Learn more about the 47th Annual CODE Conference - Claiming Our Voices

CODE is thrilled to announce that the 2017 Conference page is live and accepting registrations for the 47th Annual Conference, Claiming Our Voices.  From October 13-15, Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario will become the place to be for drama and dance educators and artists! To learn more about the conference, read on!

To register or to learn more about the incredible workshops and events that await you click HERE to be taken to the conference website.

The vision of the conference is to celebrate, inspire and learn about the diverse voices that make up our drama and dance community. We have artists, educators and academics from diverse backgrounds sharing their dance and drama work around equity issues, arts advocacy, teacher and student wellness and the lenses which shape understanding.

One of the many strengths of dance and drama is the potential to allow students to explore a variety of perspectives and embody new ideas and concepts. As drama and dance educators we need to provide students with opportunities to experiment with various roles, use drama and dance as a vehicle to explore a variety of perspectives, and claim their voice through the roles they embody and the movements they create. We, as educators, must also examine our own voices. Where do we fit in in the landscape of Arts advocacy? How can we include a variety of perspectives, cultures, identities and experiences in our classrooms? What part do we play in fostering student creativity?

Join us at the CODE conference as we work together to Claim Our Voices!

One of the best things about being a part of the CODE Conference is that no matter what your experience is with drama and/or dance education, there is a spot for you!  Whether you are a generalist elementary teacher, a brand new drama/dance secondary teacher, a pre-service educator, an adminstrator, a professor, an artist or a seasoned veteran in arts education, Claiming Our Voices will leave you with a number of ideas that can immediately be used in your classrooms.  Also, the open, collaborative, fun, inspirational weekend will leave you with connections and friends that will last far beyond the weekend!

This year, the CODE Conference will be held at the beautiful Deerhurst Resort, so if you would like, bring your family and make it a mini vacation.

We can't wait to see you in October!