ABOUT VSA INTERSECTIONS
Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network, and, ultimately, help to shape the best practices-improving educational experiences for students with disabilities learning in and through the arts.
Are you invested in equitable access to art-based and arts-integrated instruction for students with disabilities? If so, this conference is a must for you. This conference convenes all involved in this venture: general and special educators, arts specialists, teaching artists, principals, nonprofit administrators, education program managers, university professors, policy makers, researchers, and school administrators. You will find this conference invaluable to your work supporting students with disabilities!
This year’s conference will take place August 6-7, 2017 in Austin, TX.
To learn more about the VSA Intersections Conference, visit our FAQ page and use #VSAIntersections to keep in touch with other attendees on social media!
*Picture: Antoine Hunter – OPENING KEYNOTE: PUSHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TOWARD ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
Antoine Hunter bio: A Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter is an award-winning Internationally known African-American Deaf choreographer, dancer, instructor, researcher, actor, speaker, model, producer, poet and Deaf advocate who has performed and hosted workshops throughout the Bay Area and the world including London, Italy, Cuba, Africa, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Paris, and Rome to name a few. He has been featured in Oakland North, CNN’s The Great Big story, KQED’s Arts, and many appearing for Purple Technologies, which sells Deaf services and products. Mr. Hunter is an active supporter of DeafHope, an organization whose mission is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education, and services. He teaches dance and ASL in both Hearing and Deaf communities and he is the founder and Artistic Director of both Urban Jazz Dance Company and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. www.realurbanjazzdance.com