InSEA/USSEA Conference “Education through Art: Teaching for Global Understanding & Engagement”

Indianapolis Indiana, June 23-26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Information about registering, travel to the conference & hotel accommodations are available at the USSEA Website. A preliminary schedule is posted on the USSEA Facebook page.

In addition to InSEA/USSEA (affiliated with NAEA), who are the organizers of the conference, the event is being supported by Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI), the Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Indiana University School of Education. Just this week we received word that the Office of the Vice Provost of Research (OVPR) at indiana University also has awarded a generous grant to support forums and presentations at and/or in conjunction with the conference. (The preliminary schedule does not yet reflect those additional events resulting from the OVPR initiative)

Besides the research forums yet to be announced, the conference will feature over 70 presentations, roundtables, forum sessions and workshops for educators. Special attention has been given to selecting presentations of practical benefit to k-12 art teachers, as well as teachers in community settings.

Keynote speakers will include Enid Zimmerman, speaking about issues of creativity in global contexts; Ruth Blalocke Jones (Shawnee-Delaware-Peoria), speaking about issues of contemporary art and Native Peoples; Alexandra McNichols, whose presentation will address her accompanying exhibition of photographs of people of endangered cultural groups, and Juan Carlos Castro, who will address issues of technology and global education. (Exact titles TBA).

There also will be three on-site art exhibitions.

The conference will be held across the street from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art & is scheduled for the weekend of the Eiteljorg sponsored Indian Market – a two day celebration of Native American Life & Culture. There will be conference events associated with the celebration. A post-conference workshops and museum tours (the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis & the Indianapolis Museum of Art also will be available.

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