Registration is now closed.

We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki!


Early-birds fee €850
ELIA members €950
Non-members €1850
Accompanying person fee €250

The registration fee includes access to all Symposium sessions, materials, publications, related events, three lunches and two dinners.

For partners travelling with delegates, the accompanying person fee includes attendances to two dinners, the mobile workshops and other social events.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • photograph (that will be used exclusively for the event)
  • short biography (250 words max.)
  • statement of expectations and/or recommendations for the Leadership Symposium

These files can be uploaded though the online registration tool.

Applicant Profile

To ensure an optimal level of interaction, representation, focus and collegiality, participation will be limited to leaders and key decision makers. Delegates will be senior figures from a diverse but representative set of arts and design institutions throughout the world. Collectively, the delegates will demonstrate:
  • a range of professional, cultural and institutional backgrounds
  • active engagement in key issues and debates affecting higher arts education and cultural management
  • a willingness to contribute to and lead debates, share experience and practices, and carry forward initiatives that emerge from the Symposium

With an eye to oversubscription, applicants are encouraged to submit their forms as early as possible. To create an intimate and professional frame for discussion, the Leadership Symposium is limited to a maximum of 100 delegates. The organisers will seek to create an overall balanced representation of delegates based on the profiles submitted.

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