Conference registration is OPEN!
SAVE THE DATE 2018
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ADTA will host the 2018 conference on April 13 and 14, 2018 at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. There will be a conference opening on Friday evening and a full day of presentations and workshops on Saturday.
** All proceeds go to member scholarships and educational opportunities for our community
THE THEME: Working With Complexity: Engaging with Conflict and Moving toward Social Change
INVITATION: For the 2018 local conference, we are inviting the collective to explore our relationship to and our work with complexity. Complexity shows up in many ways including but not limited to issues surrounding social justice. Complexity can relate to relational, familial, bodily processes, cultural, internal relationships and influences and more. Complexity is defined as the ‘composition of many interconnected parts’. When acknowledging the complexity that exists within the environment, relationships, and the individual, there is an opportunity to work with the entire system. When complexity is neglected, there is a risk of devaluing the whole and overlooking important aspects of the exploration. Your proposals are encouraged to acknowledge complexity and engage working with complexity and may be inclusive of social justice as it feels appropriate to you.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER: How can Dance/Movement Therapy support engaging with this complexity? To hold conflict and social change? How can Dance/Movement Therapy offer ways to engage with the complexity that is inherent in conflict and social change? How can Dance/Movement Therapy support the development and sustainability of relationships across difference while giving consideration of social factors such as institutional, cultural, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and other systemic influences?
Friday evening will be open to the public and all non-conference goers are welcomed and invited! The opening will involve a panel of professionals working in the field who will discuss the conference theme. There is a suggested donation of $15 for the Friday evening opening for non-conference attendees, though no one will be turned away due to cost. Friday evening is included in the price for conference registrants.
Saturday will be a full day of workshops and presentations. Please stay tuned for the lineup to be announced once we receive your proposals. We are looking forward to being inspired by you!
We will be accepting proposals through the fall of 2017. The last day / deadline for proposal submission will be Friday November 17, 2017. Please send us your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to use the form below for submission.
Proposal Submission Form
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE EMAILED TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, email@example.com, NO LATER THAN November 17, 2017 at midnight. PLEASE INCLUDE “2018 CONFERENCE PROPOSAL” IN THE SUBJECT LINE. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. THE BOARD WILL MAKE NOTIFICATIONS BY January 5, 2018. 60 or 90-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS ARE OPEN TO PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD AND POSTER SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS. Please use the form below:
Specify Presentation Length (60 or 90 minutes) OR Poster Session:
What percentage of your presentation is experiential, didactic, group work, etc.:
Abstract (100 words or less):
How does your presentation/poster session relate to the conference theme?:
Catalog Description (3-6 sentences, include learning objectives):
Biography (50-100 words):