Dear Colleagues,
The University of Illinois at Springfield invites you to participate in the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, scheduled for October 23-26, 2008.  The conference will serve as a celebration of 30 years of work by the Association for Integrative Studies to promote interdisciplinary and integrative teaching and scholarship.

The 2008 conference theme is Interdisciplinarity and the Engaged Citizen: Integrating Higher Education, Public Policy, and Global Action.

As higher education promotes citizenship, ethics, and social responsibility, the benefits of interdisciplinary and integrative discussion and problem-solving become clearer.  UIS therefore welcomes papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, and creative presentations in the categories of:

While attending the conference, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Springfield. In the heart of Central Illinois, the “Land that Lincoln Loved,” Springfield is the state capital and the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where we’ll host a reception and dinner during the conference. The conference hotel, The President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, sits in the heart of downtown Springfield and offers access to historical sites associated with Lincoln and the spectacularly preserved Dana-Thomas House, a Frank Lloyd Wright design. Restaurants, theaters, shopping, nightlife, and other attractions are within walking distance.

Please join us in Springfield for the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies!

Karen R. Moranski and the AIS Conference Planning Team
University of Illinois at Springfield