segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2009

Art Beyond Sight: Multimodal approaches to learning

For those who have not registered yet, I want to remind you that the Early Bird Registration deadline for the 2009 Art Beyond Sight International Conference on Multimodal Approaches to Learning is approaching - April 15!
If you wish to register, you will find the registration form by following the link below or attached to this email along with further information on some of the speakers attending.
Please fill out the form and send it back to me. You will find all payment information on the form. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We would truly appreciate if you could pass on this information to anyone you think would be interested.

Project Coordinator

Art Education For the Blind

589 Broadway

New York, NY 10012

tel:(212) 334-8723

fax:(212) 941-6024

Art Beyond Sight: Multimodal Approaches to Learning
An International Conference

Co-sponsored by Art Education for the Blind &
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Art Education for the Blind (AEB) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have set Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17 as the dates for their third biennial international conference on multimodal approaches to learning. The conference will further address the challenges faced by educators, artists, museum professionals, architects and designers to create learning opportunities and inclusive learning environments that better serve all audiences, and meet the needs of learners with sensory impairment or those who use different learning styles.

The conference will showcase best practices in classroom and museum education, as well as pioneering approaches to learning, exhibition and program design. The multidisciplinary plenary sessions that are a trademark of the Art Beyond Sight conferences will feature art historians, anthropologists, curators, neuroscientists, new media and Universal Design experts, architects and educators, who will present their diverse perspectives on disability, the senses, art and education. In addition to plenary sessions, concurrent sessions will include discussions and thought-provoking cross-disciplinary dialog focused on issues of education program design, product design, new technology and the senses, museums and learning environments in the 21st century, among other topics.

Speakers scheduled include: David Howes, Concordia University; Constance Clausen, Concordia University; Pawan Sinha, MIT Harvard; Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MIT Harvard; Lofti Merabet, MIT Harvard; Richard Sandell, University of Leicester; Georgina Kleege, University of Berkeley; Madalina Diaconu, University of Vienna (Austria); Patrick Dvelieger, University of Leuven (Belgium); Carlos Mourao Pereira, architect, Lisbon (Portugal); Valerie Fletcher, Adaptive Environments; Yuri Danilov, University of Wisconsin

Panelists include: Mandayam A. Srinivasan, MIT Touch Lab; Michael Schneider, ESI; Edmund Mooney, sound designer and artist (NY); Bruce Odland, Sound Artist (NY); Alison Jones, artist, Liverpool (Uk); Heather Bowring, artist, London (UK); John Bramblitt, artist, Denton (TX); Edu-Art, Gioia Aloisi and Monica Gorini, artists, Milan (Italy), Rebecca Fuller, RAF Models; Anna Schuleit, artist (MA); Eric Brun-Sanglard, Interior Designer (CA); Marcus Weisen, Museums and Galleries without Barriers (UK); Hannah Goodwin, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Trish Maunder, Exhibit Developer/Educator

Registration: The official registration form is posted on If you wish to have the form emailed to you, send your name and email address to:; with “October Conference” in the subject line.

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