The International VSA Education Conference provides an opportunity to explore creating and supporting inclusive learning environments that value the importance of arts in education. The conference will feature presentations of effective practices from around the world including programs and research that provide access to artistic, academic, and social growth to students with disabilities.
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally renowned expert in the field of creativity and innovation in education.
Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist.
Kenneth Eklindh is the head of the UNESCO program "The EFA Flagship on the Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities: Towards Inclusion."
The International VSA Education Conference, June 10 -12, 2010, is one component of the International VSA Festival. The Education Conference will gather scholars, educators, artists, and administrators from around the world to explore effective strategies to improve the quality of learning through standards-based arts education focusing on three areas: 21st-Century Learning Skills, Inclusive Education, and Pathways to Employment. Pre-registration for the Education Conference is $350, student registration is $150, and one-day registration is $150.
Program sessions are geared toward three main themes: Advancing Inclusive Education, 21st-Century Learning Skills through the Arts, and Promoting Pathways to Employment for Artists with Disabilities.