Skip Navigation

Programs » Annual Conference

Back to top

Conference Participation Rules/FAQs

Updated March 10, 2022.

Please send any questions to info@collegeart.org.

Conference Participation Rules 

  • All session participants must be CAA Individual Members through the conference dates. 
  • All session participants must register for the conference 
  • Three ways to participate at CAA: all session participants may take part in the conference in up to three ways each year. They may serve as a: 1) Session Chair; 2) Paper/Project Presenter; and 3) Session Discussant. Each member may not, however, serve in any single role more than once per conference. 
  • Your session, presentation or paper content, may not have been published previously or presented at another scholarly conference. 
  • You may submit to multiple sessions but may deliver only one presentation during the conference. If you have multiple accepted presentations, you must withdraw all but one by notifying the Chair(s). 
  • If your Individual Paper/Presentation proposal was accepted during CAA's spring submission call, you may still apply to a session listed in the summer Call for Participation. However, if accepted to multiple sessions, you must withdraw all but one accepted presentation per conference. 

 

FAQs

2023 Conference Format

Q: What is the format of the 2023 Conference?
  • The Annual Conference is currently scheduled to take place in New York, NY, February 15–18, 2023, with an additional virtual component under consideration. The Annual Conference Committee and CAA leadership, in collaboration with CAA Professional Committees, is reviewing the 2022 Annual Conference feedback to determine the best format, size, and length of the 2023 program for all constituencies. Updates will follow, and more details will be communicated to CAA committees, members, and submitters as they become available.
Q: What type of events will happen at the conference? 
  • CAA has gone back to basics with a focus on sessions, meetings, the Book and Trade Fair, and key events.
  • CAA will not be holding workshops or poster sessions at the 2023 conference. As we work to build year-round programming beyond the conference, our goal is to create opportunities for more member collaboration.   

Submissions  

Q: When will submission applications for the 111th Annual Conference (New York, 2023) be open? 
  • The submission forms will open March 14, 2022, and close April 26, 2022. See this page for details about the program and how to submit.  
  • The Annual Conference is currently scheduled to take place in New York, NY, February 15–18, 2023, with an additional virtual component under consideration.  
  • The Annual Conference Committee and CAA leadership, in collaboration with CAA Professional Committees, is reviewing the 2022 Annual Conference feedback to determine the best format, size, and length of the 2023 program for all constituencies. 
  • Updates will follow, and more details will be communicated to CAA committees, members, and submitters as they become available.  
Q: I’m not a CAA member, can I submit a proposal? 
Q: What are the Content Threads for 2023? 
  • Selecting a Content Thread which applies to your submission is optional and allows CAA to include your content in three indexes that will show in the CAA 2023 conference schedule, in addition to Fields of Study. You may select multiple threads, selection does not impact the review process. See threads as used in the CAA 2022 schedule, (as compared to Fields of Study). 
    • More details about the threads: 
      For CAA 2020, in collaboration with the Committee on Women in the Arts, CAA presented the conference program with roughly 50% conference content identified by submitters as being focused on women-centered content. Read more about the original call for 50/50 at this CAA news link
    • For CAA 2021, CAA offered a selection of sessions, papers, speakers, and related programming on the topic of climate crisis. Read more about the original call at this CAA news link
    • For CAA 2022, CAA invited submitters to identify whether their content falls into the above threads, as well as a social justice focus area, which we clarify for 2023 applies to submissions and topics that actively address the dynamics of oppression, privilege, and isms, along with historically rooted, institutionally sanctioned stratification along socially constructed group lines that include race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.