the 5th International Teaching Artists Conference (ITAC5)
Join us online: September 14-17, 2020

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The Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC5) has moved online - and is happening right now!

Our South Korean hosts have designed an abundant conference, and it is taking place digitally from 14th - 17th September, focusing on the themes:

Boundaries into New Pathways:
- Unlearning
- Local & Nomadic Practices
- Peace & Reconcilliation

We have 2 custom built conference sites, which our Korean colleagues have created to offer extensive engagement opportunities, since we can't be together in person:

The ITAC community space (coffee lounges, debates, art project)
The ITAC5 Conference hall (workshop sessions, ITAC Collaborative Lounge, Library and more)

Over 3 full days of programming, the conference will offer more than 60 sessions led by colleagues from 19 different countries and a diverse range of art forms. In addition to a jam-packed workshop schedule, there a break out spaces where you can connect with colleagues from around the world, collaborative online art projects, keynote speakersand more. In true ITAC style, we plan for all workshops to be participatory and practice enriching for those who attend. Urge your colleagues in other countries to meet you there.

There is also project funding available for 2 projects arising from the conference. You can download the attachments needed to apply below:

- Project Funding Criteria
- Project Funding Application Form

Although the conference is online, we expect all delegates to commit to spending these 3 full days in deep inquiry with us. It may be tempting to dip in and out of digital sessions – especially with so many on offer just now – but to create the ITAC community, we challenge our participants to engage fully in these three days as if we were together in person.  

It is hard to schedule live events when we join from so many time zones, so have made sure all delegates have live, interactive content wherever they live. Workshops will primarily take place between 9am and 10pm Seoul time (which means every time zone can engage with different portions of the day). In addition to the workshop hours, there are staggered live reflective sessions available, which will happen during the day for other parts of the world. You can join with colleagues in time zones similar to yours to check up on what you've missed.

Registration fees have been purposefully kept low (no travel or housing costs either!), and significantly reduced registration fees are available to those hit especially hard by COVID-19. To allow us to offer this, we asked that those who are joining from larger institutions (or have been less financially affected by the pandemic) pay it forward and contribute the full amount. As an experiment, we will also be offering free spectator passes for the first time. These spaces allow people to observe selected content and watch certain pre-selected sessions. Free passes do not allow for real time interaction with participants, but they may suit those who are unable to commit to 3 full days of participation.

To explore, register, or for more information, visit our: ITAC5 Community Platform

If you have any conference specific questions, you can email our conference team at:

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