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The Creative Future Conference

August 30, 2012 — 

Keynote Speaker Jann Arden

October 1st and 2nd, 2012

The Creative Future Conference Poster

Faculty of Education members, Dr. Francine Morin and Liz Coffman are involved in The Creative Future Conference which will offer panels on sustainability, creativity and the economy, as well as education in the arts.

The conference will begin with an evening keynote presentation featuring acclaimed recording artist, author and activist, Jann Arden on October 1st at the Centennial Concert Hall. Ms Arden will share her unique insights regarding the value of the arts andcreativity in education and society.

The opening evening will also include performances by Manitoba professional and student artists, including dance sets by students of Tec Voc High School and Manitoba’s own recent winners of Canada’s Got Talent, Sagkeeng’s Finest!

Then, on October 2nd from 9:00 – 3:30, the Concert Hall will be transformed into a centre for learning as teachers, school leaders, students, and community members converge to develop, create and share ideas. Delegates will choose from panels and focus sessionsorganized around various topics related to the arts and education, health and wellness,the economy, community, and sustainability.

Sessions focused on current practice in arts education will include Transformation and Arts Education, Ideas worth Spreading highlighting exemplary programs and models of transformative arts educational initiatives in Manitoba, and Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in the Arts, featuring presenters from Manitoba Education and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education sharing the most up-to-date ideas and information related curriculum, assessment and reporting in the arts.

As a component of the conference, the University of Manitoba and the Council of School Leaders will provide a COSL Leadership Certificate Course for educational leaders. The leadership course option may be selected, at no extra charge, as part ofthe online conference registration process (described below).

The student leadership component of our conference will be an opportunity for youth who are passionate about their own arts education to interact, confer, reflect and express to the larger community their ideas about the value of their learning and their vision for a future we all can embrace. Thanks to a grant from the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation, and with organizational assistance from the Manitoba Association for Art Education, the Manitoba Music Educators’ Association, and Manitoba dance and drama educators, 100 senior high students will be identified andinvited to attend the keynote evening and participate in conference day sessions, free of charge.

Other panels and focus sessions will centre on the Arts and Sustainability, the Arts, Creativity and the Economy, the Arts, Health and Wellness, and the Arts and Community. More detailed information regarding these sessions will be available on our website.

Finally, a hallmark of AAEM arts education events has always been the celebrations of student artistry and The Creative Future Conference will be no exception! The conference will be infused with displays of visual art work and dramatic, musical, and dance performances by Manitoba students.

Conference registration is $125/person and includes a ticket to the Jann Arden evening, lunch on the conference day, and a membership to the AAEM. Alternatively, tickets for the evening event only may be purchased for $50 each. We invite individuals to register or buy tickets by visiting our website

Please note: School Divisions or organizations wishing to purchase multiple tickets forthe Jann Arden evening at a discounted rate may contact Sylvie Cottee at scottee_aaem [at] shaw [dot] ca.

Please share this information with members of you organization

Thank you for your continued support of arts education in Manitoba!
Joe Halas, Chair
Alliance for Arts Education in Manitoba

*Republished with the permission of of the Alliance for Arts Education in Manitoba

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