57th ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE – Cincinnati, Ohio
Wednesday March 15 – Saturday, March 18, 2023

Initial Deadline: Tuesday, 6/7/2022 (11:59 PM EDT)  

The annual NCECA conference is dedicated to creation, teaching and learning through clay. Programming highlights stories, research, and experiential learning that represent the diversity of contemporary and historic ceramic practices featuring local, regional, national, and international presenters. Your voice and vision can contribute to this diverse, inclusive, and engaging event. Community-generated presentations showcase future directions, best practices, influential collaborations, lessons learned, and solutions to emergent issues. NCECA welcomes submissions from those involved in all realms of ceramic art and education. Participation is generally limited to one presentation per conference.

Lend your voice and vision to CURRENT!

Clockwise from top left: Shoji Satake, Marjorie Ann Eno, Yahzyah Crutcher-Hanna; Virgil Ortiz, Ehren Tool, Yahzyah Crutcher-Hanna. All photos by Germaine Watkins

Current, the theme of NCECA’s 2023 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an invitation to think about the present moment and the rich and varied paths, opportunities, and challenges we have navigated. Working with clay engages us in worlds of continuity and continual change. The river and its current are essential and enduring features of Cincinnati’s history and evolution. Current moves us to ponder the history of human creation. Current transports artifacts, stories, and ideas through time. It shapes who we are today and the world we work to create. Ceramic art embodies currents that carry diverse traditions of invention and renewal. 

Click the blue boxes below for each prospectus and application
Please read all documents carefully before you begin work on your proposal.

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              PROJECTS SPACE            
  SHORT FORM (Closes 9.14.22)


If you have questions about the form and/or content of your conference proposal or require technical assistance with your submission, please email presentations@nceca.net.
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All proposals must be submitted using NCECA’s online form. In order to access and complete the form you must LOGIN to your existing NCECA profile or create an account in NCECA’s database at this LINK. Applicants, please login and update your existing profile, or create an account at least one week prior to the call deadline.

NCECA will be hosting two virtual info sessions open to anyone interested in learning about the conference presentation proposal application process. We will do a brief overview of the online submission process and spend the remaining time answering questions from those present at the meeting.

Sign up for the Zoom meeting by clicking on the date below you’d like to attend.
If you are unable to attend either meeting, we will be recording the meetings and posting the links to the recordings on this page.

Recording of Proposal Info Session, Wednesday, May 11, 2022


Saturday May 21, 2022, 1pm eastern/10am pacific


Everyone is eligible to submit a proposal. Participation is generally limited to only one presentation per conference. There will be limited availability of remote presentation options, reserved for those who would otherwise not be able to present at the conference.

For the purposes of presentations and demonstrations, the conference region is broadly defined as including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Thank you!