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WORLD CULTURE FORUM www.meccad.org/wcf
Dead Sea, Jordan
Sept 4-7, 2005

The rich programme of the Forum includes plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, artistic performances, exhibitions, as well as film & TV screenings.

Artists interested in showcasing work at the Forum should contact Event Coordinator, Shannon Riley at s.riley@meccad.org

Organized under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, the WCF convening at the Dead Sea will serve as: (1) a consultative process to stimulate creativity and to mainstream culture in development planning and international cooperation, (2) a program of action for the development of cultural enterprises; and (3) a global platform or convening where representatives from the civil society, government and private sector interact to address critical issues in the field of culture and development.

Organized under the theme of “Investing in Culture and Social Justice for Development”, the Jordan edition of the WCF will focus on the mainstreaming of arts and culture in socioeconomic development and the sharing of the rich and diverse artistic and cultural expressions of participants. The Forum will discuss issues related to cultural enterprise development, employment creation and conflict resolution, arts in education, as well as cultural tourism and professional development. Moreover, the Forum will also advocate for an open culture of dialogue and freedom of expression that foster peace and stability in the region and the world.