The First Asian Rhythm Facilitators’ Conference (1ARFC) is happening!
This is the first opportunity ever for people who work with rhythm to come together in Asia to network, discuss our knowledge and experience, share our “rhythmical spirit”, and (best of all) have crazy fun together in a tropical setting at one of Malaysia’s best beaches. (Did somebody say “Late night”?)
The conference will be held from 8 to 11 June at the Thistle Resort in Port Dickson, Malaysia. The resort is located one hour outside of Kuala Lumpur and transportation will be provided from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the resort on Friday, 8 June, at approximately 4:00pm (to be adjusted once we know everybody’s schedule).
Who should come? Drummers, drum circle facilitators, drum teachers, drum makers, musicians, music teachers, dancers, dance teachers, music therapists, school teachers, community workers/leaders, social workers special needs therapists, corporate trainers and facilitators, teambuilding professionals, anyone who uses rhythm as a tool for teaching and learning and anyone who is interested in how rhythm works in our lives and in our consciousness.
1ARFC features include a keynote address by Arthur Hull (the ‘midwife’ of the modern drum circle movement), performances by local artists, an afternoon African drum and dance workshop, and presentations and workshops by international speakers and presenters. Late-night drumming and dancing will take place on the beach until sunrise (if you like).
They are now calling for papers and workshops for presentation at the 1ARFC. We’ve got plenty of room for two 90-minute keynote spots for Saturday morning and up to fourteen 50-minute spots for additional papers and workshops. Please specify the slot you are submitting for.
Keynote, paper and workshop topics may include:
• Recent research into applications for rhythm in your work
• Drum circle facilitation techniques
• Applications in rhythm and music therapy for specific populations
• Drum maintenance workshops
• Drumming and wellness
• Tips for running a rhythm or drum circle business
• Social media and your business
• Rhythm and dance games
• Music and rhythm technology
• Drums and rhythm as a corporate training tool
• Drums, dance, rhythm and kids
• Culture-specific dance, rhythm and music
• Etc, etc, etc.
Please send them and submit an abstract of 250 words describing the keynote, paper or workshop you would like to present, a title of no more than 10 words, and a 50 word biodata describing who you are and what you do. Deadline for submissions is Monday, 26 March 2012. You will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, 28 March 2012.
Six different packages are available for conference fees, depending on how long you want to stay and on how many people you want to stay with:
Four days, three nights package: Friday 8 June – Monday 11 June
(Includes conference fees, deluxe accommodations and 8 amazing meals from Friday dinner to Monday breakfast)
Single room – US$540.00
Twin sharing – US$365.00
Triple sharing – US$330.00
Three days, two nights package: Friday 8 June – Sunday 10 June
(Includes conference fees, deluxe accommodations and 7 amazing meals from Friday dinner to Sunday dinner)
Single room – US$415.00
Twin sharing – US$295.00
Triple sharing – US$280.00
We know that you have a lot share! As we are all together on this exciting path using the rhythm to connect with our communities, we’d like to encourage you to:
• Come and participate!
• Connect with your rhythm colleagues
• Share your bliss/knowledge/expertise/ideas with us all
…at the beautiful Thistle Port Dickson Resort in Malaysia.
Be an example of active participation and the change we want to see in the world!
Please contact John (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kumi (email@example.com) with your submissions or with your questions.