So You Want to Present at the NDEO Conference:
Advice on Crafting a Session Proposal
Panelists: Zakiya Atkinson, Shireen Dickson, and Miriam Giguere
Moderator: Betsy Loikow

Free Webinar
NDEO Members and Non-Members are welcome!
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 pm EDT

Join past NDEO Conference presenters Zakiya Atkinson, Shireen Dickson, and Miriam Giguere for a conversation on submitting a session proposal for the virtual NDEO Annual National Conference. They’ll offer advice, strategies for success, and answer your questions. If you’ve ever thought about applying to present at an NDEO Conference, join these seasoned presenters for guidance on submitting a successful session proposal.

You are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time when you register for the webinar.
Important Details:
  1. This FREE session is open to NDEO members and Non-Members.
  2. While this is a FREE session, you must register at the link above.
  3. This session will be recorded and accessible on the NDEO website.

NDEO's 2021 Virtual National Conference
The Essentiality of Dance Education in Changing Times
Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 10, 2021
Seeking Presenters - Submit your Session Proposal by April 1, 2021
Panelist Bios
Zakiya Atkinson is Fine & Performing Arts Supervisor for Cranford Public Schools and Director of Zaman Dance Theatre Collective. She has developed curriculum and programming for K-12 arts and was a high school dance program director and educator for ten years. Atkinson has served as college faculty and employs arts as a tool for social change in community spaces. She holds a BA in Communications & Theatre (Temple University), MA in Dance Education (NYU), and a certificate in Holocaust & Genocide Education. Atkinson is a doctoral student and Arnhold Fellowship recipient with the Dance Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia
Shireen Dickson is the director of OKRA Dance Company, which presents interactive African and American diasporic dance and world rhythmic learning experiences in schools, libraries, museums, and festivals throughout the US. She is a former NYCDOE educator and the founding Community Engagement Director for both Elizabeth Streb’s SLAM and Dance Parade, Inc. She currently develops arts curricula and facilitates teacher training and professional development programs infused with American social, cultural, and activism practices for a range of organizations. Shireen is a founding executive board member of the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance based at Duke University and a 2019 Women of Color in the Arts fellow. IG: @shireendance @okradanceco  
Miriam Giguere holds a BA in psychology and an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in dance from Temple University. Dr. Giguere is the Department Head for Performing Arts at Drexel University, where she directed the dance program from 1992-2015. Her research interests involve cognition and social interactions during the creative process in dance and the development of context-driven dance curriculum. Her research has been published in Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Dance Education, Selected Dance Research, Arts & Learning Journal, Research in Dance Education, and International Journal of Education and the Arts. Her textbook, Beginning Modern Dance, (2013) was published by Human Kinetics. She is currently the associate editor of the journal Dance Education in Practice and author of the column Dance Trends. She has presented at numerous conferences of the National Dance Education Organization, Congress on Research in Dance and Dance, and the Child International, among others. Dr. Giguere is the 2009 recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Arts and Learning Special Interest Group national dissertation award was the keynote speaker for Dance Education Conference 2010 in Singapore and serves as the President of the Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization.
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