Ideas on Fire Guide to the Dance Studies Association conference

July 23–27, 2024 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Welcome to the Ideas on Fire guide for the 2024 Dance Studies Association conference!

We’ve curated a bunch of resources to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

This year’s theme is Cartographies of Movement, and the event aims to “facilitate new routes and roots of local and international exchange and dialogic (un)learning in the field of dance studies.”

We are jazzed to celebrate so many Ideas on Fire authors presenting at and helping organize the conference. You can peruse their recent work below.

If you can’t attend in person, check out our tips on conference participation when you can’t attend, and join the conversations at the conference hashtags.

You can also follow us on Instagram, Bluesky, Mastodon, and Threads, where we’ll be posting resources throughout the conference.

Dance Studies Association conference - Nighttime skyline of Buenos Aires

New books in dance studies

Check out these awesome recent books we edited and indexed for Ideas on Fire authors.

Want to see your book here (and at our conference booth) next year? Get in touch.

Highlighted sessions with IoF authors

Natalie Zervou

Manuel Cuellar

  • Kinesthetic Anemoia, LatinMex “Illegality,” and Diasporic Un-Belonging
  • Moderator and translator, Corporeal Cartographies: Migrations of Bodies and Forms II

Sarah Wilbur

  • Dance Rx: How Arts “On Prescription” is Changing Models of US Artist Support
  • Moderator, The Most Rewarding Paths Are the Ones We Make for Ourselves: Pasts and Futures of Indigenous-led Ballet and Opera in Canada

Rachel Carrico

  • The Year Without Second Lines: COVID-19 and Counter-Memorials in New Orleans
  • Moderator, Time-Space Cartographies: Abortion Movements, Libertarian Waves, and Feminist Wanderings in “Post” Configurations
  • Co-presenter, DSA Editor’s Panel

Naomi Macalalad Bragin

Clare Croft

  • Moderator, New Books in Studies in Dance: Theories and Practices
  • Co-presenter, DSA Editor’s Panel

María Regina Firmino-Castillo

  • Co-presenter (with Christine Greiner and Cristina Rosa), Encuentros para co-imaginar nuevos mundos pluriversales
  • Moderator, Ibero-American Observatory of Policies for Dance (OIAPODAN): The Creation of the Research Network with Argentina, Brazil, and Portugal

Meiver de la Cruz

  • Co-organizer (with Amy Swanson and Melissa Melpignano), Undoing Colonial Ambiguity: Keywords in Dance and Dancewashing in Palestine-Israel

J Dellecave

  • Bodies in/as Memorials and Monuments: Adriene Jenik, Jeffrey Gibson, and Emily Johnson

Tria Blu Wakpa

  • Dancing More-than-Human Relations: Lakota Children Challenging Settler Cartographies in an Indian Boarding School Performance

Jade Power-Sotomayor

  • Con los brazos abiertos y los pies en la tierra: Encountering the Afterlives of The Majesty
  • Moderator, (Afro)Latino/a/e/x Social Dance as Technologies of/for Social Collectivity/Resources/Justice

Publishing consultation

Book a free online Ideas on Fire consultation to get expert feedback on your dance studies book project.

Learn how our team can support you in the publishing process and make your publishing experience easier.

Your conference playlist

Listen to interviews with your favorite dance studies scholars on the Imagine Otherwise podcast.

Perfect for the plane/train/car ride to Buenos Aires and for getting you pumped about connecting with colleagues at the conference.

These episodes make great teaching resources as well. Check out the full Imagine Otherwise archive to find books and interviews that complement each episode, along with resources to help students and researchers explore the vibrant worlds of progressive, interdisciplinary scholarship.

Conference resources

Make the most of your conference experience with our resources for presenting, networking, and participating.

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Academic Conference Presentation Tips

Keep these academic conference presentation tips in mind to share your work with the clarity and confidence you need to connect to your audience.

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Managing Conference Presentation Stage Fright

Conference presentation stage fright is very common. Here are some techniques to help you manage your nerves and deliver a great presentation.

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Before and After Conference Checklists

Conference checklists are a great way to make sure you are prepared for a conference, get the most out of it while there, and remember to follow up.

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Conference Participation When You Can't Attend

Meaningful conference participation from afar is absolutely possible. Here’s how to stay engaged even if you can’t attend.

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