With enthusiastic Ottawa “Spirit,” Ottawa University, Phoenix campus graciously extends a welcome invitation to expressive arts therapists, art therapists, artists, mental health professionals, students and community. Ottawa University will be the host for the 2020 IEATA Conference, March 26 through March 29, 2020.
Our theme for this conference is the bee which symbolizes community, brightness and personal power. The bee is the symbol of harmony, teamwork and open communication. Bees remind us to focus on the nurturing of our families, community and support groups. Bees are ceaseless in productivity. They are a symbol of strength, busy creating harmony in our world.
The focus of this conference is the celebration of the harmonious interconnectivity of creativity, beauty and healing of mind, body and spirit, in all its wondrous forms: music, visual arts, poetry and writing, dance/movement, rhythm and play.
The goal of this conference is to provide all in attendance the opportunity to choose your “Bee-attitude,” cognitive, emotional, behavioral, perceptual, symbolic, and spiritual, and enjoy the uplifting, unlimited and unbelievable healing possibilities of the creative process for ourselves and our clients.
“Creativity is our investment in the beauty of life.”
— Dr. Stephen Birchak, 2020 Plenary Speaker