Future Flux, the 51st Annual NCECA Conference takes place in Portland, Oregon March 22-25, 2017

Deadline for Programming Proposals: May 4, 2016, 11:59pm MST.

In less than a week the call for programming proposals for Future Flux in Portland will close. Much of the conference’s programming is member generated. That means you get to help create the conference you want!

Have you been wishing that a certain topic would be addressed in a panel or lecture?

Do you know someone who has been doing great research into a ceramics related topic?

Then you should consider sending us a proposal for NCECA’s 51st annual conference. NCECA is seeking proposals for lectures, co-lectures, and panel discussions on clay, teaching, and learning in relation to the theme of Future Flux, as well as those pertinent to the Portland, Oregon region. Submissions are evaluated by the entire NCECA board and are selected based on their relationship to the theme, relevancy to our field, presenter(s) depth of knowledge, and the general interest in providing a balanced and inclusive program for the conference.

Proposals should correspond with at least one of the following program strands:

  • Aesthetics, Criticism, Theory and Practice, including presentations about concepts of beauty and value, art attitudes, art in society, content and interpretation, analysis and evaluation.
  • Art History, including presentations about traditional and non-traditional artists and movements, styles, surveys of regional, national and international art in clay.
  • Education, including presentations about traditional and non-traditional curricula, goals, standards, methods and pedagogy including but not limited to those that advance knowledge and awareness of environmental concerns.
  • Professional Practices, including presentations about working standards, goals, methods, and attitudes or, the professional working relationships of guilds, co-ops and other ceramic centers.
  • Technology and Sustainability, presentations about traditional and non-traditional materials, processes, kilns, equipment, including but not limited to those that mitigate adverse environmental impact through innovations in sustainable systems and practices.

Click here for detailed submission guidelines.