A poem offered to all of us by Laura Fernandez.
I spent my dreamtime on Clown Island,
Hidden by tropical greenery and
Surrounded by a sea of ducks.
A gatekeeper there was,
Red of color and Bastard by birth.
Screaming he led us, cursing into the land of the big roots.
Published in Aug-2016
The Organization Commission of the Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2016 has the pleasure to announce the publication of the Meeting Materials that include the presentations of plenary and work sessions, posters, and the meeting report with the resumes of all sessions, as well as the photos and livesketches. There are also available additional materials sent to us by some participants in order to be shared with all of you.
We are also sharing the list of participants with name, entity, country and email address of all the participants that authorized it.
To have access to the Meeting Materials click here
Published in Apr-2016
It was great to have you all with us in Lisboa, during the 3 days of the Meeting. We really felt the presence of a great and diverse community, and a strong energy of openness for sharing and learning from all of you! In the next days you will receive by email the evaluation form where we will also ask all the presenters and facilitators the authorization to use the materials and images (videos and photos), and after that we will share with all of you the Meeting materials.
Thank you for each and all of you!
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2016 has three different committees: artistic, management and scientific. They are responsible for making sure that each specific area is represented and that the main questions are addressed and discussed...
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2016 has the main purpose of getting together the various actors, and to represent the diverse fields of work present in the scene of healthcare clowning organizations. The start ideas and discussions concerning this Meeting were based on the reflections that resulted from the Leaders’ Summit held in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2013.
Since the very beginning this Meeting was thought of as an opportunity to involve different interlocutors in its construction, so a brief survey was launched and shared with more than 30 individuals from different healthcare clowning organizations to gather expectations and suggestions for main themes that they felt were the most relevant for this moment in time. The results of this survey were analyzed and it was clear that there were some central themes for discussion, shared by the majority, but what was most impressive was the presence of so many references to the importance of getting together and especially of taking this opportunity to share and learn with each other, for the purpose of finding the common grounds and the differences that can give us a true sense of belonging to this very special community. In this way the central theme of the Meeting was born, Building Community through Sharing, Learning and Celebrating, with the last word having been added as a reference to an important year in the history of HCO in that next year, 30 years will have passed since it all started in 1986. Let’s Celebrate! We really hope that the model structure adopted for this meeting can become a common ground for work at future meetings.
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2016 will be held on the 21, 22 and 23 March 2016.
To book your stay in Lisbon you can choose from our partner hotels or hostels that offer special rates to participants. We suggest you to book your stay by sending direct request for the hotel's reservation email. Book early to ensure your stay and upon reservation be sure to mention that you are a participant of the Healthcare Clowning International Meeting in 2016.
We are still in contact with other hotels and hostels in order to ensure more options for participants.