Proposals Being Accepted for International Visual Literacy Association Conference

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Proposals for the 47th annual International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference are being accepted through April 1, 2014. The conference provides scholars, researchers, teachers, students, artists and other professionals an opportunity to present their work.

The theme for this year’s conference, The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, explores eight subjects, including visual literacy in a museum setting, emerging technologies, visual culture and information design.
The Toledo Museum of Art will host the conference from Nov. 5–8, 2014. Proposal submission guidelines and conference registration information can be found at

“In these image-saturated, digital times, the significance of the visual literacy field continues to grow,” said Brian Kennedy, Toledo Museum of Art director. “This is an opportunity to share the groundbreaking ways visual literacy enables us to communicate, perform our jobs, enrich our lives and effect change in our communities.”

The conference facilitates exchange of best and innovative practices, presentation of research results and discussion of works in progress. Paper presentations, panel sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops are encouraged. Unique to this year’s conference is the division of sessions among university, K–12 and museum educators.

Founded in 1968, the International Visual Literacy Association is the oldest international, not-for-profit association of researchers, university and K–12 educators, designers, media specialists and artists dedicated to the study and practice of visual literacy.

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