The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools (IASAS) is committed to providing opportunities for students to participate in the Fine and Performing Arts, and Forensics through the organization of Cultural Conventions. The conventions will offer these opportunities through workshops, productions, concerts, or exhibits, and, specifically in the case of Forensics and debate, to also offer these opportunities through competition. Some events are adjudicated. Conducted annually, the goal of each convention is to nurture students’ talents, skills, and self-confidence in specific areas of expertise as well as to develop their interests and appreciation for other aspects of the arts and public speaking.
IASAS assumes this mission with the dual goals of meeting the needs of our Fine and Performing Arts students and providing our IASAS schools with forums within which to promote the arts as lifelong interests for all students. Advancement of this mission shall be in concert with the reasonable policies and procedures of the IASAS member schools which are mutually agreed upon by the IASAS and which apply directly to Cultural Convention.
The Cultural Convention is a 3 day event in which students are hosted at one of the 6 IASAS schools. The convention is a celebration and development of students in Drama, Dance, Art, and Music. Students also can compete in forensic and debate competition.