a half ‘regional convening’ of GCDN in early 2020, starting with the evening of Thursday January 30 and finishing lunchtime Saturday 1 February.

This will be a little like the Providence convening in 2017, and – like it – open to all GCDN members, although we anticipate the catchment will be predominantly the Americas. Details of agenda, registration and accommodation arrangements to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Keep an eye on this page for the latest information about Houston 2020.

GCDN Annual Convening – Lugano 2020

During the closing session of our Singapore 2019 convening, Michel Gagnon, Direttore Generale of LAC Lugano Arte et Cultura, took the stage to announce that the GCDN 2020 Annual Convening will take place in Lugano, Switzerland, 15-17 June.

Keep an eye on this page for the latest information about Lugano 2020.