Invited Presentations 
 

2019
Ways of attending. Remarks given upon receipt of ARTS Publication Award for CSSE, 2019, Vancouver, UBC, June 3, 2019.

Closing remarks to the 2019 International Seminar om Visual Arts Education (the 3rd Yangtze River Delta Art Education Research Alliance Conference), Jinhua Polytechnic University, Jinhua, China May 17-19, 2019.

A/r/tography in and through time. Invited lecture (via skype) to arts-based research class at the University of Southeast Norway, College of Humanities, Sports and Education, Skollenberg, Norway. April 11, 2019



2018
Creative Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century. Invited lecture given to the Department of Fine Arts, Hangzhou Normal University, May 23, 2018.

A/r/tography: Education through Art. Invited lecture given at Hangzhou Normal University main campus, May 22, 2018.

A propositional perspective. Invited talk for the American Educational Research Association, New York, April 12-15, 2018, on receipt of the Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research.

Then and Now: Co-mentoring in and through time. Seminar for Research in Art Education Invited Seminar, National Art Education Association, Seattle, March, 21-24, 2018. Rita L. Irwin, Natalie LeBlanc & Valerie Triggs.

Making knowledge and moving knowledge 1: How does research impact knowledge building in the field? NAEA Research commission invited panel, National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, March 21-24, 2018.  Panelists: Rita L. Irwin, Melanie Buffington, Karen Kiefer Boyd, Dan Barney, Mary Hafeli, Juan Carlos Castro and Graeme Sullivan.



2017
Where in the world is arts education now? Lecture given to New Zealand arts educators, Ministry of Education and Wellington town council, Wellington, New Zealand, November 26, 2017.

Why are the arts always under attack? Guided discussion with the New Zealand Arts Council and New Zealand Arts Donors, Wellington, New Zealand, November 26, 2017.

Exploring a pedagogy of affect and dis/arts. Wingspan Dis/Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy, UBC, Oct. 19-21, 2017
A/r/tography and emergence.  McGill University, Department of Integrated Studies, Montreal.  Invited                               lecture and workshop.  May 25, 2017.


Arts Based Research in Doctoral Dissertations. Concordia University, Montreal, May 5, 2017. International                     Symposium on Visual Research in Education Dissertations.  Co-presenters: Alison Shields and Rita Irwin.  

Turning to A/r/tography: Emergent Knowledge in Art Education. Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Apri  21, 2017.

Canadian Perspectives on Arts Based Research in the Art Education Doctoral Experience. Tokyo Gakugei University.  Tokyo, April 21, 2017.  Co-presenters:  Anita Sinner and Rita Irwin.

International Journal of Education through Art: An Information Session. Bangkok University. April 12, 2017.  Co-presenters: Anita Sinner and Rita Irwin.

O Canada! The Arts as a Space to Reimagine Canadian Identity. University of British Columbia Okanagan invited talk, March 17, 2017.  Rita Irwin & Natalie LeBlanc.



2016
Webinar with The World Chinese Art Education Association, Summer 2016. 30 min. video uploaded here >

Comics as an artful portrayal: Narrating teacher development through arts based research. World Alliance for Arts Education World Summit, Hangzhou, China, Dec 2-6. Co-authors: R. Irwin & C. Lin.

Converse, Inquire, Share: Envisioning Teacher Mentorship in British Columbia, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, Nov. 30, 2016.

Art Education As Radicant Curriculum Practice, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou Nov. 29, 201.

Artful Inquiry as A/r/tography, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, Nov. 28, 2016.

Converse, Inquire, Share: Envisioning Teacher Mentorship in British Columbia, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, Nov. 24, 2016.

Art Education As Radicant Curriculum Practice, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing Nov. 23, 2016.

Artful Inquiry as A/r/tography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, Nov. 22, 2016.

The Artful Inquiry of A/r/tography, University of Umea, Sweden, June 18, 2016.

