2015 Conference Highlights

The ArtSage Midwest Arts & Aging Conference offers programs, updates, and conversations about key issues such as the latest arts and aging research, arts programming for older adults, hands-on teaching and learning about the arts, and best practices in arts and aging. There’s also a wide range of networking opportunities and fun events. Some selected preliminary highlights follow, but the full program will be added to the Conference Schedule as programs and events are confirmed.

 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Concurrent workshop sessions on arts & aging topics include Memory Loss and Arts Programs, Myths of Aging , Evaluation Tips & Tools, Caring for the Caregiver™— Caregiver Training through Dance, Demographic Changes in Minnesota, Benefits of Art Making for Quality of Life in Aging and Finding Funding for Your Program.

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IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

With more than a dozen exhibiting organizations, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking. The Exhibit Hall offers you the chance to explore and discuss arts programming possibilities, networking, collaborative programs, online services, tools, and technologies.

Visit In the Exhibit Hall for details as they’re added.

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PRESENTERS AND SPEAKERS

This year's keynote speaker is Stuart Kandell of Stagebridge Senior Theatre, the nation’s oldest and most renowned theatre company of older adults.

Other presenters include ArtSage Executive Director Tammy Hauser, gerontologists Catherine Sullivan and Jim Tift, state demographer Susan Brower, Suzanne Costello of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Melissa Haynes of the Evaluation Studies program at the University of Minnesota, and Natalie Kennedy Schuck of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

The day's presenters also include Maria Genné and the artists of Kairos Alive!, Iris Shiraishi of Taiko Alive!, and Jane Tygesson of Open Doors to Memory. 

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