NCECA Annual Conference

Call for “Student Perspectives” Programming Proposals

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

Student presenters are needed for the 2013 NCECA 47th Annual Conference in Houston, TX


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 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 Earth and Energy will receive preference.
• Proposal descriptions should be 200-400 words.

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.

A title and a thorough description of what your presentation will be about (300 - 400 words)
Name, school and contact info of any additional presenters. Panels are limited to 3 panelists and one moderator.

A very brief program guide description of 50 words. (If your proposal is accepted, this will be printed in the program guide, so please make it accurate and enticing!)

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Application Deadline Extension: October 22, 2012

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee including NCECA Student Director at Large, Kevin Dean Ramler
If you have questions about presenting in the Student Perspective thread, contact Suzanne Lussier at:

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