Thinking Sideways, Moving Forward: Our 2008 Conference
Thanks to all who made our 2008 annual conference such a fabulous success! The conference schedule and details will remain on the site as a reference.
“Thinking Sideways, Moving Forward”
AAAE 2008 Annual Conference
April 24 - 26, 2008
The successful arts administrator is a creature of many disciplines: Arts, Business, Politics, Sociology, Urban Planning, Psychology, Social Service, Education, Community Development, and on and on and on. So, what's an educator to do?
How might Arts Administration educators encourage their students and their peers to "think sideways" in response -- to adapt the insights of other industries and disciplines toward the advancement of the arts?
What can evolving principles of urban planning tell us about building community through culture? How might findings from brain science inform the connection between artist and audience? How are practitioners incorporating these discoveries in the daily delivery of their mission? And how might arts administration educators take full advantage of the experts all around us on campus?
Join your peers from Arts Administration programs around the world to stretch your discipline and advance your craft. You'll be joined by leading arts practitioners and researchers, along with experts and innovative academics from related fields of study. Best of all, you'll be able to share your own insights with friends and colleagues, and refresh your network of peers and partners.
Our backdrop will be Madison, Wisconsin, a jewel of the Midwest: home to one of the world's leading public research universities, haven for artists and the arts, seat of agriculture and bioscience, and bastion of progressive politics.
Think sideways. Move forward.
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bolz Center for Arts Administration