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.

All session participants, including presenters, chairs, moderators, and discussants, must be current individual CAA members to participate in the Annual Conference. Please have your CAA Member ID handy as well as the member IDs of any and all participants as this is a required field on the submission form. Please note that institutional member IDs cannot be used to submit proposals. If you are not a current individual member, please 
renew your membership or join CAA.

All session participants must also register for the conference. Online registration for CAA 2018 will begin October 2, 2017. Early conference registration will end December 15, 2017 and advance conference registration will end on February 7, 2018. Early and advance conference registration fees will not change from CAA 2017, New York.

The Annual Conference Committee will accept the following proposals for review:  Complete Sessions, Sessions Soliciting Contributors, and Individual Paper/Project proposals.  
All sessions will be 90 minutes in length at CAA 2018. Please plan accordingly. For full details on the submission process for the conference, please review the information below and on the individual submission pages.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION TYPES


Session Soliciting Contributors [DEADLINE PAST: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

The Session Soliciting Contributors option allows a submission for a full session (90 minutes in length) with yet-to-be identified speakers and papers/projects. If selected, such sessions will be included in the call for participation (CFP) which opens June 30.


Individual Paper/Project 
[DEADLINE PAST: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

Individual Paper/Project proposals (15 minutes in presentation length) may be submitted for review. No specific theme is required. The Annual Conference Committee will review and select paper/project proposals based on merit and group approved submissions into Composed Sessions of up to four participants. A liaison from the Annual Conference Committee will be identified for each Composed Session to assist with the format and to help identify a session chair or moderator.


Complete Session
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2017 
[DEADLINE PAST: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]
The Complete Session option allows a submission for a complete panel (90 minutes in length) pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance by session chairs. This session requires advance planning and information gathering by the chair(s).


Affiliated Societies
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2017 
[DEADLINE PAST: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]
Each Affiliated Society may submit either one Complete Session proposal (90 minutes in length) pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance or one Session Soliciting Contributors proposal (90 minutes in length) to be included in the CFP which opens June 30. A note of approval from the Affiliated Society chair must accompany the submission. This session will be guaranteed and will be identified as an Affiliated Society session in all CAA publications.

Subsequent proposals by Affiliated Society members may be submitted separately by individuals, but are subject to peer review by the Annual Conference Committee and must be submitted via the Complete Session, Session Soliciting Contributors, or Individual Paper/Project submissions forms described above. These submissions are not guaranteed and, if selected, will not be labeled or identified as Affiliated Society sessions in CAA publications.


CAA PIPS Committees

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2017 
[DEADLINE PAST: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS]
CAA PIPS committees may submit either one Complete Session proposal (90 minutes in length) pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance or one Session Soliciting Contributors proposal (90 minutes in length) to be included in the CFP which opens June 30. A note of approval from the committee chair must accompany the submission. This session will be identified as a committee session in all CAA publications.

Subsequent proposals by committee members may be submitted separately by individuals, but are subject to peer review by the Annual Conference Committee and must be submitted via the Complete Session, Session Soliciting Contributors, or Individual Paper/Project submissions forms described above. These submissions are not guaranteed and, if selected, will not be labeled or identified as committee sessions in CAA publications.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • All sessions will be 90 minutes in length at CAA 2018. Please plan accordingly.
  • All session proposals must be completed and submitted online.
  • To submit a proposal, individuals must be current CAA members. All session participants, including presenters, chairs, moderators, and discussants, must also be current individual CAA members. Please have your CAA Member ID handy as well as the member IDs of any and all participants as this is a required field on the submission form. Please note that institutional member IDs cannot be used to submit proposals. If you are not a current member, please renew your membership or join CAA.
  • All session participants must also register for the conference. Online registration for CAA 2018 will begin October 2, 2017. Early conference registration will end December 15, 2017 and advance conference registration will end on February 7, 2018. Early and advance conference registration fees will not change from CAA 2017, New York. 
  • CVs are required for panel proposals where the chair and, if applicable, the co-chair are known. 
  • Session and paper/project abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length.
  • The accuracy of information entered into the proposal form (e.g. spelling of names, affiliations, titles) is important as it will be pulled directly from this database for 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.
  • 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

  • February 27 – Call for Annual Conference session and paper/projects proposals begins
  • Proposal Submission Deadlines for CAA 2018:
    • April 17 – Proposal submission deadline for Sessions Soliciting Contributors
    • April 17 – Proposal submission deadline for Individual Paper/Projects
    • April 24 – Proposal submission deadline for Complete Sessions
    • April 24 – Proposal submission deadline for Affiliated Societies and CAA PIPS Committees
  • May 15 – Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals begins
  • June 19 – Notifications sent regarding approved sessions 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; deadline for Poster Session submissions
    • August 28 – Session chairs send notifications to participants selected from CFP; Poster Session notifications sent
    • September 18 – Deadline for all chairs to submit final abstracts and website listings to CAA
  • October 2 – Online conference registration opens
  • December 15 – Early conference registration closes
  • February 7 – Advance conference registration closes

VIDEO: HOW TO SUBMIT A SHARP PROPOSAL FOR CAA 2018

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.