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VASTA in Montréal! August 2-5 2015

Cirque des Voix/Circus of Voices

  Hosted by Concordia University, Departments of Theatre and Dance

We are pleased to announce Key Presenter Judith Koltai along with the award winning Clown-Duo "Mump & Smoot", and Inuit Throat Singers - Heidi Metcalfe-Langille & Linda Brown will be part of our festive conference this year! Registration opens soon.  Early Bird is $250 until June 15th.

We are eagerly planning and preparing VASTA in Montréal, August 2-5 2015.  This conference follows ATHE, and will also be the shorter format (similar to Minneapolis).  Our official hotel is the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and we are generously being hosted by the departments of Theatre and Dance at Concordia University.

Registration will be Sunday August 2nd, starting in the afternoon.  We will host an opening session around 5pm.  The closing ceremonies will be Wednesday August 5th around mid-day. 

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If you would like to volunteer time or have some particular ideas for content, please contact Pamela Prather, ( for 2015. 


Member Initiatives

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. 


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