Habitation 2012

For the first time ever, the CNMN is orga­niz­ing bil­let­ing dur­ing our upcom­ing nation­al Forum, Jan­u­ary 19–22, 2012 in Vancouver.

We hope that by offer­ing the option of bil­let­ing at the Forum, we not only make the trip to Van­cou­ver more afford­able, but, more impor­tant­ly, we con­tin­ue to find new ways to bridge the geo­graph­i­cal dis­tance of our vast coun­try and bring mem­bers of the nation­al new music com­mu­ni­ty clos­er together.

This bil­let­ing expe­ri­ence is a won­der­ful way to expand your net­work and cul­ti­vate last­ing con­nec­tions. The advan­tages are numer­ous, both for those arriv­ing from out of town and ben­e­fit­ing from a local host, and for those host­ing guests from places they may some­day visit.

We hope to build a size­able list of bil­let­ing hosts and an equal­ly size­able list of guests to stay with them.

We are seek­ing assis­tance in a vari­ety of areas as the plan­ning for Habi­ta­tion 2012 con­tin­ues to move for­ward. There are many dif­fer­ent ways to help make this bil­let­ing project a suc­cess. We invite you to think about how you might be able to get involved. All lev­els of involve­ment are of value!

We wel­come your par­tic­i­pa­tion — please check out the Habi­ta­tion pages and feel free to con­tact us.

Con­tact: Stacey Brown, Bil­let­ing Coor­di­na­tor — CNMN-RCMN_habitation@staceybrown.ca



Why Get Involved

One of the major goals of the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is expressed direct­ly in our name: to pro­vide net­work­ing opportunities.

Habi­ta­tion is an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to build your net­work and get to know oth­ers who share your belief that cre­ative music mak­ing has impor­tance and val­ue in Cana­di­an society.

To improve com­mu­ni­ca­tion, under­stand­ing and knowl­edge with­in the Cana­di­an new music com­mu­ni­ty, we need to mul­ti­ply oppor­tu­ni­ties for you to expand your net­work and cre­ate last­ing con­nec­tions with col­leagues from coast to coast.

By nature, the bil­let­ing expe­ri­ence is a pow­er­ful and unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to cul­ti­vate these con­nec­tions. It’s a won­der­ful way to meet new peo­ple or to strength­en exist­ing relationships.


Spread the Word

Do you know some­one who lives in Van­cou­ver who might like to be a host?

Do you know some­one who might like to stay with one of our hosts?

Please tell them about Habi­ta­tion 2012 — thanks!

If you have your own com­mu­ni­ca­tion resources that you would like to vol­un­teer, if you know of free com­mu­ni­ca­tion resources in Van­cou­ver, or if you have oth­er ideas…

Please email us — thanks!

Con­tact: Stacey Brown, Bil­let­ing Coor­di­na­tor — CNMN-RCMN_habitation@staceybrown.ca



Become a Host

We are cur­rent­ly seek­ing Van­cou­ver hosts to bil­let atten­dees of the Forum, arriv­ing in town from across the country.

  1. You live in Vancouver?
  2. You like meet­ing new people?
  3. You have a spare bed/couch/foamie or mat­tress on the floor that you could offer to some­one trav­el­ling to Van­cou­ver to attend the CNMN Nation­al Forum 2012, Jan­u­ary 19–22, 2012?

YES? That’s great news!

Then YOU are invit­ed to become a host for Habi­ta­tion 2012!

I’m intrigued! But, what am I get­ting myself into?

Being a host is as easy as being able to pro­vide your guest with:

  1. A place to sleep
  2. Access to a show­er and clean towels
  3. Break­fast (You don’t have to pre­pare it! Sim­ply have break­fast foods available!)

Hosts are not required to pro­vide trans­porta­tion to and from the venue (SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hast­ings Street). But, we are hop­ing to find accom­mo­da­tions that are locat­ed with­in rea­son­able proximity.

This sounds amaz­ing! How do I become a host?

  1. Down­load the host form (excel file).
  2. Open as read-only and fol­low the instruc­tions inside the document.
  3. Prob­lems? Email Stacey Brown: CNMN-RCMN_habitation@staceybrown.ca

Seems sim­ple! Are there any perks?

You mean besides get­ting to know ter­rif­ic new peo­ple and build­ing your cross-coun­try net­work? Well, YES!

  1. CNMN will pro­vide one free reg­is­tra­tion to the Forum 2012 for all hosts.
  2. Hosts will receive $10 per day per guest for billeting.

What hap­pens after I send in my form?

  1. The Bil­let­ing Coor­di­na­tor, or des­ig­nat­ed assis­tant, will con­tact all poten­tial hosts by email or by phone in Novem­ber or ear­ly December.
  2. You may be asked some addi­tion­al ques­tions to con­firm details about your accom­mo­da­tions and/or circumstances.
  3. You will be matched with the most suit­able guest (s) accord­ing to the infor­ma­tion you have pro­vid­ed, and you will be con­tact­ed as soon as pos­si­ble with the name (s) and con­tact infor­ma­tion of your guest (s).

Your pri­va­cy is very impor­tant to us. The infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed will be safe­guard­ed and will not be shared with any oth­er orga­ni­za­tions or pub­licly dis­sem­i­nat­ed. It will be used sole­ly for the pur­pose of match­ing hosts and guests for Habi­ta­tion 2012.