Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant, an advocate, and a change maker. Frédéric has been leading research and development activities at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association for the last nine years. In this capacity, he has directed or authored several key research initiatives such as: The Value of Presenting, Vital Signs: Arts and Belonging, and Digitizing the Performing Arts. An active volunteer, Frédéric has served as Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, and board member of Arts Health Network Canada. Frédéric is thrilled to be leading the Linked Digital Future initiative with a team of talented contributors.