The 9th IDEA World Congress under the slogan DRAMA 4ALL. Drama for tall and small. Celebrating drama in a changing world will be held in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, on the 4th – 8th of July 2022. We welcome all drama/theatre educators, cultural workers, theatre artists, researchers, teachers and students from all over the world to this common arena for inspiration and development. It is hosted by FLISS (The Icelandic Drama in Education Association) and the University of Iceland, School of Education (UI).
It is an honor for FLÍSS and UI to have the opportunity of hosting an international congress of that size on the subject of drama/theatre and education in collaboration with IDEA. Iceland is one of the leading countries when it comes to implementing drama in compulsory education. In 2013 drama was established as a key learning area in the arts in Icelandic basic education and is, in the curriculum, presented both as a subject and as a method in teaching other subjects.
By hosting the congress FLISS and the UI aim to celebrate drama as a subject in its own right in compulsory education as part of the curriculum
Registration began on 3rd January and is going well. The situation with Covid is starting to improve and we are now looking forward to brighter times.
The deadline for early-bird registration is on the 3rd of April. The deadline for paper and workshop proposals was on the 15th of January.
Many interesting proposals were sent, and the directors of projects have started to plan further the academic program. The deadline for applications for the Solidarity Fund was on the 1st of February when those who are in need had the chance to apply.
Venues for the Congress opening ceremony and performances have been secured and it is a pleasure to announce that the opening ceremony will be held in the Reykjavík City Theatre, and for those interested in social gatherings, the Congress club will be in the basement of The National Theatre.
The Congress committee looks forward to the summer.
You can find more detailed information regarding the Congress on the 9th IDEA World Congress website: https://ideaiceland.com/
Also, the Instagram page of the Congress is now up and we invite you to follow it and share it: https://www.instagram.com/dramaiceland2022/