(Local) Imagining America

When: Fri, Oct 18 2019 12:00am - Sun, Oct 20 2019 12:00am 

Where: Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Imagining America National Gathering is an annual gathering of public scholars, artists, students, designers, and cultural organizers who are addressing the nation’s most critical issues.


The majority of sessions will be held in the Student Union Building (SUB) at the University of New Mexico campus. Other session locations on campus will be at the Carlisle Gym, George Pearl Hall, and Arts Lab, all within a 10 minute walk from the SUB. Please see attached map for session locations on campus.


Registration will be located on the second floor of the SUB in front of the ballrooms. Please check in at the ‘Presenter Check-in' table to obtain your name badge and welcome packet which will include the location of your session. Register now.


Each room will be equipped with a laptop, projector, and screen. Please bring any digital presentation materials on a thumb drive to connect to the existing computer or email the files to yourself for easy access.


Each session will have either a staff member or volunteer assigned for help with tracking timing, A/V. etc.


Pre, During, & Post Event Excitement: Promote your session with #IA20th!

You can get started now and promote your session on Twitter and Instagram. When you include the hashtag #IA20th on your post, your content will also be part of an exciting, interactive feature, SocialWall, in our soon-to-be-released event app!

SocialWall helps you share social content during the IA Gathering in real-time. In an interactive, visual way, your content can grab the attention of participants and allows participants to stay entertained while interacting with you throughout the entire Gathering.

Although SocialWall will not be available until the app release in early October, any #IA20th post that you publish now on your public Twitter and Instagram will be first on the IA Gathering mobile app!

Some Questions to Consider

  1. What's your street race? How would strangers define your race based on what you look like
  2. What's the historical context context of your street race?
  3. How does that historical context affect your lived experience?
  4. What is your reaction to how a person in a position of power defines your race on the street?
  5. How does this experience shape your self-reflection on how lived experiences and relationships of power shape your reality of your own race?
  6. How does your street race intersect with your street gender (e.g., if you were walking down the street what gender do you believe most people would assume you were based on what you look like)?
  7. Do you have any questions for us? each other?

Link: Imagining America National Gathering