VASTA IN LONDON
Please join us at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for our annual conference, August 5-9, 2014. Conference planners Rena Cook and Jane Boston have lined up an exciting array of presenters including David and Ben Crystal, Patricia Bardi, Jane Boston, Kristin Linklater, Paul Meier, Leticia Santafé, Christina Shewell, Fiona Shaw, and Catherine Fitzmaurice. And as a tremendous bonus Cicely Berry has just agreed to join us as well! Our always popular member presentations will be featured as well. More information regarding how to register and to propose a member presentation is on the conference page.
An exciting new feature of the VASTA 2014 Conference - Voicing the Future: Reinventing Traditions - will be the Identity Cabaret! This is a performance opportunity for individuals to share a song, a poem, a monologue, or section of a play that celebrates your heritage, culture, background or identity. It will be hosted by Fran Bennett and organized by Michelle Lopez-Rios. Performances should be no longer than five minutes. A mic and a piano will be available. This will take place during happy hour, 5-6:30 on an evening of the conference yet to be determined. Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or sign up.
VASTA Annual Conference July 28-August 1, 2013
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group
One of the great things our members do is try to support one another for self-improvement. VASTA Member, Diane Robinson, saw a need to help people in developing their teaching philosophy statements. For anyone in Academia, this can be a serious undertaking because it is often a part of Tenure & Promotion Materials, so she asked members of our listserv, VASTAvox, if they would like to work with one another in helping one another develop a teaching philosophy. This has grown into the Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group.
If you are interested in being a part of these discussions, please contact the Tech Director. You will be added, begin receiving email messages, and have access to VASTA's Google Apps Group.