Call for Presentations

The 1st International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education brings together researchers, students, and members of the disability and crip art communities who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. The scope of the conference comprises all art forms, as well as different contexts of education, such as primary education, artist education, and public pedagogy. The conference is co-hosted by Aalto University and the University of Kansas.

Extended deadline for proposal submissions is April 30, 2017

Conference will be held at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture on September 28 and 29, 2017
Address: Hämeentie 135, Helsinki, Finland
Please click here for conference website.

Proposal guidelines
We welcome proposals for presentations that discuss relationships and connections between disability studies, arts, and education. The format of a presentations can be individual research paper, panel, poster session or performance.

The conference program consists of 90 minute sessions, each of which include three individual 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. The duration of a panel is 90 minutes.

The proposal should include the following information:
Author(s) name(s):
Presentation format: Individual paper, panel, poster session, performance
Title of Presentation:
Abstract (300 words):

The language for the proposals and presentations is English.
The presentation proposals should be submitted to

Important days:
·      Deadline for proposals: April 30, 2017
·      Acceptance letters received by May 31, 2017
·      Registrations and final commitments to present (presenters): August 1, 2017
·      Registration to attend (non-presenters)September 1, 2017 

Keynote speakers
Amanda Cachia (Australia, USA)
Kaisa Leka (Finland)

Please see the attached document and the conference website for additional information.
Inquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Mira Kallio-Tavin                             
Mikko Koivisto

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