The 2019 conference will include events, panels, keynotes, workshops and more.
The Conference-Only pricing (pay what you wish) includes:
- Monday Panels, Keynote, and Signature Session
All other events and workshops can be purchased separately.
Evening Events: $55
Post-Conference Workshops: $65
Sunday, October 13
Welcome to Philadelphia
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Kick off your VEX experience on Sunday, October 13 with a welcome event at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Meander around Dinosaur Hall, get up close to some live animals, and take part in an open bar.
Monday, October 14
Conference and Keynotes
The Franklin Institute
8 am – 5 pm
Suggested registration is $175-200, but is pay what you wish.
All day sessions, panels, and keynote from a variety of presenters. This rate is for the panels on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Franklin Institute only. It does not include additional workshops or events.
VEX Happy Hour
Yards Brewing Company
6 – 8:30 pm
Continue your VEX conversations with new colleagues and VEXers at our post-conference happy hour on October 14. You’ll be welcomed at a local favorite, Yards Brewing Company where you’ll receive 2 drink tickets, the opportunity to take a brewery tour, and appetizers.
Tuesday, October 15
Additional workshops and timing TBA soon!
Universal Design and Design Thinking: An End-User Approach to Accessibility in the Arts
John Orr, Executive Director, Art-Reach
In this workshop attendees will take part in an interactive experience where they learn to apply design thinking techniques to develop solutions in accessible arts engagement. Based on actual accessible program examples, participants will be challenged to develop new perspectives on accessibility and disability, while placing the needs of the end-user first. This will be a fun, interactive – at times, probably irreverent – workshop with a goal of placing the disability rights movement mantra, ‘Nothing About Without Us’ at the forefront of arts engagement.
Modernizing an Icon: Behind the front lines at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership, Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently undergoing a major renovation designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry. This project promises to modernize the museum and further enhance the visitor experience. Join Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership, on a tour to learn more about this redesign and how her team operates while under construction. This tour will last approximately 2 hours at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.