Chengdu International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage
14-16 June 2013 (Chengdu, China)

Organized by UNESCO, this high-level conference will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is considered to be a strategic opportunity to discuss the intentions of its framers, to identify its achievements thus far and to define priorities for the future. Scientific and legal experts and States Parties officials will participate in a series of plenary round-table panels seeking, focusing particularly on the challenges facing the Convention today, including: achievements of the Convention – changing the discourse of ICH and implanting new concepts; inventorying and listing; parallel universes – intellectual property, world heritage and cultural goods and services; and safeguarding experiences in the States Parties. Further information, including links to meeting documents …