Thank you from Montreal!
Dear IVLA Memebers and Conference Participants,
We had an incredible event in Montreal, just a few short weeks ago, at our 48th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association! It is clear that the International Visual Literacy Association continues to strive to expand its programs to a broad global community. Deep gratitude goes our to gracious hosts at Concordia providing a world class and inspiring forum for the event. In particular, we want to thank Professor David Howes for his leadership and passion for our conference and his support folks. Furthermore, special thanks go to our to our Communications Coordinator, Scott McMaster for all his work on the ground in Montreal. The event could not have happened without our generous sponsors: Hexagram, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal Museums of Fine Arts, Concordia University, The Curved House and Aura. Our keynote speakers were stellar leaders in visual technology, grand appreciation goes out to Jason Edward Lewis, Richard K. Sherwin, and Constance Classen.
Our conference has a powerful impact on all and thanks to our members and presenters. It’s this passion that continues to drive our organization into the future! Engaging the Senses was the key theme for IVLA 2016 Conference and we explored so many aspects of this area of study. The IVLA community represented the intellectual diversity of the visual literacy field with presentations exploring photographic literacy, digital media representation, creative digital activism, and early childhood writing just to name a few. In true IVLA style, attendees represented a wide range of disciplines including arts, sciences, communication theory, semiotics, graphic design, photography, videography, media studies, digital technology, architecture, business, education, educational technology, instructional design, health, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cultural anthropology, brain research, computer applications, museum studies, and more.
Highlights of the conference were the amazing tours for the senses that included tours, art exhibitions, demonstrations, black box demonstrations and a “walkabout”. We shared an amazing feast for the senses with an interactive sensory dinner at our gala! We enjoyed moving sounds, smells and wine. It was unforgettable and magical. Thanks to Gabriel and Jennifer and our members for embracing the experience.
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