Theme: Viewing the Past, Picturing the Present, Designing the Future
Celebrating 50 Years of the International Visual Literacy Association
The 50th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois at National Louis University November 1-4, 2018.
The conference theme of Viewing the Past, Picturing the Present, Designing the Future. The conference will bring international scholars and researchers, teachers and students, artists, scientists and other professionals to Chicago to participate in an exciting exchange of ideas about visual literacy and how it has developed over the years and speculate on its future. This theme will be explored through presentations including PechaKucha, workshops, and other experiences.
Chicago is an ideal location for the 2018 50th International Visual Literacy Conference as the windy city is easily accessible from anywhere around the globe can reach the city thanks to its two international airports and transport is fluid.
Chicago is a visual hub thanks to the Chicago Art Institute, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and many other visual treasures.
The conference is hosted by National Louis University which is located across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.
At Millennium Park, discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city.
2017 IVLA Conference Committee
Karen Tardrew (National Louis University)
2018 Conference Committee Members
Karen Tardrew, Chair
Geri Chesner, Co-Chair
Mark Newman, Co-Chair
Chen Xiaoin, Co- Chair
Rhonda Robinson, Co-Chair & Historian
Kristen Harrison, Web & Conference Design
Frank Cerreto, Registration & Membership
Jung Lee, Proposal
Michelle Wendt, Proposal
Petronio Bendito & Dana Statton, Proposal & Social Media
Scott McMaster, Communication Coordinator
Carolyn Berenato, Treasurer & Program
Danillo. M. Baylen,
Kubo, Kazuyo, Program