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Art Beyond Sight Multi-Modal Approaches to Learning Conference, October 16-17, 2009

Art Beyond Sight: Multimodal Approaches to Learning-an International Conference. October 16&17, 2009.
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; 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, architect, Lisbon(Portugal); Mandayam A. Srinivasan, MIT Touch Lab; Yuri Danilov, University of Wisconsin,
Panelists include: Alison Jones, artist, Liverpool (Uk); Heather Bowring, artist, London (UK); John Bramblitt, artist, Denton (TX); Edmund Mooney, composer, sound designer and sound artist, New York; Edu-Art, Milan (Italy), Rebecca Fuller, RAF Models; Michael Schneider, Eric Brun-Sanglad, Interior Designer
Registration: The official registration form will be posted on www.artbeyondsight.org after May 1st. If you wish to have the form emailed to you when available, send your name and email address to: aeb@artbeyondsight.org; with "October Conference" in the subject line.
Marie Clapot
Project Coordinator
Art Education For the Blind
589 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
tel:(212) 334-8723
fax:(212) 941-6024

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