Call for Proposals

2022 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone

April 9–10, 2022

This year's conference will be in a remote or hybrid format.

Building on the tremendous success of the remote 2020 and 2021 ABLE Assembly conferences, we are seeking proposals for 20-minute, pre-recorded breakout sessions for the 2022 ABLE Assembly conference.


  • Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2021
  • Notification of Proposal Acceptance: December 30, 2021
  • Deadline to Submit Presenter Agreement: January 15, 2022

We are aiming to offer a flexible hybrid event, available both in person and fully accessible as an online conference experience. In the event that we are unable to be in person due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the event will take place as a fully remote conference.

By offering remote accessibility, we have the opportunity to create online learning modules that support learning at any time, as well as synchronous discussions. Breakout presentations will be pre-recorded, and speakers will be invited to focused discussion sessions to build from the online learning modules they have crafted. Each learning module will include the recorded presentations, supporting materials, and a written component (a summary of the presentation and/or a longer paper). The combination of asynchronous remote learning modules and synchronous discussions provides conference attendees with a robust professional development experience, allowing them to engage when and how they learn best.

Furthermore, we stand deeply committed to providing a fully accessible conference experience. This includes comprehensive captioning of all presentations, which requires that presenters provide a script for their presentations.

Ahead of the conference, presenters will be asked to complete a few tasks to support the remote delivery of the conference:

  • Begin Learning Module Creation: February 15, 2022
  • Attend Training: Week of March 1, 2022
  • Record Breakout Sessions: Between March 15 and 26, 2022
    • Slideshow
    • Script of presentation
  • Final Content Submitted: April 2, 2022
    • Written component
    • Additional reference materials

Note that conference presenters will receive complimentary admission to the event.

Submit Your Proposal

Questions? Contact Rhoda Bernard, managing director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, at