CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology): A Digital Arts & Humanities Festival

Feb. 16-20, 2010

Teacher Workshops

Feb. 17, 2010

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities of UNC-Chapel Hill will present, for the first time, a digital arts and humanities festival on the UNC campus. The festival will celebrate collaborations among humanities, arts and technology, including their application to education. The festival is open to the public. 

As part of the festival, the School of Education and LEARN NC will partner to offer workshops for K-12 teachers in North Carolina that translate festival topics into classroom-friendly ideas for integrating technology and teaching. These workshops will be offered both locally and via distance learning on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 17. Teachers can earn Continuing Education Units in technology. More information will be provided when available.

The festival will feature partnerships among UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University and several technology firms in the Research Triangle Park. Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division and a Carolina alumnus, will deliver the festival keynote on the theme of technology and collaboration Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium.

CHAT will draw together the region’s diverse digital resources in performances, discussions, demonstrations and workshops. Festival events will explore ways in which digital technologies are changing how we learn, think, know, teach and express ourselves, both as individuals and as communities.

Festival Time: Tuesday-Saturday, Feb. 16-20, 2010
Teacher Workshop Time: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010
Place: UNC-Chapel Hill campus
Cost: Variable
Registration Information
School of Education Contact: Cheryl Bolick,