The draft schedule can be found below. Please note the conference is several weeks away and the schedule is subject to changes. Please check back often for changes.

Thursday 20 June 2013

Ryerson University, Ryerson Image Centre
6:00-8:00pmDiscursive Space Opening and Reception
Presented by Ryerson University, Office of the President
Friday 21 June 2013

Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre
9:00am REGISTRATION
10:00-11:00am Welcome
Professor Lois Weinthal
Ryerson University, School of Interior Design

Introduction to Discursive Space

Jana Macalik
Ryerson University, School of Interior Design

Why Discursive Space?
Kelly McKinley
Executive Director, Education and Public Programming, Art Gallery of Ontario
11:00-11:30am COFFEE
11:30-1:00pm Discursive Chats
1:00-2:30pmLUNCH
2:30-3:30pm Plenary
Experimenting in heartland America: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Matthew Dawson | Forrec Ltd., Toronto, Canada
3:30-5:00pmSession 1 Session 2 Session 3
NEW ENGAGEMENT, NEW DESIGN, NEW DISCOURSEPEDAGOGY AS EXHIBITION: THE DISCOURSE IN-BETWEENPEDAGOGY, ENGAGEMENT, AND THE SPACE OF EXHIBITION
Chair: Kristina Ljubanovic
Bespoke Cultural Collective, Toronto, Canada
Ryerson Fashion Research Collection: Decentralizing The Museum
Ingrid Mida | Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and Guela Solow | ARK, Toronto, Canada
“The Possibilities and Limits of Museology in the Un-Cripped University”
Sarah Brophy, Janice Hladki | McMaster University
Cinema Museum: Film Karaoke
Tricia Austin | Central Saint Martins, London, UK
University in a museum, museum in a university
Andrew Furman | Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
“bodily loco/motion: seeing un-/disorder, the body and embodied archives in Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion”
Jessie Travis | McMaster University
ReStaging: Speculative Design and the Curatorial
Gillian Russell | Royal College of Art, London, UK
Striking Curiosity : Self-examining identity and the visitor experience
Jana Macalik | Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
“Making and Theorizing Archives: A Pedagogical Experiment”
Mary O’Connor | McMaster University
5:00-5:30pm BREAK
6:00-8:00pm Keynote Dialogue
Presented by Ryerson University, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Tom Hennes | Thinc Design, New York, USAKathleen McLean | Independent Exhibitions, California, USA
8:00-11:59pmDine AroundExplore the many wonderful local restaurants while getting to know your fellow attendees.
Saturday 22 June 2013

Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre
9:00am REGISTRATION
10:00-11:00am Plenary
Legible Learning Cities
Dr. John Fraser | New Knowledge Organization
11:00-11:30am COFFEE
11:30-1:00pm Roundtable Discussions
1:00-2:30pm LUNCH
2:30-3:30pmPlenary
T-Waterfall: Facilitating Public Dialogue in Exhibitions Through Social Media
Gillian McIntyre | Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
3:30-5:00pmSession 1 Session 2Session 3
SHIFTING CULTURAL DISCOURSE AND SPACETRANSFORMATIVE DISCOURSE: FORM, BODY, AND NARRATIVESOCIETY, COMMUNITY AND DISCOURSE
Chair: Christine Leu
LeuWebb Projects, Toronto, Canada
Chair: John Fraser
New Knowledge Organization, New York, USA
Breaking barriers of accessibility: temporal, spatial, visual and thought
Panel discussion: Challenges the notion that museums are accessible and suggests practical and conceptual solutions to the problems of temporal, spatial and visual barriers experienced by patrons within the museum context.

Dr. Ariel Beaujot | University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA; Dr. Isabel Pedersen | University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, CanadaDr. Kristen Aspevig | Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Teresa Branch-Smith M.A. | Science North, Sudbury, Canada; Johanna Contreras | Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto, Canada
Dialogical Curating: Towards Aboriginal Self-Representation in Museums
Leanne Unruh | OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Design as choreography: information as affordance
Heidi Overhill | Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada
‘Engage the World’: examining conflicts of engagement in museum spaces
Susan L.T. Ashley | Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
The New Flaneurs: Contemporary Urban Practice and the Picturesque
Marcus Miller | Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
5:00-6:00pm BREAKShuttle bus to St.James Cemetery to leave @ 5:45
6:00-9:00pm Gala Cocktail Event
Memento Mori
Evan Pavka | Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Sunday 23 June 2013

Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre
9:00-10:00am Plenary
Permission Granted: The Power of Saying Yes!
Noa Bronstein | Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada; Darren O’Donnell | University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Britt Welter-Nolan | Independent curator and design educator, Toronto, Canada
10:00-10:30am COFFEE
10:30-12:00pm Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
NARRATIVE IN A BOX, DISCOURSE IN A SPACENARRATIVE AS IMMERSIVE SPACEBEYOND MEDIA: SHAPING SPACE AND DISCOURSE
Graphic design and its interpretive potential in exhibitions
Jona Piehl | Central Saint Martins, London, UK
Chair: John Fraser
New Knowledge Organization, New York, USA
Chair: Laura Berazadi
Executive Director, InterAccess, Toronto, Canada
The Problem of Exhibiting Architecture, Inside Architecture: How is architecture communicated?
Amber Baechler | Toronto, Canada
Sustainable Development and Sustainability in 21st Century Museums: Rethinking the Modern Experience through the Narratives Making-Processes
Irene Campolmi | Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK
Between the Pyramid and the Labyrinth
Paola Zellner | Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Laying Siege On The Content: Questioning the effectiveness of the “container” metaphor in contemporary museum design
Dimitra Ntzani | University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Discourse and narrative exhibitions at the British Museum
David Francis | University College London, London, UK
Activating ex_UrbanScreens: Applied curatorial design strategies for a new media arts festival
Sven Mehzoud and Vince Dziekan | MADA: Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University
12:00-12:30pmBREAK
12:30-1:30pmClosing Keynote
Presented by Ryerson University, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design
Ghosts and Dancers. Communicating the Immaterial
Jana Scholze | Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK