Conference Submissions for CAA 2018

The Annual Conference Committee invites proposals of interest to its members and varied audiences. Submissions that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art and art practice, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, studio art, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, design, new media, and developments in technology are encouraged.

***PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINES FOR SESSIONS SOLICITING CONTRIBUTORS, INDIVIDUAL PAPERS/PROJECTS, COMPLETE SESSIONS, AFFILIATED SOCIETIES SESSIONS, AND CAA PIPS COMMITTEE SESSIONS HAVE NOW PASSED***


PROPOSAL TYPES STILL OPEN


Professional Development Workshop
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  July 9, 2017

Active members who are well-established in their respective fields can propose a ninety-minute Professional Development Workshop. Workshops should have active components such as guided discussions, writing exercises, and hands-on activities.

 

Exhibitor Session
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017
Registered exhibitor at the 2018 conference are welcome to propose full sessions or workshops (ninety minutes in length) for inclusion in the full-conference program. These sessions should convey practical information, professional expertise, or historical/scholarly content and may not be used for direct marketing, sales or promotion of products, publications, or services or programs.

 

Single Papers/Projects submitted as part of the CAA 2018 Call for Participation (CFP)
(CFP announced June 30, 2017)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: (to chair(s) directly) August 14, 2017

Paper or Project submissions in response to the CFP should be sent directly to the session chair(s)—if there is more than one session chair, send materials to both chairs. Proposals should include a proposal form (found at the end of the CFP), an abstract of your presentation, a cover letter to chair(s), a shortened CV, and work documentation (if necessary). For more information, see the CFP pdf (Forthcoming: watch CAA News for updates!).  Presentations should not exceed ten-fifteen minutes.



GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • All sessions will be ninety minutes in length at CAA 2018. Please plan accordingly.
  • All session participants (with the exception of exhibitors) must be current individual CAA members. Institutional member IDs may not be used to participate in sessions. If you plan to participate, renew your membership or join CAA.
  • All session participants must register for the conference. Online registration begins October 2, 2017. Early registration ends December 15, 2017. Advance registration ends February 7, 2018. Early and advance conference registration fees will not change from CAA 2017, New York
  • Session and paper/project abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length.
  • Information in the proposal forms should be entered accurately (e.g. spelling of names, affiliations, titles) as this information will appear in conference publications such as Abstracts 2018 and the conference website.
  • The Annual Conference Committee makes its selections solely on the basis of merit and works to create a balanced program.
  • If their proposals are accepted, CAA members may participate in session panels in consecutive years. Each member may participate in each year's conference in up to three ways. They may serve as a: Session Chair, Session Speaker, and/or Session Discussant. Each member may not, however, serve a single role more than once in a particular conference year (i.e. serve as a speaker in two different panels, chair two sessions, serve as a discussant or Q&A leader on multiple panels, etc.).
  • For more information about session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference, please contact Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs, at 212-392-4405 or Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs, at 212-392-4410.

KEY DATES

  • June 19 – Notifications sent regarding approved sessions and individual papers/projects for CAA 2018
Key dates for approved Sessions Soliciting Contributors included in the Call for Participation (CFP):
  • June 30 – CFP for approved Sessions Soliciting Contributors announced (includes Poster Sessions)
  • August 14 – Paper/Project submission deadline to chairs of Sessions Soliciting Contributors (Poster Session submission deadline also)
  • August 28 – Session chairs send notifications to participants selected from CFP; Poster Session notifications sent; all membership IDs due
  • September 18 – Deadline for all chairs to submit final abstracts and website listings to CAA for print and web publications

 Key dates for Sessions (comprised of accepted papers/projects from April call)

  • June 19 – Notifications sent regarding approved individual papers/projects
  • July 21 – Notifications sent regarding composed session groupings and session mentors
  • September 18 – Deadline for paper authors to submit final abstracts, titles, and listing information to CAA for print and web publications (deadline for speaker order)

 Key dates for Professional Development Workshops:

  • May 15 – Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals opens
  • July 9 – Deadline for Professional Development Workshop Proposals (11:59 PM ET)
  • August 1  – Notifications sent regarding approved workshops for CAA 2018

 Key dates for Exhibitor Sessions:

  • September 1 – Deadline for Exhibitor Session submissions
  • September 18 – Deadline for all exhibitors to submit final abstracts and website listings to CAA for print and web publications

 Key dates for Membership and Conference Registration:

  • August 28 – Deadline for all session participants to prove active individual CAA membership
  • October 9 – Online conference registration opens; conference website launches
  • December 15 – Early conference registration closes
  • February 7 – Advance conference registration closes
Ends on September 1, 2017

The 106th Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA) will take place from Wednesday, February 21, through Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The conference includes:

  • Over 200 sessions
  • 120 exhibits by publishers, artist material manufacturers, digital resource providers, programs of advance and foreign study, and services to the profession
  • The nation’s largest job placement service for visual arts professionals

 As a registered exhibitor, you are welcome to propose a 90-minute session or workshop for the 2018 Conference via this portal between Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and Friday, September 1, 2017.

 

Sessions and workshops are a powerful way to connect more deeply with conference attendees and contribute directly to the conference program. Utilize your professional expertise and present a session or practical workshop on innovative materials, new techniques, research possibilities, groundbreaking scholarship, or unique publishing opportunities for which you as an exhibitor are known, in a more in-depth format. The CAA Conference Committee and Programs Department welcome a wide variety of subject areas and session formats.

The Exhibitor Sessions are intended to offer practical information, professional expertise, or historical/scholarly content only. The sessions are not for direct marketing, sales or promotion of products, publications, or services or programs.

If approved by the committee, the exhibitor will be guaranteed one (1) session or workshop. Submissions received before the deadline will be included in CAA publications such as the printed and online conference program, Abstracts 2018, and the conference website.

