17th Annual National Conference
October 12 – 14, 2017
Hosted by the University of California, Davis
The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do.
2016 Welcome Letter
17th Annual National Imagining America Conference
October 12 – 14, 2017
Hosted by University of California, Davis.
Registration begins Summer 2017.Register
Discover sessions, workshops, seminars, and performances from our 2016 conference in Milwaukee. The conference enables people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.View The Schedule
2016 Call for Participation: At the Crossroads
Together, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do. Imagining America’s annual conference is a space where members of the national consortium and their partners come together to learn from one another about how the bold power of the arts, humanities, and design is being leveraged around the country to expand understanding of, and confront, the most pressing challenges of our time. This year, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we place our conference sessions themselves at the crossroads – integrating our community and campus-based, local, regional and national expertise into workshops that engage active, local initiatives.Call For Participation
Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2016 conference. Proposed sessions should be as interactive as possible, and provide opportunities for sharing and co-creating practical and theoretical frameworks that guide our understanding of engaged art, scholarship, and design.
- Pecha Kucha
- Performance & Dialogue
- Media Session
Imagining America Summer Institute on Organizing
Each summer, Imagining America invites scholars, artists, and citizens with a stake in the democratic future of higher education to participate in our cultural organizing institutes. Participants explore the theories and practices of broad-based and cultural organizing, and develop creative strategies for realizing the civic purposes of higher education.Learn More