5th WAAE World Summit, Brisbane, Australia 2014

The World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014:

Transform: From Inception to Innovation in Arts Education

26-28 November 2014
Griffith University
School of Education and Professional Studies
Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Australia
Call for Abstracts
It is with great pleasure that we, the organising committee, invite you to attend the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) Global Summit 2014 which will be held at Griffith University’s School of Education and Professional Studies, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Australia from Wednesday the 26th to Friday the 28th November, 2014.
Summit Theme:
The theme of the WAAE Global Summit is Transform: From Inception to Innovation in Arts Education. This summit will focus on traditional, indigenous and contemporary innovations in arts education practice across the globe. As arts educators we have an obligation to support and maintain indigenous traditions as well as push boundaries in creating new and contemporary practice. The summit will connect arts educators, practitioners and researchers with the aim of forging new partnerships. Our special Keynote speaker for this event will be Professor Emeritus Tom Barone.
The summit aims to promote a positive approach to sustaining and continuing arts education.
The focus of the summit includes:
  • Supporting and maintaining indigenous arts practice (both traditional and contemporary)
  • Embracing innovation in arts education
  • Developing global partnerships through arts education
  • Continuing the important work of the WAAE through research, networking and advocacy.
The WAAE summit usually targets approximately 120 arts educators of international standing across the globe.
 Call for Abstracts:
This WAAE Global Summit combines the requirements of an academic conference with the needs for WAAE strategic planning and working groups. The four world member associations: International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA); International Society of Education through Art (InSEA); International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the World Dance Alliance (WDA) of the WAAE will each call for academic paper presentations from ‘International Experts’. Abstracts will be reviewed by an international peer review committee.
In respecting the equity and diversity philosophies driving the WAAE, the conference seeks representation from all of the member organisations and those working in arts education beyond these organisations. Arts educators from the Asia-Pacific region are especially welcome, and as such, Griffith University and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) – Arts Education Practice and Research (AEPR) SIG, will draw upon their networks, encouraging other regional experts to the summit. With approximately 120 delegates in total as well as members of the public participating as audience members for the keynote presentations, the Summit maintains a focus and intensity that distinguishes this type of WAAE Global Summit.
In respect to the dual (academic and strategic working party) purposes of the Summit, speakers will be selected based on the following:
  • acceptance of their 500-750 word academic abstract for presentation at the Summit;
  • current involvement in an arts education organization committee/organizational activity and willingness to maintain this involvement in 2015;
  • willingness to contribute to WAAE working groups/projects on Advocacy, Research, Networking; and Engagement with specific and diverse communities.
We understand that these criteria go beyond the normal requirements of an academic conference. However, the WAAE Global Summits always maintain this dual focus as we seek to establish project and policy infrastructures.
For your presentation to be considered you will be required to submit the following:
  1. A 500 word abstract for your presentation;
  2. A 150 word statement on your current involvement in arts education; organisations/communities and willingness to contribute to WAAE’s strategic work; and
  3. A 100 word biography.
You are invited to take part in this exciting international event by submitting the above requirements by the new extended date of Friday 22nd of August 2014 to Dr Georgina Barton – g.barton@griffith.edu.au. Participation in this summit is by invitation only. Each paper presentation will be limited to 10-15 minutes (10 ppt slides) with a chaired discussion. If you are successful you will be part of approximately 90 presentations from quality arts educators across the globe in dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts and cross-arts education. We invite you to share your research evidence, innovations and best practices in arts education globally.
Organising committee:
The committee consists of Dr Georgina Barton (Executive Director of the Summit, Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, AARE – Arts Education Practice and Research SIG Co-Convenor); Dr Kay Hartwig (Director of Internationalisation and Strategic Engagement and Coordinator of Music, Immediate Past President of Australian Society for Music Education), Dr Madonna Stinson (Deputy Head of School – Academic, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Director of Publications for Drama Australia; and founder of the UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education, Singapore); and Associate Professor Margaret Baguley (University of Southern Queensland, AARE – Arts Education Practice and Research SIG Co-Convenor).NewKeyDates


Brisbane MapWhat to do in Brisbane:

Some suggestions for activities in Brisbane are featured below.
Restaurants, markets and shopping can all be found at Brisbane’s famous Southbank. Where else in the world can you swim at the city beach, snack and stroll – all as part of your conference experience. See: https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank
Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art is rightfully renowned for the quality and variety of the exhibitions it hosts: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/
Interested in theatre, opera, concerts? See what is on at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/
Other Brisbane events, shopping and facilities can be found at: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/
Suggestions for accommodation while in Brisbane:
Robertson Gardens – Kessels Road, Mt Gravatt.
This venue is the recommended accommodation. It is very close to both the Nathan and Mt Gravatt Campuses of Griffith University. The conference dinner will be held at this venue. There is a variety of room types:
  • motel rooms with a queen bed $149 for 1 or 2 people per night
  • motel room with a queen and a single bed
  • 1 bedroom villas $175 per night
  • 2 bed room villas $210 per night
The villas have full kitchen facilities and the motel rooms have tea/coffee making, a toaster, small fridge and a microwave oven.
Contact: Robert Gardens Motel – accom@robertsongardens.com.au – please quote reference number 75113
University accommodation
For those wanting accommodation on the campus, dormitory style rooms are available on both the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses. Limited accommodation is available for short term stays. If you are interested in this type of accommodation and for information on prices, please contact bookings: accommodation@griffith.edu.au
Motels in Mt Gravatt
Many options are available. Two examples are given:
1. Travelodge Garden City 18 MacGregor Street, Upper Mt Gravatt
Hotel is nestled in a suburban setting close to great shopping centres and restaurant. gardencity@travelodge.com.au – Approximately $280 per night.
2. Garden City Motor Inn – 2148 Logan Ropad, Upper Mt Gravatt 3.5 star motel accommodation near restaurants and ANZ stadium and Garden City Shopping Centre – Approximately $117 – http://www.gardencitymotorinn.com.au/
Rydges Hotel – Southbank, Brisbane
This is a hotel in the heart of the cultural precinct and close to the city in Brisbane. Rooms range from $250.00 per night. Transport to Griffith University would be via public bus on the busway or taxi.
An easy 10 minute walk from downtown and the “bohemian” village of West End as well as within reach of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), South Bank Cinemas, the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery & Museum and Treasury Casino are a comfortable stroll from our Brisbane accommodation. LINK
Confirmed Keynote Presenters
Professor Emeritus Tom Barone
Thomas (Tom) Barone is Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University Teachers College in Tempe, AZ. Barone received his doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education from Stanford University in the late 1970s. He taught courses in curriculum studies and qualitative research methods (including narrative and arts based research) for over two decades at ASU before his retirement in 2012. Barone is the author and editor for several books, including Arts Based Research (2012), co-authored with Elliot Eisner. Barone is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Education Research Association, and, in 2012, the first recipient of the Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research by the ABR Special Interest Group of AERA. Tom currently resides in his beloved home town of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Professor Rita Irwin
Professor Margaret Barrett
Dr Ralph Buck
Dr Michael Dezuanni
Professor Robyn Ewing
Professor Sam Leong
Professor Andrew Martin
Mr Jeff Meiners
Professor John O’Toole
Dr Robin Pascoe
Dr Madonna Stinson
Professor Susan Wright
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