Ends on July 9, 2017

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


  • 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.)  


  • 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

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