'Diversity through Art' successfully held in Melbourne, 7 - 11 July 2014.
Over 500 art educators from over 40 countries came together to enjoy a very full program of research, oral and panel presentations, practical workshops, poster presentations and the fast moving pech kucha visual presentations. Each day included inspiring, informative and challenging keynotes. Social and cultural highlights featured in this congress included visits to the vast array of of Melbourne's arts institutions and precincts. But the social highlight was the Congress dinner, in the Great Hall of the NGV, with great food, practical arts entertainment, fabulous music and dancing.
To follow up presentations, the congess site is still live including the full program and abstracts. Presenters of research presentations at the congress have submitted their full papers to either the International Journal for Education through Art (IJETA) or to Australian Art Education (AAE). InSEA2014 General Congress Proceedingsare currently being collated and edited, and will soon to be available for purchase.
Volunteers and homestay hosts
The Organising Committee wishes to thank the numerous volunteers who worked tirelessly before and during the congrress, and those who kindly provided accommodation for some of our international guests in their homes. This was a great opportunity to meet and make friends with art educators from around the world.
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