The conference organizers would like to thank the Department of Visual Arts at Western University and Western University’s Arts and Humanities for their generous support of Boredom. We would also like to warmly thank The Visual Art Supporters Association (VASA) for their support of this conference. VASA is dedicated to supporting Visual Art students, generating community within the Visual Art faculty and beyond, and integrating Visual Arts further into the culture at the University of Western Ontario. Huge thanks also to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Western University, the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University, the Department of Film Studies at Western University, the Artlab Gallery in the Department of Visual Arts, McIntosh Gallery, and the London Ontario Media Arts Association. Thanks to Tourism London, who have provided presenters with London transit passes, and Museum London. The conference organizers would like to thank Joy James, Kirsty Robertson, Joanne Gribbon, Julia Beltrano, Patrick Mahon, Christof Migone, Jennifer Slauenwhite and Susan Edelstein of the Department of Visual Arts for their constant insight and enthusiasm, as well as our moderators: Bridget Elliott, Kelly Jazvac, and Matthew Purvis. Finally, we would like to heartily thank our participating scholars and artists, and our fellow Visual Arts undergraduate, MFA, MA, and PhD students: you have helped us with myriad aspects of organizing, advertising, and general emotional well-being.