Past Events

Did you miss a National Forum?

Follow the links below to read session summaries, watch recordings of plenary sessions, and view Forum program booklets.

Spring 2013: Arts, Education, and the Next America April 4-5, Washington, DC

Fall 2012: Arts Learning Without Borders April 13-14, Chattanooga, TN

  • Program Booklet (PDF)
  • Plenary session: Healthy Partners: Why the Arts Matter to Medicine (video link)
  • Plenary session: What’s Going On? Addressing Social Issues like Bullying through Arts and Literacy (video link)

Spring 2012: Are We There Yet? Arts Evidence and the Road to Student Success April 12-13, Washington, DC

Fall 2011: Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts September 15-16, San Francisco, CA

  • Program Booklet (PDF)
  • Session Summaries (PDF)
  • Opening Plenary Session: California Creates
  • Closing Keynote Session: Education Nation: The Arts as a Leading Edge of Innovation in Our Schools; Dr. Milton Chen, Author, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus, The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Spring 2011: Picturing A Complete Education: Keep the Arts in Mind May 6-7, Washington, DC

  • Program Booklet (PDF)
  • Session Summaries (PDF)

Fall 2010: Creativity Works! Arts, Education, and the Innovation Economy October 21-22, Denver, CO

  • Program Booklet (PDF)
  • Session Summaries (PDF)
  • Plenary Session: The Arts Education Partnership at 15: Learning from the Past; Creating the Future
  • Closing Keynote Session: The Innovation Ecosystem: How Does it Work and What is the Role of the Arts?;Judy Estrin, Author and CEO of JLabs, LLC.

Spring 2010: States of Change: New Leadership in Arts and Education April 9-10, Washington, DC