SECAC 2015

October, 2015
Wyndham Grand (Pittsburgh, PA) (Map)

Come join Elaine at SECAC 2015 (Southeastern College Art Conference), the annual conference hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  During this multi-day event in late October, Elaine will be chairing a panel discussing the increasingly blurred line between business, art and design.

Fluid Borders Between Business, Art & Design

Increasingly, the lines between business, art, and design are being blurred.  Our students are clamoring for robust, relevant business education to prepare them as professional creative entrepreneurs, our faculty and administrators are juggling projects and careers along with their teaching loads, and our idols are managing business as part of their creative practices. How can we support all those involved in developing business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills?

In this panel, we explore effective ways of developing the business skills in our students through any means necessary: Curricular offerings, co-curricular offerings, gamification, and special projects.  No ideas are too radical to consider, and panelists are encouraged to share both research findings and personal experience in best pedagogical practices for the confluence of business with art and design education.


This session promises to be a great one, with an incredible line-up of diverse presenters.


Hanna Jubran

“Professionally Speaking — Active Professor, Creative Students”

East Carolina University School of Art & Design


Belinda Haikes

The College of New Jersey

“Linked Lives: A Project Linking Digital Humanities, Visual Design, and Science”


Carlos A. Colon


“Foundations and Personal Finance”


Rebecca Zomchek

Columbus College of Art & Design

“Crowning Achievements in Educational Business Experience”


Conference Details

Register now to attend the conference, and make sure to book your hotel room if you haven’t already.

Don’t miss all that Pittsburgh has to offer… And definitely don’t miss SECAC’s legendary gallery crawl Friday evening.

More Information
Arts & Numbers

You don’t have to do this alone. Arts & Numbers is a comprehensive financial guide for creative individuals… and anyone else with a passion for something other than accounting and finance. This book aims to provide basic information on finance and financial matters for creative entrepreneurs to take ownership of their financial situations, thus ensuring their long-term success, creative and otherwise.

Written in short story form with fictional anecdotes supporting the financial advice, Arts & Numbers promises to be an easy and useful read for creative entrepreneurs at any stage.

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