The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston is dedicated to investing in teen programs in order to create engaged and informed future leaders and arts audiences. The museum believes that contemporary art possesses a unique power to connect with teens, and that arts education provides teens with the tools they need to take action and think creatively. While the ICA offers a diverse range of programs for teen audiences, perhaps one of its greatest contributions to providing and promoting exemplary arts-education opportunities for adolescents is its annual Teen Convening. Now in it's third year, the third annual National Convening for Teens in the Arts, Real Life Remixed, will be held on August 10-12, 2011. Through a series of live and online forums, the 2011 Teen Convening will address the role of museums in the lives of young people.