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    Rae Goodwin

    Vice President:
    Lily Kuonen

    VP for Publications & Treasurer:
    Shaila Christofferson 

    Associate VP for Publications:
    Katie Ries

    Editor, Future Forward:
    Lucy Curzon

    VP for Communications:
    Kristin Skees

    Associate VP for Communications:
    Diane Tarter

    VP for Education: 
    Thomas Albrecht

    Associate VP for Education: 
    Kjellgren Alkire

    VP for Progamming: 
    Dean Adams 

    Associate VP for Progamming: 
    Claire van der Plas

    Associate VP for Progamming: 
    Jessica Burke

    VP for Outreach: 
    Joan Giampa, D. Arts

    VP for Development: 
    Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz

    Associate VP for Development & Outreach: 
    Erin Hoffman

    VP for International Development:
    Jesse Payne 


    ThinkTank is a yearly event that includes a facilitated discussion and intensive workshop forum that is designed to improve teaching at the college level. We bring together emerging educators, master educators, and administrators from around the country to expand the theory and improve the practice of teaching art in the 21st century.

    Preseneted in two stages, stage 1 focuses on theory, educational philosophy and policy, and is dominated by “master educators”—folks with seven to thirty years of experience. Stage 2 focuses on practical applications and is dominated by “emerging educators and administrators”—folks with one to five years of experience. Each Stage has a distinctive agenda, and connections between the two groups are made at meals and through presentations.

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    2014: ThinkTank8: Big Sky Vision - Grounded Strategy

    2012: ThinkTank7: Foundations Now

    2011: ThinkTank6: Leading Change 

    2010: ThinkTank5: Four Minds for the Future

    2009: ThinkTank4: Divergence, Convergence, Emergence: Expanding Cross-Disciplinary Creativity 

    2008: ThinkTank3

    2007: ThinkTank2

    2006: ThinkTank1