IVLA 2017

IVLA 2016, Montreal: Engaging the Senses


Designing Visual Literacy Experiences

The 49th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference will take place at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 14–17, 2017. The conference will bring international scholars and researchers, teachers and students, artists, scientists, and other professionals to Cambridge to participate in an exciting exchange of ideas about visual literacy. The conference theme of Designing Visual Literacy Experiences will be explored through presentations, workshops, exhibitions and museum experiences. Scholars from four continents will participate in discussions with their peers on research and practice in visual literacy.

Lesley University is an ideal location for the 2017 International Visual Literacy Association Conference for its proximity to the rich intellectual, artistic, and cultural resources of Cambridge and Boston. In addition to events held on the Lesley University campus, the conference program will include an afternoon at the Harvard Art Museums on Friday and optional visits to area art museums at the close of the conference on Sunday.

2017 IVLA Conference Committee

IVLA President
Karen Tardrew (National Louis University)

2017 Conference Committee Members
Martha McKenna: Chair
Dean Richard Zauft: Co-chair
Rebecca Cote
Alex Cuff
Gene Diaz
John Kramer
Kristina Lamour Sansone
Linda Pursley
Elizabeth Tallett