Broto's May Conference: What will Happen?

In advance of our inaugural Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration conference in Provincetown May 4-6, 2018 (Mark your calendars!), we want to provide some clarity about the focus, goals and program for this event. Join us.

The primary goal of this three-day program is to establish a blueprint for mutual, real-time, substantive and credible art and science collaborations — especially how they address climate change.

May 4 kicks off with an Opening Gala fundraiser to set the tone for the event. That’s $100.

The May 5-6 conference is all about refining and ratifying the Broto Collaboration Blueprint — a framework for collaboration. Featured panels include “Using Art to Inform Science”, “Merging the Artistic and Scientific Methods” and “Imagining a World Already Made Sustainable.” That day-and-a-half program is $50 ($30 with early bird pricing until April).

On May 5, we’ll also experiment with a new cabaret-style dinner/cabaret event called Roast! Climate Change Comedy Nite. Combo dinner tickets are $80, and just the comedy show is $30.

See our Schedule for more details.

To date, so-called collaborations seem to lack the phase of integration that ensures that art and science are working toward innovation through a hybridized process and a spirit of concurrent co-creation. Yes, collaborations exist — but more as a sequential model of information sharing than a process that lives somewhere between the collaborators.

Broto’s focus on shared intention is something new.

It’s really pioneering work and the goal of this first Broto.

The process is the benefit. The innovations, after the fact, are the rewards.

What’s the outcome? A consensus-built Broto-minted model for collaboration that can be put out into the world to encourage more, integrated, disciplined and co-created work by artists and scientists. We also hope to forge the foundation of a new community of co-creation advocates.

Why should you come? Because you are committed to a constructive dialogue about collaboration and are keen to see meaningful, disciplined, credible and substantive bridges between art and science — as it can contribute to the exploration of climate change remedies. Besides, haven’t you always wanted to come to Provincetown?

Still have questions, concerns, insights, and/or suggestions? Email