THEME: Lively Experiments
DEADLINE: October 8, 2014, 11:59pm MST

K-12 presenters are needed for the 2015 NCECA 49th Annual Conference in Providence, RI

NCECA’s 49th Annual Conference in Providence will be dedicated to the investigation of the conceptual resonance with Lively Experiments; this theme celebrates the spirit of individual freedom and tolerance that were core to Rhode Island’s founding charter, setting a stage for social and historical change that echoed in other colonies and informed America’s Declaration of Independence, Constitution and ultimately the Bill of Rights. Experiments may take root in obscure places at seemingly inconsequential moments. They become lively when we learn that the issues and concerns under investigation connect with the interests and imaginations of others. Lively Experiments become richer as different perspectives make contact.

NCECA’s annual conference has earned a reputation worldwide as a premier event for ceramic art drawing thousands each year. Lively Experiments will join ceramic art’s historic engagement with empirical research and discovery to today’s evolving creative commons.

The purpose of NCECA’s K-12 programming room is to share, promote and discuss ideas, techniques and practices for those involved or interested in K-12 education.

NCECA seeks a diverse group of presenters that will appeal to conference attendees involved in K-12 education. Proposals for NCECA’s K-12 programming strand may incorporate content and discussion on best practices, arts integration, curriculum or program design, and/or other contemporary issues in K-12 education. Students (Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate), Studio Artists, Educators (K-12, Community College, University), Gallerists, Curators, etc. are all encouraged to apply!

Criteria for the Application Process:


The purpose of NCECA’s K-12 programming room is to share, promote and discuss ideas, techniques and practices for those involved or interested in K-12 education. Topics should be developed to appeal to K-12 educators in private schools, public schools, community centers, home school, and/or other educational frameworks.  Proposed topics and discussions should utilize the full time requested, presenters should expect to take questions from the attendees, and plan for a 5-15 minute reflection time at the conclusion of their presentation.

The presentation format is open to the presenter’s discretion (i.e. lecture, discussion, short demonstration etc.), and should fit within a 30, 60 or 90-minute time slot. In addition to lecture, panel and discussion-based presentation formats, hands-on demonstrations and practice may be possible to accommodate.

The K12 room will be have a laptop, LCD projector and screen. The room will not be outfitted with ceramics equipment or materials unless arranged for by the presenter.


Everyone is eligible EXCEPT for those who participated in the program in Milwaukee, WI during NCECA 2014.  Participation is generally limited to only one presentation.


Proposals must include the following and will be submitted using NCECA’s online form process.
Proposals that clearly articulate a relationship to the Conference Theme of Lively Experiments will receive preference.

Proposer Contact information – to include organization and occupation
Presentation Length – 30, 60, or 90 minute lecture, Panel (three panelists and one moderator) or hands-on demonstration
Co-presenter (if applicable) – to include name, organization, current occupation and email
Panelists (if applicable) – to include name, organization, current occupation and email
Proposal Title
Proposal Description – a thorough description of what the presentation entails (2000 character limit)
Program Guide Abstract – very brief and thought-provoking  (300 character limit)

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Call to OPEN August/September 2014.  Deadline is October 8, 2014. 11:59 pm MST.


A committee consisting of one NCECA Student Director at Large and three other art educators including a representative from the National K12 Ceramics Foundation Exhibition Board will review proposals.


Accepted presenters are eligible to receive a complimentary conference pass provided they are or become NCECA members at the time of acceptance. No other compensation is available for
K-12 presenters.

Presenters must understand that they are providing content as a service to the field. By accepting the invitation to present, presenters’ acknowledge NCECA’s rights to document their presentations and make available for publication presentation and written materials presented during the conference.

If you have questions about presenting in the K-12 room, contact Steve Hilton at: steve.hilton@mwsu.edu

If you encounter problems and require technical assistance with submission contact candice@nceca.net or kate@nceca.net