Biennial Arts Education Conference to be held in Phoenix Oct. 24

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The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference will take place on Monday, Oct. 24, at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

The biennial statewide conference is a presentation of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education, according to a press release.

Designed to bring together Arizona’s arts education community for a full day of professional development, this year’s JAEC theme is Connect and Respond, with sessions focused on the New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts, the evolution of Arizona’s youth demographics, and the design, creation, and sharing of tools and resources to develop cultural competency, systemic equity, and increased access and

Deron Hall

Deron Hall

participation across all artistic dimensions.

In addition to a full slate of panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, a keynote address will be delivered by Deron Hall, director of partnerships and operations at Memphis Music Initiative: Empowering Youth through Music.

Art, dance, music and theater educators; teaching artists; arts and cultural organizations; general classroom teachers; principals; curriculum supervisors for the arts; and higher education faculty are invited to attend.

An early registration rate of $95 is available through Sept. 20. As of Sept. 21, the regular registration rate of $120 will apply. A special student/intern registration rate of $75 is available to full-time students and anyone currently engaged in an internship with an arts, culture or education institution. Registration will close on Monday, Oct. 17.

Visit www.azarts.gov/2016jaec to register.

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