Past Events

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Follow the links below to read session summaries, watch recordings and view program materials.

Spring 2016: States of Change Policy Symposium • March 5, 2016  Washington, D.C.

Fall 2015: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success • September 1-2, 2015 Arlington, VA

  • Event Resource Page
  • Program Booklet
  • Keynote Address by Anya Kamenetz (video)
  • Remarks from former Secretary of Education Richard Riley (video)
  • The Future of Learning: Remaking the Learning Landscape for Student Success (video)
  • More Than Academics: What Students Need to Learn and What Schools Ought to Teach (video)
  • An Arts in Education Town Hall (video)
  • Concurrent sessions – descriptions, powerpoint presentations and more

Spring 2015: Arts in Education Symposium • March 21, 2015 Washington, D.C.

Fall 2014: Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts • September 11-12, 2014  Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event Resource Page
  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Opening Remarks by Dr. Jane Chu (video)
  • Keynote Address by Bill Strickland (video)
  • The Role of the Arts in Closing the Opportunity Gap for Student Success (video)
  • Reimagining – Through the Arts – The Future of Learning in the Keystone State (video)
  • Campaigns for Social Change: What Works and Why (Video)

Spring 2014: Great Expectations for Learning: The Role of the Arts in Preparing America’s Students for College, Careers, and Citizenship • March 22, 2014 Washington, D.C.

  • Event Resource Page
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: How the Arts Can Lead the Way for Change  (audio)
  • A Snapshot of Federal Education Issues Through the State Lens– Spotlight on Title I and the Arts (audio)
  • Preparing Students for the Next America – Three Priorities Shaping the State Education Policy Landscape (audio)
  • Evaluating Our Advocacy Progress– How Do We Know if it is Working? (audio)

Spring 2013: Arts, Education, and the Next America April 4-5, 2013 • Washington, D.C.

Fall 2012: Arts Learning Without Borders • April 13-14, 2012 • 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, 2012  Washington, D.C.

Fall 2011: Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts • September 15-16, 2011  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, 2011  Washington, D.C.

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

Fall 2010: Creativity Works! Arts, Education, and the Innovation Economy • October 21-22, 2010 • 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, 2010  Washington, D.C.