Thank you to those who attended the 2021 ABLE Assembly conference.

The ABLE Assembly 2022 will take place on April 9–10, 2022. We are planning a hybrid format that will include in-person and online participation options. The call for proposals will open in October 2021.

Please watch this space for more information and updates about the ABLE Assembly 2022.

ABLE Assembly 2021: Intersectionality, Disability, and Arts Education

The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce the 2021 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone conference, which will take place online April 10 and 11, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

We are partnering with Creative Generation to offer the conference, which will include:

  • live, synchronous keynote presentations;
  • recorded breakout sessions;
  • performances by artists with disabilities; and
  • live panel discussions. 

In addition, all 2021 conference registrants will receive admission to the BIAESN Digital Learning Series, which comprises 12 monthly webinars and workshops with hands-on teaching strategies. The 2021–2022 Digital Learning Series will take place monthly from May 2021 to April 2022.

Access to the conference website, which includes the full schedule and presenter profiles, is available for viewing at the ABLE Assembly 2021 Conference website

This conference is open to the public.


Synchronous sessions will be live-captioned and American sign language–interpreted. Asynchronous sessions will be captioned.

Please register by April 5, 2021.


About the ABLE Assembly

The ABLE Assembly is an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, explore new research, and learn from each other.