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Please join us for the Crafting Change Symposium, a free online event series hosted by the Center for Convergence (StudiOC) at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Running from May 25 – June 19, 2021, Crafting Change features presentations, panel discussions, concerts, workshops and more led by artists, educators, scholars, and makers using creative and critical making to craft change through art, in the classroom, and around the globe. Symposium highlights include the Crafting Sound and Sonic Arcade concerts, the SmART Futures Exhibit, a Micro Maker Series and Micro Maker Mixers, Weekend Workshops, Lunchtime Lightning Panels and more! 

Panel discussions and guest presentations examine the critical contemporary issues facing educators today. Across the four weeks of the symposium, speakers will address diversity, equity, and inclusion in crisis-informed teaching, creativity in learning, critical making, and experiential learning. For questions, please contact aaresty [at] oberlin [dot] edu.

Advance registration is required. Please register for events directly via our symposium schedule.

The Crafting Change Symposium is supported by Oberlin College and Conservatory; the StudiOC grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Conservatory’s Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) Department; Oberlin College’s Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research; the Oberlin Center for the Arts; Lorain County Community College (LCCC); the Ohio Arts Council; and a Multi-Institutional Innovation grant to Oberlin College and LCCC from Bringing Theory to Practice.

COVID-19 Statement

Participant safety is our highest priority. Given the uncertainty involved in event planning in the COVID-19 era, we are planning a fully remote symposium. To provide attendees with an impactful, engaging symposium experience, we are working to build a robust technical infrastructure to fully support virtual presentations, discussions, and networking.