NCECA Annual Conference


NCECA 2014 – 48th Annual Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Deadline: October 2, 2013, 11:59pm MST

Student presenters are needed for the 2014 NCECA 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI

The Theme: Material World

Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives.  Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century. 

The Student-led Programming Thread has been created in response to numerous requests for more programming that addresses the concerns of students on a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

Criticism in ceramics, career building for students; how to price your work, develop a professional-quality resume, approach a gallery, build a customer base, or choose and enter juried shows; post-graduation options in the ceramic field; the pros and cons of residencies, post-baccalaureate programs, and apprenticeships; how to choose a graduate program; other job options in the ceramic field beyond teaching or being a studio artist; professional development opportunities; how to photograph and document your work; developing “green” studio practices in a school environment; social networking as an advertising tool; developing a website….

Students, this is your chance to make a difference, address issues that concern students and present at a national conference.Students at all levels, including undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate are encouraged to apply!

• Lectures of 30 minutes and 60 minutes (ideal for presenting specific information and ideas), and panels of 90 minutes (suitable for investigating topics that are best informed by varied perspectives) will be programmed. Proposed topics and discussions should utilize the full time allotted.
• The Student-led Programming Room is equipped with a laptop, LCD projector & screen and microphones.
• Proposals related to the Conference Theme of Material World will receive preference.
• Proposal descriptions should be 200-400 words.

Everyone is eligible EXCEPT for those who participated in the program in Houston, Texas during NCECA 2013.  Participation is generally limited to only one presentation.

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 Student Perspective 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 title and a thorough description of what the presentation entails (200 to 400 words). Also needed are the names, contact information, and schools for all presenters, the format for the presentation and a very brief and thought-provoking description of 50 words (or less) for use in the Conference Program Guide. (Panels are limited to 3 panelists and one moderator)

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The deadline for your proposal is 11:59 pm MST, Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

A committee including NCECA Student Director at Large, Suzanne Lussier, and two other board members will review proposals.

If you have questions about presenting in the Student Perspective thread, contact Kevin Ramler at:

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