Fall Conference

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The 3rd NAREA Fall Conference

Possibilities and Complexities: Reconnecting, Reimagining, Relaunching

Vancouver, British Columbia • October 20-22, 2022

Featuring:

Mirella Ruozzi
Mirella Ruozzi

From 1975 to 2016, Mirella Ruozzi was an atelierista with the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. She was also the atelierista of the Ada Gobetti Municipal Infant-toddler Center and the Ernesto Balducci Municipal Preschool. In addition, Mirella has collaborated with the Genoeffa Cervi, Peter Pan, Luigi Bellelli, Gianni Rodari, and Pablo Picasso municipal infant-toddler centers in Reggio Emilia.

In 2001, Mirella began curating projects on research, professional development, and more in-depth investigation at the Gianni Rodari Theatre Workshop through the Preschools and Infant-Toddler Centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. She has collaborated on and curated several educational and professional learning projects for the Istituzione. Mirella collaborates with Reggio Children on exhibitions, ateliers, publishing projects, and professional development courses by participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and overseas. She completed her art school diploma course in ceramics at the Gaetano Chierici Art School in Reggio Emilia in 1972 and the professional exam to qualify as a teacher of arts education in middle schools in 1973.

Massimo (Max) Ghirardi
Massimo (Max) Ghirardi

Since 1992, Massimo has worked as an atelierista for the Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. He currently works on professional development and research projects with the Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, the Remida Creative Recycling Center of Reggio Emilia, and the Department of Education at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as well as with other public and private institutions in Italy and abroad.

Massimo contributes articles related to research and professional development in the area of art and creativity to art history and education journals, with particular reference to children’s drawing, art education, and the use of found and recycled materials. He has conducted training courses on these subjects in Italy and abroad. Born in Parma in 1968, Massimo received diplomas in graphic arts and applied arts from the Paolo Toschi State Art Institute in his native city. An illustrator, graphic artist, and calligrapher, his works can be found in public and private collections in Italy, France, Spain, and Canada, and he is well-known as a heraldic designer specializing in civic heraldry. After residing for 40 years in Sala Baganza (province of Parma), Massimo has lived in Sesso, a village in the province of Reggio Emilia, since 2010.

Location:

Conference:

(Thursday evening and Friday)
Italian Cultural Center
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M3E4

(Saturday)
Simon Fraser University- Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B5K3

Exhibit:

(Thursday evening and Friday)
Italian Cultural Center
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M3E4

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In Person Conference FAQs

Schedule

The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features might include: presentations and reflections by noted representatives from Reggio Emilia and/or North America, small group discussions, encounters with The Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material exhibition and atelier, and local cultural experiences.

Thursday evening will begin at 5pm and conclude around 9pm at the Italian Cultural Center. Opening session and reception. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Friday will begin at 9am and conclude at 5pm at the Italian Cultural Center. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday will begin at 9am and conclude at 5pm at Simon Fraser University. Lunch will not be provided. Please note that the conference location is different from Thursday–Friday. There are multiple restaurants located within walking distance.

A detailed schedule will go out to all participants in a logistics email one week prior to the conference.

Registrations must be completed online. If you become unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a colleague by notifying the NAREA office.

Written request for refunds must be submitted by October 7th to thresa@reggioalliance.org. There will be a $50 processing fee.

Registration will close on October 7, 2022.
 
 
Registration Fee For US Residents (US Dollars):

EARLY BIRD RATE: $525 (member) or $625 (non-member)


AFTER SEPTEMBER 19: $625 (member) or $725 (non-member)



Registration Fee For Canadian Residents (US Dollars):

EARLY BIRD RATE: $400 (member) or $500 (non-member)


AFTER SEPTEMBER 19: $500 (member) or $600 (non-member)



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Lodging

Exchange Hotel Vancouver

475 Howe Street | Vancouver, BC V6C2B3
 

A courtesy block of rooms are available at the Exchange Hotel Vancouver Room Block
or by calling 604-563-4693 and referencing the group code: NAREA.
Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of 239 CAD (exclusive of tax).
Special pricing available until September 20, 2022.
 

Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites

550 West Hastings Street | Vancouver, BC V6B1L6
 

A courtesy block of rooms are available at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites.
Guests can make reservations online by using the custom link at: Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites Room Block
or by calling 844-254-5048 and referencing the group code: NAREA.
Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of 279 CAD (exclusive of tax).
Special pricing available until September 7, 2022.
 

Before making travel plans to Canada

 

PLEASE REFER TO THE COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELERS

About the City

Vancouver, a coastal city nestled between The Pacific Ocean and The Cascade Mountains, is in southwestern British Columbia, on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish, Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. For thousands of years the Coast Salish people have called this their ancestral home, and their history, cultural traditions, and spiritual beliefs are tightly woven into the city’s cultural fabric. Top spots for exploration include downtown’s Stanley Park, with its old-growth cedar forests surrounded by water views and sandy beaches, and the Granville Island Public Market. More information can be found here.

 

For More Information

Thresa Grove, NAREA Administrative & Membership Coordinator | thresa@reggioalliance.org | 770.552.0179

Registration will close when the capacity of the venue has been reached or by October 7, 2022, whichever comes first.

If you are using a purchase order to complete registration, please complete the attached registration form and return to: thresa@reggioalliance.org

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