Happy Spring to you all! I hope this latest President’s Message finds you well and that 2016 has been a good year for you so far! I have many updates to share with you about a number of CSEA/SCÉA initiatives as well as acknowledgement of a number of success stories celebrating a few of our members.
New Logo & Website Design– We are very thrilled to announce that we will be launching our new CSEA/SCÉA logo and website in the next few weeks! One of the top suggestions we received at our Members’ Forum last October, in Montreal, was to revamp our identity – our logo and our website – and it’s coming!! Many thanks go out to Paul Syme, our Director of Digital Communications, who since last November, has been working in tandem with a website designer in developing a new, streamlined, and eye-catching logo and website to give our national art education organization a stronger, more visually appealing on-line presence. We hope you like our new image and look forward to hearing your feedback!
It is with regret that I must inform you that our 2015 Symposium / Think Tank / Conference scheduled for May 1st and 2nd has been postponed until a future year.
Several reasons have contributed to the need to postpone the 2015 event. First and foremost, the costs of holding the event increased as the planning progressed. In a time of greater fiscal responsibility for everyone, the CSEA/SCÉA wants to continue to be proactive in remaining a fiscally responsible non-profit organization. Also, unfortunately, one of the organizers had to step back from the committee due to health concerns. In addition, it became evident from feedback received that the set program model would not meet the needs of all the various sectors of the membership. With all these factors in mind, and with the scheduled event only weeks away, the committee has made the difficult decision not to hold the Symposium / Think Tank / Conference at this time.