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The Kennedy Center

VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program


2019 Conference
Irvine, CA

October 25-28, 2019

Preconference Workshops:
October 25-26

Conference Proceedings:
October 27-28


2018-19 Regional Events
December 7-8, 2018: Columbus, OH
March 2019: New Orleans, LA


Join us!

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.

The 2019 national conference, hosted in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, will take place in Irvine, CA, and is the first VSA Intersections conference to take place at its new time of year. During the 2018-19 school year, the Kennedy Center is thrilled to host two smaller, regional conferences in December 2018 in Columbus, OH and March 2019 in New Orleans, LA. These smaller versions of our national conference will offer practitioners even more opportunity to engage with arts and special education content and will invite educators from two new cities — each arts and education hubs in their own right — to join us in our work.

For more information, and to register for the upcoming regional conference in Columbus, OH, please click here to be taken to the event microsite.

Register for Columbus conference