ABLE Assembly 2020 ABLE Assembly 2020

ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone: Reimagined Online


The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce the reimagined 2020 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone conference, which will be held online on October 3, 4, 10, and 11 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:

This conference is open to the public.

Registration Information

Registration is open now until October 1, 2020. 

The conference registration fee is $100 and includes:

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 October 1, 2020.

Register to Attend

Each day of the conference will consist of:

  1.  12:00 - 1:00p.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, October 3, 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020


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