2017 Process Room Program Proposal

THEME: Future Flux
The 51st Annual NCECA Conference takes place in Portland, Oregon
March 22-25, 2017

DEADLINE: May 4, 2016, 11:59pm MST (CLOSED)

NCECA seeks Process Room proposals that have conceptual resonance with Future Flux, the theme of NCECA’s 51th Annual Conference centered in Portland, Oregon

NCECA reviews and selects programming from proposals submitted from the field as an important component of conference planning. Additionally, NCECA reserves the right to curate and develop programming that strengthens the quality and range of experiences related to the conference theme, sense of place, and other strategic objectives.


The 51st annual NCECA conference takes place in Portland, Oregon in March 2017. NCECA seeks for proposals for 30- minute maker presentations. Selected Process Room presenters will each demonstrate a singular clay-working or decorating process. NCECA reserves the right to solicit Process Room presentations from the field at large to round out the program.

The processes in the list below are only suggested processes and techniques. Please feel free to propose any new and innovative ideas that you might have.

Using Slip
Terra Sigillata
Gold Leaf Techniques
Altering Thrown Forms

View full prospectus (pdf)

Everyone is eligible EXCEPT for those who participated in the program in Kansas City during NCECA 2016.  Participation is generally limited to only one presentation.
30- minute presentations of techniques/processes.

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

• Resume (2 page limit, upload as .doc, .docx or .pdf, not to exceed 2MB)
• Short Bio (Up to 300 characters)
• Head shot (upload as jpg, 100dpi 2”x3”)
Presentation title – Up to 30 characters including spaces.
• Proposal abstract describing the process/technique – Up to 1800 character including spaces
• Program guide description – Up to 300 characters including spaces (If your proposal is accepted, this will be printed in the Program Guide)
• Images of proposed process/technique – Up to 10 (Only images that directly reference the actual proposal)

Image details to include:
• Image (Need link to Image Preparation Guideline)
• Image Title
• Relevance to presentation – Up to 300 characters
• Brief Image description – Up to 300 characters – to include Artist name, type of clay, firing, date of piece, dimensions (H x W x D)

Introductions – Is there a special mentor, colleague or friend who attends the conference that you would like to recommend to provide an introduction to your presentation? (NCECA reserves the right to assign individuals to introduce presentations when this field is left blank or the recommended person is unavailable.) Please provide his/her Name, Cell phone, Email

Proposal abstracts, images and support materials will be reviewed by 2017 On-site Conference Liaisons, Programs Director Mary Cloonan and one other NCECA member.  Make sure your online submittal is complete.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Mary Cloonan, NCECA’s Program Director, will notify applicants of the selection committee’s decision by email as soon as possible after adjudication. If you have questions, please email: mkcloonan.nceca@gmail.com
Accepted presenters are eligible to receive a complimentary 2017 conference pass provided they are or become NCECA members at the time of acceptance. No other compensation is available for Process Room presenters.

NCECA Membership fees are not included in event registration. Membership requires payment of an annual fee. CLICK HERE to apply for or renew your membership. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact kate@nceca.net

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If you have questions about the process Room, please email: mkcloonan.nceca@gmail.com

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