CAEA Conference Supercharge your Power in Art Education November 5-8, 2020 in Anaheim

Conference Administrator: Nancy Andrzejczak, c[email protected]
Registration Questions: Linda Stevenson, [email protected] 
Telephone: 626.233.7879

Workshop Proposal Submissions

Supercharge Your Superpower!

Call for 2020 CAEA Conference Sessions

CAEA’s state conference will be held November 5–8, 2020 at the Doubletree Hotel in Anaheim. We are now taking proposal submissions from members wishing to share their knowledge, research, and ideas at the conference!

This year’s application has a few new items, so please read through carefully before making your selections.

Click the following link to submit a workshop proposal for this year's conference.

The application window will be open from March 1 – April 30. Applicants will be notified by the end of May.

All accepted workshops* will receive a $50 stipend from CAEA at the conclusion of the workshop. This applies to Workshops only, and not to Workshopping. (You may choose to donate this stipend to the CAEA Scholarship Fund if you wish.)

  • By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to register for the conference and return all paperwork by the presenter registration deadline. If we do not receive your registration and paperwork by the deadline, your presentation may be placed on a waiting list.

  • Presenters and co-presenters must be current CAEA members to submit proposals, so please check your membership status before applying. Students co-presenting with instructors must be current CAEA Preservice members. Additionally, presenters and co-presenters must be current CAEA members at the time of the conference.

  • There are 4 types of presentation formats you may choose from - see descriptions below. Each format has its own specific criteria regarding length, so please be sure to review the information carefully. If your session could work in multiple formats, please select all that apply and we will choose the best fit for the conference schedule.


WORKSHOPS* = Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7
single or multiple presenters; choose from the following types of sessions:

Lecture: Sharing Information or Research Presentation, 30 or 75 minutes

Panel Discussion: One topic, 2-4 presenters for discussion, 30 or 75 minutes

Studio Workshop: Hands On - Wet, 75 minutes

Studio Workshop: Hands On - Dry, 75 minutes

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Digital Workshop, 75 minutes


CURRICULUM SLAM = Saturday, November 7.
How are you innovating in your teaching? We are looking for about 8 presenters to share exciting new projects in the fast-paced Curriculum Slam format developed at MCA Chicago in the Pecha Kucha style (20 slides X 20 seconds each = about 6 ½ minutes total). Click on the link to see a video explanation of the format. Here is an article with more information, too.


All CAEA members conducting research are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session and Symposium. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and any CAEA member conducting research may participate. Posters will be on display throughout the conference, and a round table discussion will be scheduled for Saturday, November 7 to share the work displayed. Your presentation may address your research at any stage of completion.


WORKSHOPPING = Sunday, November 8
Have a great idea or project you would like to share but don’t want to facilitate a full workshop? Consider presenting at Workshopping. It's simple and fun! Share your idea for 4 minutes; then, the people at your table ask questions or share other ideas for 4 minutes. After that, everyone changes to a different table. Please consider this fast and easy format to share a great project, classroom management tip, school service project, or other art education ideas. You can display images and information on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Note: Workshopping sessions do not qualify for the Workshop stipend.



Please read through each section carefully and review your work before submitting. It is highly recommended that you write your proposal in another program first, then copy and paste into the required sections to avoid the application timing out.

All proposal submissions should receive an email acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive one, please email Kristin Taylor at [email protected] as you may need to re-submit the proposal.

Proposals will be blind peer reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers and scored based on the following criteria
(1 = low, 5 = high)

Title: Does the title clearly reflect the content of the proposal?

Clarity: Is the proposal clearly written in 3rd person point of view? Does the proposal clearly describe the session?

Content: Is the content/topic of the proposal clear? Is the content clear regarding participant engagement? (if applicable)

Relevance: Is the proposal reflective of 21st century art education? (i.e. connections to the new CA VA Standards, contemporary artistic practice, digital or visual literacy, collaboration, community, service learning, etc.)

Outcomes/Goals: Does the proposal clearly state the intended outcomes/goals indicating how participants will be able to use the information from the session?

*All workshop rooms will be equipped with LCD Projectors, screens, speakers, and WiFi. Please bring any devices for projecting and necessary connector cables/dongles, in addition to any materials and tools required for hands-on activities.