Emergence as central to a/r/tography, University of Barcelona, Spain, May 12, 2016.

Education is not a dirty word: Troubling the ‘E’ in ABER (Arts-based Educational Research), Gold Coast Campus, Southern Cross University. Roundtable facilitator with participants from Australian universities, March 11, 2016.

The Peripatetics of Inquiry: Performing, creating and participating in collaborative walking event. Alexandra Cutcher and Rita Irwin, for symposium entitled “Walking the Meshwork: An interactive symposium on walking as research, teaching and artistic practice”, Lismore Campus, Southern Cross University, February 18, 2016.

A/r/tography: Education through Art. Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 9, 2016.  



2015
Revisiting Richgate five years later. Faculty of Communication and Design, Anadolu University, Eskeshir, Turkey, October 26, 2015.

An introduction to a/r/tography, Faculty of Communication and Design, Anadolu University, Eskeshir, Turkey, October 21, 2015.

A/r/tography for graduate students, Faculty of Communication and Design, Anadolu University, Eskeshir, Turkey, October 19, 2015.

An a/r/tographic turn, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, October 16, 2015.

A/r/tography: Practice Based Research, Kerikkale University, Kerrikale, Turkey, October 15, 2015.

A/r/tography: Richgate as a form of Socially Engaged Art, Anadolu University, October 14, 2015.

A/r/tography: Three Stories. Anadolu University, Eskeshir, Turkey, October 12, 2015.

An introduction to a/r/tography. A presentation to Faculty of Communication and Design, Anadolu University, Eskeshir, Turkey, October 5, 2015.

Postgraduate Programs in Art and Education in Canada. UFSM, Santa Maria, Brazil, September 1, 2015.

An A/r/tographic Turn. UFSM, Santa Maria, Brazil, August 31, 2015.

Turning to A/r/tography: Emergence in Art Education. Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Brazil, August 25, 2015.

A/r/tography: Workshop (repeated 3 times). UNESPAR, Curitiba, Brazil, August 21, 2015.

Turning to A/r/tography: Emergence in Art Education. UNICAMP University, Campinas, Brazil, August 19, 2015.

Becoming A/r/tography. Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 18, 2015.

Turning to A/r/tography: Emergence in Art Education. Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 17, 2015.

CASWE Women in Leadership Keynote Panel. Fiona Blaikie (Brock University), Michelle Prytula (University of Saskatchewan), Ruth Kane (University of Ottawa), Julie Desjardins (Université de Sherbrooke) & Rita Irwin (UBC). CSSE Congress, Ottawa, May 31-June 4.

ABER Epistemological Undercurrents. ABER Preconference to American Educational Research Association Conference.Panelists: Rita Irwin, Kathryn Ricketts, Sarah Bridges-Rhoads, & Jeong_hee Kim. April 15, 2015.

Dadaab: Refugee Teacher Education. Professors of Curriculum. American Educational Research Association Conference. April 16-20.

A/r/tography. Invited lecture to Liora Bresler’s graduate class at Hah University/College, Stord Haugesund, Norway. April 8, 2015 (via videoconference)



2014
A/r/tography as Living Inquiry. Skype presentation to Adrienne Boulton-Funke’s class, University of Missouri, October 16, 2014.

An introduction to a/r/tography. Dr. David Anderson’s EDUC 500 class, UBC September 23, 2014.Art education as radicant practice. Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, July 16, 2014.

Art education as radicant practice. Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, July 16, 2014.

A/r/tography as practice based research. University of Auckland, New Zealand, July 17, 2014.

An A/r/tographic Turn. Visual Arts Research GORSED Symposium, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, May 16, 2014

Arts education research: Panel discussion (with Dennis Atkinson, John Baldachino, and Felicity Allen). Arts Education Research Conference, Porto, Portugal, January 22-25, Porto



2013
Random Acts of Kitness: A Facebook Tribute.  Rita L. Irwin invited to be lead presenter at the ‘Heartful Pedagogy:  Honouring the Work of Kit Grauer’, Museum of Anthropology, May 31, 2013.

