The Banff Centre on iTunes U

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The Banff Centre is pleased to offer audio and video podcasts through iTunes U. These podcasts showcase lectures and performances of featured Banff Centre artists, speakers, faculty and students.

Launch The Banff Centre on iTunes U

See a directory of our podcasts by department

With iTunes U, you can use content from The Banff Centre to add your iTunes library, copy to your MP3 player, burn to CDs and share with others.

Listen to jazz music at the gym. Watch operatic offerings in a café. Review artist interviews on the bus. Learn leadership skills from your living room. With the launch of The Banff Centre on iTunes U, anyone with access to a Mac or PC has the capability to search, download, and play content created at the Centre like they do music, movies, and TV shows. Alumni artists are benefitting from the collaboration by having their work available online, allowing them to stay connected to their creations anytime, anywhere.

Expanded regularly, The Banff Centre on iTunes U allows people to download works fostered by all of the Centre’s departments for free. Users can experience Banff Mountain Film Festival introductory videos, music and sound concert recordings, artist and author talks, video excerpts from theatre performances, Film & Media panel sessions, dialogue on contemporary leadership, and more—all on their iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC.

Part of the iTunes Store, iTunes U features free lectures, language lessons, and audiobooks—allowing users to explore educational audio and video files from top universities, museums, and public media organizations from around the world.

Available Podcasts

About the Banff Centre

Banff Mountain Festival

Film and Media

Indigenous Arts

Leadership Development

Literary Arts

Music and Sound

Theatre Arts

Visual Arts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is iTunes U free to use?

Yes. All Banff Centre content on the iTunes U site is free to download.

Where can I find Banff Centre content on iTunes U?

By launching The Banff Centre on iTunes U. You can also subscribe to specific podcasts from our podcasts page.

What copyright restrictions are there?

There are no DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions, so the content can easily be shared. However, The Banff Centre provides the content under the terms of a Creative Commons licence within which some rights are reserved.

Creative Commons License

Do I require iTunes software in order to access iTunes U?

Yes. iTunes software is necessary to access the iTunes U site. This software is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. However, it is possible to obtain the same content through our RSS feeds.

Where can I download iTunes from?

You can download iTunes for Mac or PC free of charge. Instructions are provided on the download page.

Do I require an MP3 player to use iTunes U?

No. Content can be played from within the iTunes application or downloaded to a computer for playback there.


The Banff Centre provides the content under the terms of a Creative Commons licence within which some rights are reserved.

Creative Commons License

You are free:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

With the understanding that:

  • Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Other Rights

In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:

  • Your fair dealing or fair use rights;
  • The author's moral rights;
  • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
  • Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.