13th ELIA Biennial Conference
Glasgow 13-15 November 2014
Registration Open Now!
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Register now to join us in Glasgow!
The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce that online registration has opened for the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference, hosted by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Glasgow.
The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers.
This year’s conference theme focuses on the relationship between the creative and the city and the dynamic interplay between place, culture, creativity and the artist. Recognising that the arts are both the most local and the most international of activities - proud of their traditions and identity, but at their most exciting when they break down barriers and cross borders, LOCATION/AESTHETICS will explore the cultural, social and economic role that creative individuals and institutions play in creating and transforming a city, regional or national identity and place in the world.
Four sub-themes have been identified to address more specific issues:
The Biennial offers a diverse range of programming in a dynamic atmosphere that stimulates intellectual exchange and professional networking.
Highlights of the programme include plenary sessions – presenting high profile keynote speakers from around the world, panel sessions and thematic sessions – opening dialogue on key issues in higher arts education between field experts and delegates, mobile sessions – exploring and engaging with the creative heart of Glasgow, table talks – fostering close connections between delegates through small group discussions on the major conference themes and even a ‘blind date’ dinner– creating an informal space for networking with matchmaking facilitated by conference organisers. In addition, Pecha Kucha and Open Space presentations provide a platform for delegates to disseminate their own work.
The programme is accompanied by a series of cultural events including the ELIA NEW NOW Festival LIVE, an innovative international platform for talented graduating and recently graduated artists, giving delegates the chance to see firsthand the work of emergent artists from across Europe and beyond.
The deadline for Early-bird registration is 30 June 2014.
The deadline for online registration is 31 October 2014.
Early-bird registrants receive a 100 euro discount on registration fees.
To register visit the Biennial Conference Registration Portal.
For further information, please contact ELIA Conference Manager Barbara Revelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.