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Katherine Watson is a producer with more than 25 years
experience with multidisciplinary organizations and
interdisciplinary projects. She is skilled in assembling and
leading creative and diverse teams to design, develop and
realize innovative events, festivals, programs and conferences
on a national and international scale.

Recognized for her exceptional abilities to manage projects
and build organizations, to design and lead strategic planning
initiatives, and to bring new concepts into reality, Katherine
consistently forges productive alliances and successful
outcomes, as evidenced by:

Producing Creativity 2000, a conference that
    brought together international Nobel Laureates in
    science with renowned artists of all disciplines;
Producing the World Summit on the Arts and
    Culture
, the first International Conference of
    National Arts Councils;
Convening and facilitating Login:danc/se, a national
    symposium of Canadian dance professionals;
Designing and producing UKaccents, a year long
    celebration of contemporary Britain in Ottawa.

Katherine is known for her uncanny ability to bridge
disciplines and sectors, to work with a range of stakeholders
and to bring a creative edge to every undertaking, such as:

Designing and managing the Artist-in-Residence for
    Research Program
for the National Research
    Council and the Canada Council for the Arts; and
Producing The Creativity Gap: How the Arts Inspire
    an Innovative Society
, National Policy Conference
    of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

In addition to hands-on production experience, Katherine has
a strong background in advocacy, research and policy and
program development for not for profit organizations, federal
government agencies and departments. Recent work
includes:

Consulting and facilitation for Culture.mondo, an
    international network of national cultural portals;
Facilitation for Culture.ca;
Research and facilitation for the Culture and
    Technology Task Force
; and
Organizational review for the Ottawa Regional
    Coordinating Committee
to End Violence Against
    Women.

Katherine is a connector. Clients particularly value her ability
to work successfully with youth, emerging professionals and
tomorrow’s consumers. She is committed to and excels at
enabling broad public engagement in order to realize creative
potential and an innovative future. She was

Forum Leader for Habitat JAM, a global online
    citizen forum on urban sustainability, leading to the
    World Urban Forum; and
Executive Producer of www.terminus1525, a
    national showcase of youth culture and online
    community of thousands of emerging artists.

Finding a unique solution to every challenge has often led
Katherine to work with new technologies. As a result, she has
been invited to speak at international gatherings on the
intersection of art, science and technology.

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