This is just a quick notification that the IDEA2007 World Congress website is now in place and accepting registrations.

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6th World Congress for International Drama/Theatre and Education Association
First time in Asia

The world’s educators, theatre workers, teachers, social and community workers converge to Hong Kong this summer to meet local counterparts in a gathering vital to the 21st century education and the arts. The Congress consists of a first class academic programme including workshops, keynotes, keyhole and paper presentations, special interest groups and a most exciting panorama of the best of educational, artistic and entertaining theatre from all the continents of the world.

The website is at

Registration costs:
Standard $350USD

Fulltime Student $245USD

Other earlybird and member discounts available – see the site for details

Also special pre- and post-conference Masterclass programs on offer. Limited places with world leaders in their fields.

Drama and New Media SIG

I will be there – I have one workshop acceptance – DramatARGy: Process Drama as Alternate Reality Game. And I have been invited to reconvene the Drama and New Media SIG. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to accommodate those practitioners with a strong technology focus with a chance to present abstract versions of any proposals that could not be included in the main program. I know I’d like to offer the three that I missed out on presenting.

Paper – 1337 |)ra//a: Drama across the digital divide
Paper – Online sites for Generative Play
Workshop – Staging Online Drama

Short 5-10 minute abstracts might be a good way to focus and organise SIG proceedings and planning for ongoing projects.

I will be staying on after the Congress as a speaker at the World Creativity Summit. I am also hoping to present at the ICT2007 conference a week prior to IDEA. So, it’s shaping up to be an exciting July!

I hope to see many of my old mates from previous IDEA events and to meet the new wave of Drama Educators who will be making their first visit to an IDEA World Congress

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