Request for Breakout Session Proposals for Digital Transformation: A National Arts-in-Education Conference



Download the RFP form here.

Digital Transformation: A National Arts-in-Education Conference, the 2017 Young Audiences Arts of Learning annual conference, aims to serve 250 participants who are interested in the arts-in-education field at the local, state and national levels. Digital Transformation is presented by the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and Young Audiences Arts for Learning. Conference participants include program, education, marketing, and fundraising staff; teaching artists, teachers, and administrators; and non-profit board members and executive staff—a diverse group of individuals from the field-at-large engaged in improving student access to the arts and arts learning.

In addition to plenary sessions that share the latest research and the impact of the arts and education, the conference will include a variety of breakout sessions that will address the conference theme of Digital Transformation. These breakout sessions will address topics that are relevant to the conference audience, highlight best practices that enhance work in classrooms and communities throughout the country as well as strategies for fund and board development, strategic alliances and marketing.

Reflect on how your proposal topic will align with the overall conference theme Digital Transformation—creating and sustaining digital arts programs that transform learning in and through the arts. In addition to the theme, we have identified topics from previous conference participant feedback to be addressed at this conference and we encourage submission of proposals in areas listed below. Priority consideration will be given to presentations where participants walk away with concrete ideas for practical applications and/or replication of great ideas. The conference breakout sessions will run 75 minutes and will be presented each day of the conference.


High Priority Sessions for the 2017 conference include:

  • Effective uses of the arts and new media or technologies
  • The impact of arts-integration and technology both in and out of the classroom
  • Digital collaboration with community partners at the arts, education and civic level
  • The role of the arts and technology in inclusionary practices
  • Successful STEAM programs and partnerships
  • Digital youth arts programs in alternative settings


Download the RFP form here.


The registration rate is $350.00 for Young Audiences Arts for Learning affiliates; $425 for non-affiliate participants, and a single day $175 rate for Ohio residents. One discount registration, a $75 reduction, is available per lead RFP applicant.

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