The Summit for Creative Minds

Alaya Conference 2023

Applications Now Open

Alaya Conference 2023

“Weaving the Performing Arts and Humanistic Buddhism through Liveness and Ephemerality”

May 24 – 26, 2023

Guest Speakers

President, GMC

Professor Emeritus for Literature, De La Salle University

Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Director, Media and Public Relations Office, University of the Philippines

Dennis Marasigan

Vice President and Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Paper Presenters

Company Member, Tjimur Dance Theatre

Theatre Faculty, Guang Ming College, MFA

Theatre Faculty, Guang Ming College, MFA

Featured Artists

Jm Cabling

Dance Faculty, Guang Ming College

Katherine Sabate

Director, GMC Office of Academic Affairs

Wincy Ramilo

Theatre Faculty, Guang Ming College, MFA

Workshop Facilitator

Theatre Faculty, Guang Ming College, MFA

De La Saslle – College of Saint Benilde

Actor and Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino

Call for Participants!

Registration to participate is now open for the ALAYA CONFERENCE 2023! The 3-day conference features keynote presentations by renowned scholars and educators, paper presentations, three performingarts workshops, and two cultural shows.

Register now before the Early Bird promo ends on April 20th.


Guang Ming College

Guang Ming College is a higher educational institution with it’s main campus located in Patutong Malaki North, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines. GMC is the fifth member of the Fo Guang Shan International University Consortium, and the first in the Philippines. Founded by the late Ven. Master Hsing Yun, the consortium established universities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, and USA. It is dedicated to providing the highest quality of humanistic education and experience towards the well-rounded development of socially responsible and accountable professionals for societal transformation.  See more..


Accommodation during the conference in Tagaytay typically includes a range of options such as hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. Tagaytay is a popular.




Complete Name: KRISTINA T. AGANA

Designation: Proprietress

Contact No: 09065882848

Tagaytay Haven Hotel

Mid Range

Hotel Monticello

Lake Hotel


Escala Tagaytay

Hotel Casiana

Registration Rates

Regular Rate

P 5,000.00

Early Bird Rate

Until April 20

P 4,500.00

Partner Discounted Rate

Participants from partner Institutions

P 4,000.00

Fees are inclusive of:

  • 3-day pass for all plenary session and chosen workshops & presentations
  • Conference packet which includes:
    • Prospectus with Schedule, Program, and Abstracts
    • ID and lanyard
    • Canvas bag
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks)
  • Access Cultural Performances and Booths
  • Certificate of Participation