Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2018: Early Bird Registration Open!

June 15, 2018

Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2018: Early Bird Registration Open!

We’re excited to announce DEL 2018 will be hosted for the first time in Canada by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, & Design at York University from September 20-22, 2018.

Digitally Engaged Learning (DEL) is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design. This year, we offer the metaphor of edge effects as a provocation to explore zones of transition where technologies, disciplines, ways of knowing and bodies of knowledge overlap, producing adaptation, hybridity, transition and transformation.

We welcome educators, researchers, technologists, instructional designers, artists, makers, art historians, digital humanities scholars, and others across all creative disciplines.

We’ve already confirmed an exciting lineup of Keynote Speakers, and will announce our presentation schedule soon. Read more about our Keynote Speakers below!

For any enquiries about DEL 2018, please contact Sennah Yee.

Early Bird registration ends on July 31 – register now and save!


Keynote Speakers

Andres Colmenares
Co-founder and Strategist, IAM

Stephanie Dinkins
Artist and Professor, Stony Brook University

Skawennati Fragnito
Partnership Coordinator IIF, Co-Director AbTeC, Artist

Kate Hartman
Artist, Technologist, and Educator, OCAD University

Jason Lewis
Digital Media Poet, Artist, and Software Designer, Concordia University


EDGE EFFECTS | Zones of Transition

“Edges are good places for looking in many directions to scrutinize and try to understand the world around us.”
– William Cronon

The edge effect is an ecological concept that describes biological interactions happening on the boundaries of two overlapping ecosystems. Species from both ecosystems live alongside one another, as well as unique species that aren’t found in either. The unique species are specially adapted to the conditions of the transition zone between the two edges. Many species seek out edges because they offer simultaneous access to multiple environments, and a greater richness in habitat. In art and design, working at the “edges” of ideas or practices, often in spaces between disciplines, ways of knowing and bodies of knowledge, can be very fruitful. It can provide new insights, allow us to challenge conventions, and rethink our engagement with the world around us.


About DEL

DEL is a partnership with The New School, Teaching and Learning Exchange at University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas State University.