International Conference

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki, Finland

September 28th and 29th, 2017

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

Call for proposal in PDF-form


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)
  • Affiliation(s)/Organization(s):
  • Email(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 dsae-conference [at] aalto [dot] fi

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: September 1, 2017 (non-presenters).


Keynote speakers >

Inquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Mira Kallio-Tavin
mira.kallio-tavin [at] aalto [dot] fi

Mikko Koivisto
mikko.koivisto [at] aalto [dot] fi





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