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a2ru National Conference: Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy & Engagement

Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design will host Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy and Engagement, the annual conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) in Boston, MA, November 2-4, 2017.

The Alliance for Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a member organization that maps arts-integrative learning, contextually examines arts research developments, explores the value-added results of campus collaborations, and connects multiple stakeholders, to advance a more complete national agenda linking the arts and other disciplines in higher education.

With over 100 presenters, this conference will feature lectures, workshops and case studies over three days. Conference co-hosts are Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SMFA at Tufts.

A selection of the presenters include:
Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America
Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston
Robert Blackson, Curator & Director of Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
Ryan Dennis, Public Art Director, Project Row Houses
Bree Edwards, Director, Northeastern Center for the Arts
Ty Furman, Managing Director, BU Arts Initiative, Boston University
David C. Howse, Executive Director, ArtsEmerson
Elizabeth Hudson, Dean, College of Arts, Media, and Design, Northeastern University
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts and Design, UC, Berkeley
Maria Rosario Jackson, Senior Advisor, Arts & Culture Program, The Kresge Foundation
Sarah Kanouse, Artist & Professor, Northeastern University
Leila Kinney, Executive Director, Arts Initiatives, Center for Art Science & Technology, MIT
Rick Lowe, Founder, Project Row Houses, University of Houston
Margaret Medlyn, ONZM, Head of Classical Voice – Victoria University, Wellington
James Moeser, Chancellor Emeritus, Professor, Acting Director, Institute for Arts and Humanities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jason Schupbach, Director, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU
Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU
Sixto Wagan, Director, Arts and Social Engagement, University of Houston
E. San San Wong, Director, Arts and Creativity, Barr Foundation

Download the full conference schedule. 

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