NCECA Annual Conference

2013 Call for Proposals of K-12 Programming

NCECA 2013, 47th Annual Conference – Houston TX
March 20-23, 2013

K-12 presenters are needed for the 2013 NCECA 47th Annual Conference in Houston, TX.

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.

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, Teaching and Learning on the Edge, 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-Bac, Graduate), Studio Artists, Educators (K-12, Community College, University), Gallerists, Curators, etc. are all encouraged to apply!

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.
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. Proposed topics and discussions should utilize the full time requested.

The K12 room will be have a lap-top, LCD projector and screen.
In addition to lecture, panel and discussion-based presentation formats, hands-on demonstrations and practice may be possible to accommodate. The room will not be outfitted with ceramics equipment or materials unless arranged for by the presenter.


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 K12 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.

Presenters should prepare a thorough description of what the presentation entails (200 to 400 words) that includes the names of all presenters, the format for the presentation and a very brief and thought-provoking description of 50 words for possible use in the Conference Program Guide. Topics should be developed to appeal to K-12 educators in private schools, public schools, community centers, home school, and/or other educational frameworks.  Presenters should expect to take questions from the attendees, and plan for a 5-15 minute reflection time at the conclusion of their presentation.

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Application Deadline:  October 22, 2012, midnight MST.


Proposals will be reviewed by a committee including NCECA Student Director at Large, Suzanne Lussier, and three other art educators including a representative from the K12 Exhibition Board.
Proposals that clearly articulate a relationship to the Conference Theme of “Earth/Energy” will receive preference.
If you have questions about presenting in the K-12 room, contact Suzanne Lussier at:

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