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Join fellow artists, educators, scholars, students and change makers from May 25 – June 19 2021 for the Crafting Change Symposium, a fully virtual event hosted by the Center for Convergence (StudiOC) at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Crafting Change features presentations and hands-on workshops led by educators and makers working across disciplines and with students of all ages. Learn how K-12 teachers, college professors, teaching artists and other educators in STEM, the arts, and the humanities use creative and critical making to craft change in the classroom and around the globe!

Panel discussions and guest presentations examine the critical contemporary issues facing educators and students 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.

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! The Crafting Change Symposium is presented in partnership with the Technology in Music and Related Arts Department, the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research, Oberlin Center for the Arts, Lorain County Community College, and is supported in part by a multi-institutional grant awarded to Oberlin and LCCC by Bringing Theory to Practice.

Registration details coming soon. For questions, please contact aaresty [at] oberlin [dot] edu.

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.