The Global Conversations was held on 28 September 2017 as part of the ENCATC Annual Congress on Cultural Management and Policy "Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks".
The session was done in partnership with AAAE and TAPCS to offer delegates a space to debate about the Brussels manifesto, a draft document that defines a common set of guiding principles and aspirations for the arts and cultural management education field. The document is an outgrowth of the Dialogue of Networks, a session that took place at the 2017 AAAE conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. At that session, representatives from more than 15 networks engaged in a process to identify the key ideas in the Manifesto. Then, at the 2017 ENCATC Annual Congress, the document was further discussed and promoted.