Rethinking relationships between teaching, learning and art. Rita L. Irwin & Donal O’Donoghue. Invited Wyman Lecture and Killam Conversation, March 14, UBC.

In Conversation with Rita L. Irwin, Recipient of the Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, March 8, 2013, National Art Education Association Conference.

Encountering pedagogy through relational art practices. Invited lecture for the CREATE Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, UBC.  Presenters:  Rita L. Irwin & Donal O’Donoghue. January 22, 2013.



2012
Becoming A/r/tography. Invited lecture at University of North Texas, September 6, 2012.

Interpreting and implementing the Seoul Agenda. Panelist at the International Polylogue on Arts Education World Summit, Hong Kong Institute of Education (sponsored by the International Monitoring and Comparative Research in Arts Education, International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE). May 2-3.

A/r/tography as Practice-Based Inquiry. Invited visiting scholar, Tong-hua University, Hualien, Taiwan. April 23.

Becoming A/r/tography through Teacher Education. Invited visiting scholar, National Changhwa University, Taichung, Taiwan, April 30.

Becoming A/r/tography. Invited visiting scholar, University of Windsor, Ontario.  March 27. 

Becoming A/r/tography. Studies in Art Education Lecture. NAEA Conference, New York, March 1-4.

A/r/tografia como investigación basada en la práctica (A/r/tography as Practice Based Research. Video Conference hosted by La Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua with the University of British Columbia, January 31, 2012. 

Encountering pedagogy through relational art practices. Arts-Based Research Studio: Video Streaming for the University of Alberta from the University of British Columbia, January 19. Presenters: Rita L. Irwin and Donal O’Donoghue.



2011
Reflections on the Research Process: Finding the WAAE. Panelists: Patrice Baldwin, Eckart Liebau, Ralph Buck, Rita Irwin and John Steers, Munich, Germany, May 26-27.

Studio Practice as a State of Mind:  A/r/tographic Commitments as a Way of Being and Becoming. Studio Pedagogy Symposium.  National Institute for Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland, February 16-17.  Co-presenters on panel:  Rita L. Irwin, InSEA President; Patrice Baldwin, IDEA President; Margaret Barrett, ISME Vice President; Dan Baron Cohen, Brasil Ministry of Culture, Education and Health; Diane Brand, Dean, School of Architecture, Wellington University.



2010
Opening Address: InSEA President. InSEA World Congress, Budapest, Hungary, June 25-29.

Exploring Innovative Trends:  Creative Arts in Education. WISE: World Innovation Summit in Education, Doha Qatar, December 7-9.  Co-presenters on panel: Prof. John Tarrant, Former Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK; Prof. Elaine Thomas, Vice Chancellor, the University for the Creative Arts, UK; Ms Geetha Narayanan, Founder-Director of the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, India; Professor Simonetta Carbonaro, Humanistic Marketing, Design Management, University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden/Italy; Rita L. Irwin, InSEA President.

Becoming Pedagogical through A/r/tography in Teacher Education. Higher Institute of Arts and Culture International Campus Artistic-Reflecton CulturAll (Biannual 2010).  Maputo, Mozamibiue, Oct. 27-30.

Towards an arts-based paradigm of education for the 21st Century.  2nd UNESCO World Congress on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea May 22-28.  Co-presenters:  Dan Baron Cohen, Ralph Buck, Rita Irwin, & Hakan Lundstrom.

Cooperation between teachers and artists. 2nd UNESCO World Congress on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea, May 22-28. Moderator for session.  Panelists:  David Sudmalis (Australia), Mohammed Al-Amri (Oman), Barbara Neudlinger (Austria), Scott Noppe Brandon (USA), and Hosang Ahn (South Korea).

