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The 11th International Conference of IEATA

Wu Kai Sha Youth Village, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong



The 11th International Conference of IEATA第十一屆國際表達藝術治療協會國際會議
THE FLOWING TAO of Expressive Arts 表達藝術.順道流形
6-7 Pre-conference預備會議
8-10 Conference會議
The 11th International Conference of IEATA- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

THE FLOWING TAO of Expressive Arts

Co-hosted by Art in Hospital, Hong Kong

Save the dates:
Pre-conference Workshops: Oct 6-7
Conference: Oct 8-10
Venue: Hong Kong, China

"The Tao is beyond words.
The Tao cannot be described with linear language.
Beginning in Asia, people sometimes poetically refer to the Tao as the mystery, the flowing entanglement and clarity of our lives...

The core, the essence of expressive arts therapy that makes it alive and happening - also cannot be described with linear language.
The unnameable flowing Tao, the mystery, the creative spark of our lives, the evolving essence of expressive arts therapy...

The Tao can be seen as the Way.
The evolving nature of expressive arts in the world is taking many forms to find its Tao (ways) from the therapy room to the community.
This creative process of searching is mysterious, every-changing and flowing... in resonance to each individual, culture, and context.
The way of knowing involves lifelong practice, genuine conversation, humbled witnessing, mindful reflexivity and embracing the unknowing...”

Jack Weller & Fiona Chang

Through this conference, we hope to

Meet the renowned pioneers and practitioners in expressive arts from both the East and West.

Learn about what is happening the expressive arts in Asia.

Nourish the organic development of the expressive arts fields across verbal, geographical, and cultural borders

Important Dates
Call for Abstract: 5 January, 2015
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20 February, 2015
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 30 June, 2015
Date of the Pre-Conference: 6-7 October, 2015
Date of the Conference: 8-10 October, 2015



The 12th International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Conference There is limited room for participants to register! There are great discounts in hotel and registration ENDING SOON! Our IEATA folks have made efforts to allow as many people to attend as possible. Hope to see you in Winnipeg exploring the Indigenous Roots of the Expressive Arts! Join IEATA membership for discounted rate - Sign up here... Hotel Fort Geary can be found here. Be sure to ask for the IEATA Conference rate! Ends August 25th. We recommend calling.

IMPORTANT: The 2017 IEATA Conference dates has changed to Oct 4 - 8 to accommodate many members expressed interests. The submission deadline ends on March 30 - Do not miss out this unique opportunity to share the Indigenous Roots of the Expressive Arts! For Asian participants, please note that the air fares in the new dates' week will be more expensive due to Moon Festival holiday. We hope you can still come and encourage people to support the conference. Letter from the board of directors

Please DONATE NOW to support the efforts of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association in - Spreading the seeds of expressive arts around the world - Promoting professional excellence and standards of practice in the field. Please go to IEATA website @ and click on the "Donate" button on the top right corner. Any amount is welcome. Online payment can be made by visa or PayPal.

Check out the 2016 Newsletter edition 2 of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)!

To celebrate the World Gratitude Day, our International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) would like to thank all our members, volunteers, collaborators, and friends across the world. We thank U attending the IEATA Conference in HK last year! We thank U for Being a pART! We thank U for Spreading the Wonder of expressive arts around!

Our International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) is now producing our own video to share the work of expressive arts practitioners around the world. Here comes the first one about Art Journaling facilitated by Patricia Rojas-Zambrano. For the full micro-documentary, please go to Patricia will be presenting at our regional conference in Argentina on Oct 28-30, 2016. For information & registration, you can visit our conference website at The Argentina Conference is hosted by our Regional Co-chair Graciela Bottini. Feel free to share this post with your friends. Let's spread the work of expressive arts around us. Para espanol

To learn about expressive arts therapy training and resources around the world, please go to the Educational Resource Connection Blog of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association at This blog is beautifully created by our Educational Resource Co-chair Roxanne Daleo

Let's support the healing of wounds and foster the renaissance of indigenous people around us. Come and join the 12th IEATA Conference in Winnipeg, Canada in October in 2017. And may the affected families in Fort McMurray are safe with enough support.

Let's share your work at the Winnipeg Conference 💃🏻 Abstract Submission

Have an amazing Earth Day :) and enjoy this refreshing video created by David Eckelkamp <3 and beautiful art by Patricia Rojas-Zambrano

The first CAET articles will be indexed in OCLC Worldcat soon. This is an important step towards global visibility in libraries. So happy for Tony Zhou and his editorial team. You can find our conference review there.

Anin Utigaard's article on the recently published IEATA Newsletter really tells what is happening in our field. It reminds me of the importance of staying conscientious in defining our work with high sensitivity and high reflexivity. We respect each unique way of using arts for personal growth and social change. Let's do our best to craft our expressive arts therapy/education field in an accountable and meaningful way. This is the original version.


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