  

Requirements for submission:

  • You must be a registered exhibitor for the 2018 conference. If you submit a proposal for a session, you will need to subsequently register to participate in the conference as an exhibitor once the exhibitor registration is open in August. If you are a recent exhibitor the exhibitor prospectus will be mailed to you in August.
  • You must have at least one (1) Session Chair or Workshop Leader identified in your submission.
  • You must submit a session or workshop abstract/description of up to 250 words.

 

GENERAL EXHIBITOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • Submissions may be started and worked on during multiple visits to the Submittable website by clicking on the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of this page. Only click the blue "Submit" button once your submission is complete and ready for review by the Annual Conference Committee. After clicking "Submit" you will no longer have access to this submission.
  • The accuracy of information in this form (e.g., spelling of names, titles, grammar) is important as it will be pulled directly from this database for conference publications and the conference website.
  • All sessions are 90 minutes in length; please plan accordingly.
  • All participants, speakers, and session leaders must register for at least their session at the conference via a conference badge or single-session ticket. Exhibitors who purchase standard booths receive 2 complimentary full-conference registrations. If the session/workshop leader(s) is(are) not covered by these 2 complimentary registrations, it is the session/workshop leader's responsibility to register for the conference (full-conference registration is available online through late December while single-time-slot or single-day tickets will be available on-site only).
  • The default set-up of Exhibitor Session rooms is THEATER-STYLE. (seating in rows with a dais, podium, table, and microphones for speakers with a laptop/audio patch). Please contact Katie Apsey, Manager of Programs (kapsey@collegeart.org), by November 6, 2017 if an alternative room set-up or additional AV is needed. Alternative room set-ups and additional AV needs are subject to additional venue costs and are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  • The submissions portal will close Friday, September 1, 2017.
  • Questions regarding the submissions form or process? Contact Katie Apsey: kapsey@collegeart.org or 212.392.4405.
  • Questions regarding your exhibitor booth or table? Contact Paul Skiff: pskiff@collegeart.org or 212.392.4413.
CAA seeks Professional Development Workshop leaders for the 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 21–24. The Association seeks active members who are well-established in their respective fields to serve as leaders for ninety-minute Professional Development Workshop offerings at the conference. The Annual Conference Committee and Programs Department have provided sample titles and/or subjects below, but welcome innovative topics and formats

Requirements:

  • Completed Submission form (see below) with related attachments and a succinct description of workshop
  • Detailed syllabus for the workshop that outlines both activities and a proposed timeline for the ninety minutes (the selection committee encourages workshops that have active components such as guided discussions, writing exercises, and hands-on activities; the committee discourages lecture formats)
  • List of required materials workshop participants should bring (laptops, resumes, etc.)
  • An active CAA Membership ID number (All workshop leader(s) must be current individual CAA members through February 24, 2018.)  

Compensation:

  • Complimentary Full-Conference Registration
  • 1 year of Premium Level Membership (renewal or upgrade to commence upon current membership's expiration date)

General Submission Notes:

  • Submissions may be started and worked on during multiple visits to the Submittable website by clicking on the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of this page. Only click the "Submit" button once your submission is complete and ready for review by the Annual Conference Committee. After clicking "Submit" you will no longer have access to this submission.
  • Deadline for Submissions: 11:59 PM ET, Sunday, July 9, 2017 (you will be notified of acceptance status by Tuesday, August 1, 2017).
  • The accuracy of information in this form (e.g., spelling of names, affiliations, titles) is important as it will be pulled directly from this database for conference publications and the conference website.
  • All professional development workshops run ninety minutes in length; please plan the proposed workshop syllabus and activities accordingly.
  • If chosen, leaders will be required to submit a final syllabus and a fully edited/complete workshop description (which will be posted on the website and in the conference program) by September 18, 2017.
  • Session rooms’ default set-up is THEATER-STYLE (seating in rows with a dais, podium, table, and microphones for speakers with a laptop/audio patch — laptops are NOT provided), so be sure to mention alternate room set-ups you may need (roundtables, tables for participants’ laptops, circles of chairs, etc.) in the “Additional Notes” section. Be aware that additional AV needs may not be possible. Please contact Katie Apsey, Manager of Programs (kapsey@collegeart.org), with questions about alternative room set-up or unique AV needs.
  • Questions regarding submission? Contact Katie Apsey: kapsey@collegeart.org or 212.392.4405.

List of Sample Topics, Subjects, or Titles:

Activating Audiences and Cultivating Engagement
Assessing and Comparing Citation Management Systems: Scrivner, Refworks, Retero
Basic Finance for Artists and Academics
Business Strategies and Negotiation for the Arts
Creating an Online Presence: Using Social Media Professionally
Creating Online Exhibitions
Finding Grants and Fellowships
Freelance Lecturing: A Guide
Fundraising Fundamentals for Academics
Get Out of the Office/Studio!: A Public Speaking Workshop
Getting a Job in the Arts in the Current Economic Climate
Getting into the Digital Humanities…
Interdisciplinary Practice: Successful Collaboration across Disciplines
International Post-Doctoral/Post-MFA Funding Opportunities
Legal Issue Primer for Artists and Art Historians
Marketing 101 for the Arts
Post-Doc Position:  Right or Wrong Choice for You?
Record Keeping and Archiving: Importance and Efficiency 
Researcher and Artist: How They Can Collaborate
Strategies for Teaching Assistants
Syllabus Development
Technologies for Teaching: Canvas, Piazza, M+Box, Google Suite
The Great Divide(s): Bridging the Museum, Gallery, and Academic Worlds
Thinking Outside or Beyond the Tenure Track

Working with Images: Copyright and Digitization