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:
- live, synchronous keynote presentations;
- recorded breakout sessions;
- performances by artists with disabilities; and
- live panel discussions.
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:
- Rebecca Cokley
- Adrian Anantawan
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:
- admission to all sessions;
- access to recorded sessions and supporting materials after the event has concluded;
- admission to the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) Digital Learning Series, 12 monthly webinars and workshops with hands-on teaching strategies that will be offered from May 2022 through April 2023; 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.
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
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Keynote Presentation: Rebecca Cokley - Creating Spaces So Everyone Can Participate
Arts-Based Education for All - Key to Success Model of Practice: Aruba (Dutch Caribbean)
How can heterogeneity be countered with the help of digital media?
Inspire Student Confidence and Independence through Perseverance and Growth in the Arts
Learning disabilities in higher education: musical timing deficits and remediation strategies
Making Arts Programming Accessible
Representation and Diversity in the General Music Classroom
The Composition of Community: Tools and Strategies for Inclusive Education Settings
Whole Body Learning: Making Trauma Sensitive Art Education Universal
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Keynote Presentation: Adrian Anantawan - Music Inclusion for All: Evolution and Adaptation
"Verbatim Bodies": for a theater that emerges from the physicality of the performers
Collaborative initiatives for mindful education through the arts in inclusive classroom environments
Creating Accessibility in Classical Music Institutions
Linking music, language, and literacy: using research to create an inclusive music classroom accessible to diverse learners.
Music for All: Developing Music Instruction for Students with Higher Support Needs
Using Design Examples in Arts Courses as On-Going Advocacy for Inclusion in Art and Design Teaching and Projects
What are we Teaching Teachers? A call to reimagine inclusivity in art education
Online. Conference website and login information will be provided in advance of the event.