ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone

The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) would like to thank everyone for making the 2019 ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone a tremendous success.

The 2020 ABLE Assembly will be held April 3–5, 2020 at Berklee in Boston.

The call for proposals will be available online in October 2019.

The ABLE Assembly is an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences, explore new research, and learn from each other. 

The event features presentations and workshops on teaching the arts to students with special needs. Keynote presenters will be announced this fall. Workshops will include opportunities to experience teaching strategies and approaches in music, dance, and theater. 

The conference is open to the public.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 ABLE Assembly will open in October 2019. The registration fee is $100 and includes admission to all conference sessions and events, plus lunch on Saturday and Sunday.


  • Friday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Berklee College of Music
921 Boylston Street, Boston