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    Rae Goodwin
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    VP for Publications & Treasurer: 
    Dr. Richard Siegesmund
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    VP for Communications:
    Melissa Vandenberg
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    VP for Education: 
    Thomas Albrecht
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    VP for Progamming: 
    Dean Adams
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    VP for Outreach: 
    Brent Thomas
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    VP for Development: 
    Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz
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    VP for International Development:
    Jesse Payne
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    Editor, Future Forward:
    Lucy Curzon
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    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.

    More information about:

    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