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 Annual Convening – Lugano (date tbc)

Making a Difference: Agency, Accountability and Impact

Co-hosted by LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura in Switzerland; the GCDN Annual Convening in Lugano will bring together international cultural and civic leaders to consider the role of cultural districts in a changed world.

Due to the global pandemic we have put our plans for the next GCDN convening on hold. However, GCDN, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and the City of Lugano are all committed to convening the network in Lugano as soon as it becomes possible to do so safely and responsibly. We will announce new dates when we are confident that we can commit to them.