Mentoring Arts-Based Educational Research in the Academy Today (ABER Panel Presentation with Elliott Eisner, Graeme Sullivan, Carl Leggo & Celeste Snowber with Donal O Donoghue moderating). AERA Conference, Denver, April 30-May 4.



2009
Challenges and Opportunities for Research in Arts Education. CLEA Regional InSEA Conference, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 25-29. Seminar Panelists:  Rita Irwin and James Sanders.

Opening address as InSEA President. CLEA Regional InSEA Conference, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 25-29.

Just imagine: Partnering with UNESCO and WAAE. Panel presentation on “building capacities and clearingshouses for the formation of artists and teachers”. Fellow panelists: Alexis de Graff (Colombia), Imanol Aguirre (Spain) and Georges Poussin (UNESCO, France).  WAAE Latin American and Caribbean Summit, Bogota, Columbia, November 19-23.

Opening address as InSEA President and WAAE Presidential Council Member. WAAE Latin American and Caribbean Summit, Bogota, Columbia, November 19-23.

International Perspectives on Research in Arts Education. Universidad National Pedagógica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia, November 19.  Seminar Panelists:  Rita Irwin and James Sanders.

A/r/tography: Practice Based Inquiry for Art Educators. Universidad National Pedagógica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia, November 19.



2008
Networks and Networking Building. An interactive panel at the Canadian Arts and Learning Symposium, November 1-3.  Co-panelists:  Moderator David Walden (Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO), Rita Irwin (President of InSEA), Mary Dinn (President of CMEA), Robert Corbell (Theatre Canada), Amanda Hancox (Executive Director, Dancer Transition Resource Centre).


2007
A escrita do artista/pesquisador/educador: A/r/tografia como uma das metodologas de pesquisa em arte e arte-educaçáo. An invited three-hour research presentation/seminar (in English). XVII CONFAEB Congresso Nacional da Federeraçáo de Arte Educaclores do Brasil, IV Colóquio sobre o easino de Arte. November 2-4, Florianopolis, Brazil. Rita L. Irwin, Stephanie Springgay, Kit Grauer and Belidson Dias.

Arts and Education Practice Based Research. An Invited Panel Discussion. InSEA Research Congress, Seoul Korea, August 19-25. Rita L. Irwin, Graeme Sullivan, Rachel Mason, Christine Thompson, Brent Wilson, Mary Ann Stankiewicz.

Wisdom to share – Passion to care. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Northwest Regional Conference, July 18-21, UBC (opening remarks to conference).

Commitments to communities of a/r/tographic practice. My contribution to theSuper Session Panel on Arts Based Research presented by Sullivan, Graeme, Irwin, Rita, Bresler, Liora, & Garioan, Charles. NAEA conference, March, New York.



2006
Community of Artful Inquiry. An invited lecture at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, March 30.
A/r/tography as Practice Based Research.  An invited lecture atUniversity of Illinois Urbana Champaign, March 29.
Community of Artful Inquiry.  An invited lecture at Northern Illinois University, March 28.

A/r/tography as Practice Based Research.  An invited lecture at Northern Illinois University, March 27.
The Letter Continues….  An invited lecture in recognition of the June King McFee Award at the National Art Education Association Conference, March 24.

Investigating Curriculum Integration, the Arts and Diverse Learning Environments. UNESCO World Summit on Arts Education.  An invited panel.  Lisbon, Portugal, March 6-9.  Co-authors and presenters:  Irwin, Rita L., Grauer, K., Leggo, Carl, & Gouzouasis, P.

The City of Richgate:  Rhizomatic Relations of Possibility. An invited lecture (with images) at the Artful Inquiry Salon, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, February 23. Co-presenters: Gu Xiong, Kit Grauer, Barbara Bickel and Rita Irwin. Co-researchers:  Ruth Beer and Stephanie Springgay.

* For information on earlier work, please see Rita Irwin’s full CV.