NCECA Annual Conference

2013 NCECA PROGRAM PROPOSALS

NCECA 2013 – 47th Annual Conference
Houston, Texas
March 20-23, 2013
CLOSED (deadline for proposal was May 15, 2012)

THE THEME: Earth/Energy
Ceramics and Ceramic Process bring together two essential elements: EARTH and ENERGY. The theme of NCECA's 2013 Conference in Houston, Earth/Energy pays tribute to the places we live and create, the materials we use, and the ENERGY that drives our process as ceramic artists, educators and enthusiasts.

The ENERGY of creation and transformation culminates in work with ENERGIZED forms and surfaces, work that ENERGIZES space and ultimately this ENERGIZES our imaginations.

New ENERGY sources and innovations may result in work that is EARTH friendly and, in this global era, we often aim to make work that is EARTH conscious. 

NCECA invites proposals for programming including lectures, panels and topical discussions that explore the synthesis and multi-faceted nature Earth/Energy may inspire, as well as proposals that relate to the region of Houston as relevant to our field.


TOPICS FOR PROPOSALS

For the 47th annual meeting of NCECA in Houston, Texas we call for proposals of lectures and panel discussions relating to issues of earth and energy, as well as issues specific to this region and location.  As always, we also welcome proposals on all subjects relevant to our field. Submissions will be evaluated in regard to merit, the presenter’s expertise in the area, and a general interest in providing a balanced and inclusive program for the members.  The general categories for proposals are as follows:


ELIGIBILITY
Everyone is eligible EXCEPT for those who participated in the program in Seattle, Washington during NCECA 2012.  Participation is generally limited to only one presentation.

LECTURE AND PANEL FORMATS
Lectures of 30 minutes and 60 minutes (ideal for presenting specific information and ideas), panels of 90 minutes (suitable for investigating topics that are best informed by varied perspectives), and 15 minutes lectures suitable for New Work, will be programmed. This timeframe includes a question and answer period.

HONORARIUM
All Panelists, moderators and lecturers will receive a 2013 conference registration and NCECA membership for the 2013 calendar year.  The Board is committed to providing a monetary honorarium, the amount of which will be determined when the 2012-13 budget is finalized.
Please read the information below carefully to prepare for your Submittal. 

APPLICATION PROCESS
All proposals must be submitted using NCECA’s Online Submittal process (a link to the form is provided below). Your ONLINE submittal form must include the following or it will not be considered:

For all presenters/panelist/moderators (We must have the following from everyone participating and/or proposing a panel, new work or lecture):

• Names
• Address
• Phone number (cell preferred)
• Email address (preferred method of contact)

90-Minute Panelist/Moderators
(Panels are limited to no more than three panelists plus a moderator)
• Panel title
• Proposal abstract for juror selection – 200 to 400 words
• Brief two-page resume for all participants
• Program guide description - 50 word maximum (if your proposal is accepted, this will be printed in the program guide)
• Images of each presenter’s work not to exceed 10 images total (please only include images that will strengthen the proposal) (Image Preparation Guidelines)

30 and 60-Minute Presentations and 60-Minute Co-Presentations
(Co-lectures of 60 minutes may also be proposed, with two individuals presenting different aspects of the same topic)
• Presentation title
• Proposal abstract for juror selection - 200 to 400 words
• Brief two-page resume for all participants
• Program guide description - 50 word maximum (if your proposal is accepted, this will be printed in the program guide)
• Images of each presenter’s work not to exceed 10 images total (please only include images that will strengthen the proposal) (Image Preparation Guidelines)

New Work Presentation

• Presentation title
• 200 word artist statement
• 200 to 400 word description of the New Work and how it is different from past work
• Brief two-page resume
• Program guide description - 50 word maximum (if your new work presentation is accepted, this will be printed in the program guide)
• Include images of 10 pieces of new work (please include a detail per piece if necessary) and images of 5 pieces of your older work along with context of the artist’s overall career. (Image Preparation Guidelines)  

NCECA recommends using Google Chrome or Firefox when using forms on this site. Some forms do not respond well to Internet Explorer or Safari.

If chosen to present, your commitment to NCECA will be:
• Meeting all deadlines as outlined by your signed agreement, which include the following:
• Written and visual documentation to publish in the NCECA Journal and other promotions. Click here to view the Publication Guidelines.
• A PowerPoint presentation

ADJUDICATION
Proposal abstracts, images and support materials will be made available to NCECA Board Members for review prior to making selections at the May Board meeting.  Make sure your online submittal is complete.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Steve Hilton, NCECA’s Program Director, will notify you of the Board’s decision by email as soon as possible after the May meeting. If you have questions, please email:  stevehilton@gmail.com

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


2013 CALL FOR CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATORS

NCECA will continue to have call for demonstrators for the 2013 conference in Houston, TX.  A committee, selected from and by the NCECA Board will act as the jury in selecting the conference demonstrators.

FORMAT

There are typically four demonstrators at each conference with two potters and two sculptors. As a conference demonstrator your commitment to NCECA is as follows:

• A three-hour session on both Thursday and Friday
• Arrival on Wednesday, March 30, for image verification and a demonstrator video interview
• A PowerPoint that will be shown simultaneously with your demonstration
• A written contribution to the NCECA Journal as outlined in the following guidelines: Click here to view the Publication Guidelines.

HONORARIUM

Demonstrators will receive an honorarium of $1000, a 2013 conference registration and a NCECA membership for the 2013 calendar year.

APPLICATION PROCESS
All proposals must be submitted using NCECA’s Online Submittal process. A link to the form is provided below. Your online submittal form must include the following or it will not be considered (Only .doc, .JPEG or .PDF files will be accepted):

Please read the information below to prepare for your online Submittal. All proposals must be submitted using NCECA’s Online Submittal process, A link to the form is provided below.    

ADJUDICATION
Abstracts, images and support materials will be made available to NCECA Board Members for review prior to making selections at the May Board meeting.  Make sure your online submittal is complete.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Steve Hilton, NCECA’s Program Director, will notify you of the Board’s decision by email as soon as possible after the May meeting. If you have questions, please email:  steve.hilton@mwsu.edu

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