The New York Times ‘Art for Tomorrow’ Conference will reconvene in Doha from 10 –13 March 2017 at the W Doha Hotel & Residences. Led by award-winning New York Times journalists, this year’s event convened in association with Qatar Museums under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, will explore the tangible contributions art and cultural development can make to economic growth and national identity. The conference also supports Qatar Museums’ position as the nation’s focal point for connecting cultures, encouraging cultural exchange and nurturing creative talent.

The conference will be introduced by Arthur O Sulzberger Jr, Chairman of The New York Times Company and Publisher of The New York Times and is returning under the theme ‘Boundaries, Identity and the Public Realm’. In discussions led by award-winning New York Times journalists, the conference will investigate the issues that occupy the territory between art and public life. Topics to be discussed will include areas of collaboration and competition among countries of the Arab world in the creation of a new cultural landscape; the challenge of heritage protection in the context of Palmyra; and the impact of censorship on artistic expression.

The conference will bring together over 200 world-renowned art and cultural influencers from more than 30 countries and aims to deliver an informative and rich creative experience for participants. In addition to panel sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a number of affiliated events, including private tours of the Fire Station Artists in Residence and a visit to the Picasso-Giacometti show.

Event details of The New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference, including all confirmed speakers and agenda, can be found on the event website. For news and updates about the conference, follow @NYTLive on Twitter. The hashtag for the conference is #NYTAFT.