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Date(s) - 21/04/2022
17 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min

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It’s no surprise to see waves of funds being born in our world where the ephemeral and the Ego have a strong place.
The past is a living force that resurfaces when we talk about the future, every time.
While technology parades the myth of the new at short notice in social media feeds, creativity knows how to make sense where it is needed.
In the shadow of the great means that strut the successes that undermine our lives, ideas that turn the irredeemable into the probable are constantly emerging.
And most of the time entropy is the fertile ground that makes them grow.
On this world day dedicated to creativity, Roger Parent invites us to share a moment to listen to the pulse of things that deserve to happen.
On his work table, three creative projects, which will be at the heart of this 5@8:

  • La Maison québécoise de la chanson et de la musique
  • l’Ambassade des Premières Nations
  • la Maison océanique de Montréal

Trained in visual arts and theater at Laval University and Concordia University, Roger Parent has been a sculptor, photographer, creative director, technical director, lighting and sound designer, set designer and producer. He has collaborated on more than 5000 shows in North America, Europe and Asia. An eclectic thinker who excels at managing creative teams, Roger’s work focuses on innovation and interactive set design, architectural and advanced designs for public spaces and galleries, and entertainment. As an executive producer, he was involved in the creative development for Cirque du Soleil and the presentation of Cirque’s first permanent shows in Las Vegas. Roger has worked on numerous designs for hotels, casinos and museums in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and America. In addition to being a member of the board of directors of the MUTEK international festival of digital creativity and electronic music and of the Tout à Trac theater, Roger is also a member of the programming committee of the Quartier des Spectacles de Montréal.

He is a frequent speaker at Mosaic, HEC Montreal’s center for creativity and innovation, for various conferences on the business of creativity and as a guest speaker at their Montreal-Barcelona Summer School on Management of Creativity & Innovation. York University in Toronto and the Carnegie Melon Entertainment Technology Centre have also sought his advice on the future of the creative industry.