February 28 9:30am - 6:00pm

IndieXchange 3 logos(2)Indie X is targeted to the professional performing arts Indie community and is a vital networking and learning conference not to be missed! Speakers and panelists include: Sky Gilbert, Philip Akin, Nina Lee Aquino, Ravi Jain, Byron Laviolette, Kelly Straughan, Jivesh Parasam and more.

Learn creative and cheap marketing tactics from Toronto’s top advertising and marketing gurus, discover the benefits of associating with major organizations and ways in which to create those connections, or participate in one of our four ‘In discussion with …’ groups. Indie X aims to provide every artist with the tools they need to produce their art in today’s competitive theatre, dance and opera environment.

Indie X also features The Indie Agora: A Connections Forum, which offers participants a chance to chat with representatives from various cultural and government organizations along with independent business owners.

Indie X is  presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, in association with the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and The Rhubarb Festival.


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Keynote Speaker: Philip Akin from Obsidian Theatre

Closing Plenary Speaker: Naomi Campbell from the Luminato Festival

Click HERE for the full Indie X schedule


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4


  • General Admission (Includes all day access to Indie X) $41.00 includes HST and service fees
  • Student Registration (Includes all day access to Indie X ) $25.90 includes HST and service fees
  • Half Day Admission (Includes access to Indie X after 12:30pm only.  Lunch is NOT provided.) $29.40 includes HST and service fees

For Registrations of ten or more please contact Alexis Da Silva-Powell at alexisdsp@tapa.ca

Benjamin Blais, Claire Burns, Marjorie Chan, Scott Dermody, Brett Haynes, Jacoba Knaapen, Sara Meurling + Boomer Stacey

TAPA and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre share a long history of supporting the indie theatre community. Over two decades ago, The Indie Trade Forum was conceived as a two day conference focusing on challenges and issues specific to indie theatre producers. Over the years, the Indie Trade Forum morphed into the TAPA Trade Series which provides ongoing professional development to the full spectrum of TAPA members all year-long. Recognizing the shifting demographics and needs of the current indie environment, TAPA is proud to partner, once again, with Buddies 20 years later to launch the re-conceived version of the Indie Theatre Trade Forum as Indie X.

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