Crossing Boundaries & IAST 2018

A collaborative symposium

Join the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts on October 25-27, 2018 as we host the third annual Crossing Boundaries Symposium!

Crossing Boundaries aims to showcase the diversity and cross-disciplinary nature of the professional creative world, and activates cultural discourse on the relevance of current artistic practices in relation to the future directions of art and technology.

This event brings together established and emerging innovators from various fields to southern Alberta for engaging discussions, activities and displays.

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IAST 2018

This year, Crossing Boundaries runs concurrently with 2018 Interactive Art, Science, and Technology in western Canada (IAST), bringing 40+ scholars/artists from 13 institutions in western Canada to our university campus! The central theme for 2018 IAST is Building Art: Human Empowerment and the Role of Technology. Registrants have access to three full-days packed with sessions and activities to engage in, cultivating further collaboration and dialogue on the overarching theme of technology in the arts. 

More about IAST


Call for Student Participation

The call for student participation in the 2018 symposium is now open! Your participation can take the form of a table display/exhibit, poster, installation, or research pitch.

Deadline for submissions: September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm (MST)

For details on the student submissions process and to submit your proposal.

Missed the deadline? View our Volunteer Opportunities page to see other ways of being involved in the event.


Keynote Speakers

For the third annual symposium, the Faculty of Fine Arts welcomes Dr. Aleksandra Dulic and Dr. Sid Fels as the keynote speakers on Saturday.

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Early bird registration starts June 1!

Early Bird Registration

June 1 to October 19

Students - $10/person

Regular - $20/person

Registration after October 19

Students - $10/person

Regular - $30/person


Register Here