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DANCE 2050 Symposium



The NDEO/Temple University Center for Research in Dance Education and the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University present......

DANCE 2050:
The Future of Dance in Higher Education


MAY 17-20th, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA 
Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Vision Statement on the Future of Dance in Higher Education. All Individuals who been selected to participate in the Dance 2050 symposium have now been notified.

If your Vision Statement has been accepted, please register now for the Dance 2050 symposium.



  Registration is open! Early Bird Discount Rates available until 1/30/12.

NDEO Members: Please login with your username and password before registering to receive the NDEO member discounted rate.

Non Members: Your Dance 2050 registration fee includes a complimentary one year NDEO professional membership. You will receive your membership within one week of registering.



DANCE 2050: The Future of Dance in Higher Education is a visionary and generative symposium seeking a broad ranging consideration of what pathways dance in higher education might take into the mid-21st century. Inspired by the 1966-1967 Developmental Conferences on DAnce held at UCLA, the symposium includes plenary sessions and break-out group discussions organized around many of the topics brought forward in submitted vision statements, including: future projections for our institutions, the evolution of dance program designs, dance in local, regional, and world communities, dance and the opportunities and challenges of emergent technologies, and other overarching considerations that symposium participants believe will shape, form, and interact with the discipline of dance over the next three decades.


To help tie us to our history, Dance 2050 will also include the release of Revisiting Impulse: A contemporary look at writings on dance 1950-1970. Over two decades, 

Impulse: annual of contemporary dance brought forward many of the discussions, viewpoints, and planning reports that set the stage for dance in art and education well into the 1980s and 1990s. This new volume, featuring contemporary consideration of each Impulse issue by selected contributors, will bring field history into clear focus. Cambria Press will publish this volume and make it available at a discount to participants. To access back issues of Impulse, click here

Hotel Information:
The Conwell Inn (Temple Campus)
1331 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel. 215.235.6200 or 888.379.9737
Fax 215.235.6235
Fully booked.
DoubleTree Hotel (Downtown Phildelphia) – Subway directly to campus
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel. 215.893.1600
Fax 215.893.1663
$143.00/night - rooms still available
Ask for “DANCE2050 – Temple Associate Rate”


Contact: Dr. Luke Kahlich, Temple University,