ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone | Theme: Intersectionality, Disability and Arts Education
The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce the 2021 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone conference, which will be held online on April 10th and 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.
We are partnering with Creative Generation to offer the conference, which will include live, synchronous keynote presentations, recorded breakout sessions, performances by artists with disabilities, and live panel discussions.
The ABLE Assembly is an exceptional professional-development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, explore new research, and learn from each other.
Keynote presenters include:
- Emelyne Bingham
- Antoine Hunter
This conference is open to the public.
Registration is open now until April 5th, 2021.
The conference registration fee is $100 and includes:
- admission to all sessions;
- access to recorded sessions and supporting materials after the event has concluded, and;
- the opportunity to earn 18 professional development points.
If you are attending on behalf of an institutional affiliation and/or need to pay with a purchase order, you should register using the Institution Purchase Order Registration Form.
The registration deadline is April 5th, 2021.
Each day of the conference will consist of:
- 12:00 - 12:45p.m. EDT - SYNCHRONOUS: An opening keynote presentation and an asynchronous musical performance
- ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded musical performance by artists with special needs.
- ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded presentations for viewing at your own discretion.
- 4:00 - 5:00p.m EDT - SYNCHRONOUS: An end of day synthesis session with live panel discussions.
- 5:00 - 5:30p.m EDT - SYNCHRONOUS - Networking time and open discussions
Synchronous sessions will be live captioned and will be ASL interpreted.
Asynchronous sessions will be captioned.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Keynote Presentation: Intersectionality and The Social Model of Disability: Reframing Educational Practice
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Act for Advocacy
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: At the Intersection of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Engaging Teens In Conversations of Race and Disability Through Theatre: Developing an Action Plan for your High School Drama Club or Local Youth Theater Company
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Teaching is Activism! Implementing the Arts as Catalyst to Accessing a Deeper Understanding of Equity and Our Universal Interconnectedness
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: When They See Us : Intersectionality and Ableism in Special Education
Pre-recorded 20-minute Session: A DisCrit Perspective on Music Education: Considerations for Intersectional Change
Pre-recorded 20-minute Session: Figure On Diversity: Benefits of Life Drawing and Representation in Arts Education
Pre-recorded 20-minute Session: The Importance of Anti-Ableist Perspectives in Preservice Art Education: Faculty and Student Perspectives
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Keynote Presentation: Pushing Organizations to Provide Accessibility for Deaf and Disabled Students to Excel in Artistic Excellence
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Advancing Equity Through Reasonable Accommodation in Music Education
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Critical Disability Studies: Implications for Justice-Oriented Arts Education
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Disability Justice in University Theatre Programs
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Disability Objectification in Media
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Legally Yours - The Child Find Mandate
Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Parenthood – Choices, Vices and Arts Expressions in Being a Disabled Parent
Pre-recorded 20-minute Session: Coping with Hidden Identity: Creating Art to Address Workplace Isolation
Online. Conference website and login information will be provided in advance of the event.