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      51st Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) in Leuven


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      October 16, 2019

      Wednesday   5:30 PM

      Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 , 3000 Leuven
      Leuven, Belgium

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      51st Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)

      The 2019 conference theme is Navigating the visual: Crossing the boundaries of theories and practices. The conference will bring together different theoretical viewpoints and practices on visual literacy, joining scholars, students, and practitioners from all over the world in an interesting exchange of ideas. The conference is open to contributions on new theoretical insights, media, innovative practices and methodologies on assessment and evaluation. The conference takes place in Museum M (Leuven, Belgium), where the basic curatorial principle is based on visual awareness. Paper presentations, round tables, panel sessions, poster sessions and Pecha Kucha are invited. Participants are also welcome to join a workshop about the Gothic Saint Peters church with outstanding works of Flemish Masters in their authentic context, where a new visitor experience will touch all the senses. The 2019 conference of the International Visual Literacy Association will take place between 16-19 October 2019 in Leuven, Belgium. The conference is hosted by M – Museum Leuven and KU Leuven in cooperation with the European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL) and the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). Location The conference will take place in Museum M, Leuven, Belgium. Leuven is situated in the heart of Europe. By train just half an hour from Brussels, two hours from Paris and three hours from Amsterdam and London, it is an easily accessible city. The city of Leuven, with 100.000 inhabitants and 50.000 college students is a typical historical European university city. The city itself is compact so everything is within walking distance. Events and Activities Possible conference activities include visits to several historical sites in Leuven: the Townhall as one of the finest examples of Brabatine Gothic architecture, the Saint Peters church that houses some of the finest examples of Flemish Primitive painting in situ. The Leuven Great Beguinage is a Unesco World Heritage site. The Park Abbey in Leuven is a monumental baroque abbey that is now converted to Parcum, a museum dedicated to dialogue between religions. Visits to Brussels (30 min by train), Antwerp (45 min by train), Mechelen (20 min by train), Ghent (1 hour by train) or Bruges (1.30 hours by train) are also possible. Visits to special venues of the University of Leuven. Access to the vault of the Maurice Sabbe Library, housing one of the most striking collections of theological books. For more information about the event, visit the conference page of our website. 2019 IVLA conference program Wednesday, October 16 4 PM - 5:30 PM:  IVLA board meeting-Museum M 5 PM - 7 PM: Registration and welcome drink Thursday, October 17 9 AM - 10 AM: Keynote speaker: Brian Kennedy 10 AM - 5 PM: Parallel sessions: Thinking the visual Applying the visual 4 PM - 5 PM: Keynote speaker: Ernst Wagner 6 PM - 9 PM: Conference dinner Friday, October 18 9 AM - 10 AM: Keynote speaker Alva Noë 10 AM - 4 PM Parallel sessions Measuring the visual Workshop on eye movement research  Learning the visual Workshop on (Visual) Emotion Design Workshop on visual prompts for creative writing 4 PM – 5 PM Concluding remarks: Peter Carpreau (M Leuven) and Lode Vermeersch (KU Leuven) Saturday, October 19 8 AM - 10 AM:  IVLA board meeting- Museum M 10 AM - 4 PM Guided visit of Brussels The deadline for abstract submission for this conference is expired. A detailed program with the accepted abstracts will be available soon.

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