College Art Association

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Annual Conference Committee and College Art Association (CAA) Programs Department are currently only accepting proposal submissions for Exhibitor Sessions for the 2017 CAA Annual Conference. All other submission types have been closed.** The 105th Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, February 15, through Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The conference includes over 200 sessions, 120 exhibits by publishers and artist material manufacturers, and the nation’s largest job placement service for visual arts professionals.
If you are an accepted exhibitor, click on the relevant submission form below. All sessions and workshops in 2017 will be 90 minutes in length; please plan accordingly.

Exhibitor Session, Workshop, or Roundtable Submissions close September 1, 2016*

*To submit an Exhibitor Session request, submitters must be affiliated with an exhibitor who will be participating in the 2017 conference and who has already returned the exhibit application and contract to Paul Skiff, Assistant Director for Annual Conference (

September 1 – Deadline for Exhibitor Session submissions
Mid-September – Online conference registration opens
September 15 – Deadline for all session chairs and workshop leaders to send their website/publication listing edits to CAA
Late December – Online conference registration closes


The call for proposals for Complete Sessions, Sessions Soliciting Contributors (open call sessions), Affiliated Society Sessions, CAA Committee Sessions, and Individual Paper Sessions began March 1, 2016, and ended April 18, 2016. Submitters received notification of the status of these submissions by email on June 20, 2016. 

**However, there is still time to participate in the conference as a speaker! The Call for Participation was announced July 1, 2016. This CFP includes the abstracts and chair information for sessions soliciting contributions for the 2017 conference. Potential speakers are able to review these abstracts and apply directly to the chairs of these sessions between July 1, 2016, and August 30, 2016: 

Please note that all session participants and speakers must be current CAA members from the date of submission through February 18, 2017, and register for the conference.  The premium membership level provides the most savings on a combination of membership renewal and conference registration. Online registration for the CAA 105th Annual Conference will begin in mid-September and end in late December.