The Atelier LJUBLJANA 2012, hosted by the Ljubljana Festival, took place from 14 to 21 October 2012. It followed its core mission to offer to 32 emerging artistic festival directors from 21 countries an exclusive training schedule, thoroughly developed in cooperation with eight experienced festival managers from all over the world. Public events included the official opening ceremony with a keynote speech by internationally renowned Australian festival director Robyn Archer, and a closing session with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Türk, and festival icon Gerard Mortier.