ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone 2022


The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce the 2022 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone conference, which will take place online April 9 and 10, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

We are partnering with Creative Generation  to offer the conference, which will include:

In addition, all 2022 conference registrants will receive admission to the BIAESN Digital Learning Series, which comprises 12 monthly webinars and workshops with hands-on teaching strategies. The series will take place monthly from May 2022 to April 2023.

Keynote presenters include:

This conference is open to the public.


Synchronous sessions will be live-captioned and American sign language–interpreted. 

Asynchronous sessions will be captioned.

Please register by April 6, 2022.

Registration for the ABLE Assembly

The ABLE Assembly will take place online on April 9 and 10, 2022. 

Registration is open now through April 6, 2022.

The conference registration fee is $100 and includes:

Register to attend

Purchase Orders

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.

Each day of the conference will consist of:

  1.  12:00 - 12:45p.m. EDT - SYNCHRONOUS: An opening keynote presentation and an asynchronous musical performance
  2. ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded musical performance by artists with special needs.
  3. ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded presentations for viewing at your own discretion.
  4. 4:00 - 5:00p.m EDT - SYNCHRONOUS: An end of day synthesis session with live panel discussions.
  5. 5:00 - 5:30p.m EDT - SYNCHRONOUS - Networking time and open discussions


Saturday, April 9, 2022

12:00 PM

12:45 PM

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2022

12:00 PM

12:45 PM

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM


Online. Conference website and login information will be provided in advance of the event.