2024 a2ru National Conference

2024 a2ru National Conference
“Generate | Integrate: Technology, the Arts, and Design”
November 14-16
Rochester Institute of Technology


As an a2ru member institution, UGA students, faculty, and staff are eligible for discounted registration.

Join us for this year’s gathering of the a2ru community and learn about the latest in arts-integrative teaching, research and practice!

Technology, in its many evolving forms, has always played a significant role in the arts and design, impacting both process and product. At RIT, this year’s conference host, the university’s T/A\D (Technology/The Arts\Design) initiative positions the intersection of these fields as “the meaningful partnership of diverse ways of thinking, exploring, and making to address complex contemporary problems, advance knowledge, and pursue joy and wonder.” The three major thematic areas of the T/A\D initiative are “Solving humanity’s complex problems,” “Storytelling through enhanced realities,” and “Exploring new grounds in visual communication and imaging.”

As the arts and higher education wrestle with the rapid emergence of Generative AI and immersive technologies, and their potentially seismic impacts on our fields and the ways we teach, conduct research, and engage in creative practice, “Generate | Integrate: Technology, the Arts & Design” invites us to take a more historicized, holistic, and complex look at the interrelationships among these disciplines in order to chart our collective way forward.

In-person and virtual registration options are available; the full schedule of in-person and live-streamed events will be announced later this summer. Early bird registration rates apply through May 31; regular registration rates will take effect June 1.