An interactive discussion among community and education leaders about the remarkable potential of arts education to meet the challenge of preparing young people for success in a 21st Century world. Topics of conversation will include how we understand the gap in policy and practice as it relates arts education, how these issues of equity and access intersection with whole school reform efforts, and how arts education is uniquely positioned to impact multiple indicators of student success.

Monday , October 24, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration opens at 7:30am
Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.



A Keynote Address for the 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference by

Deron Hall, Director of Partnerships and Operations, Memphis Music Initiative: Empowering Youth through Music

Panel discussion moderated by Mr. Hall and including

Dr. Deborah Gonzalez, Chief Academic Officer, ASU Prepatory Academies

Dr. Michael Kelley, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University

Jaclyn Roessel, Public Programs and Education Director, Heard Museum

REGISTER: *If you have already registered for the full conference, you do not need to register for the breakfast forum

This forum on community support for arts education is a program of the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Education Outreach and Advocacy Initiative made possible in part by support from Americans for the Arts.

This forum is presented in conjunction with 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference. Presented by the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Joint Arts Education Conference brings together Arizona’s arts education leaders for a full day of professional development.

Interested in attending the full conference?
Joint Arts Education Conference full schedule & registration