CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: NMC Showcase during CAA 2020 Chicago

The eleventh annual New Media Caucus Showcase will be held during CAA 2020 on Thursday evening, February 13th at Bar Louie in Chicago, IL from 8-10pm.


The NMC showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 10 NMC members (6-minute presentations). It has proven to be an excellent forum to get to know the work of fellow new media artists and scholars in a lively atmosphere. Several spots are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in MFA or PhD programs. Due to the short presentation slots, presenters may only present one work, rather than a retrospective of their careers. 


Starting this year, presentations are chosen by application rather than by lottery. We ask you to submit a brief description of the project you will present, along with a relevant URL to work samples.  We also ask you to submit a brief statement outlining how your work addresses issues of diversity and relates to the NMC diversity statement (see below).


We publish a CAA conference edition of Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus, that will include documentation of the NMC Showcase. Selected participants are asked to submit a statement and work samples.


This event is free and open to the public. No CAA registration is required. It is generously hosted by Bar Louie. 



Presenters are chosen by application. Only members that have not participated in the showcase in the past three years are eligible. Presenters must be available to speak in-person, IRL: no remote presentations are permissible. 


Apply here



  • Shortly after the Dec 13, 2019 deadline, submissions will be reviewed by members of the New Media Caucus’ Events and Exhibitions Committee. 
  • Selected presentations will be notified by Friday, Dec 20, 2019
  • Presenters must confirm their participation by Friday, Jan 3, 2020. 
  • Presenters are required to submit their presentation materials as .ppt files by Sunday Feb 9, 202 at 5 pm EST. Presentations will be run off a single computer.



Friday, December 13th, 2019


DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The New Media Caucus is committed to extending and sustaining the diversity of our community, board, and membership, to promote an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. We prioritize inclusion as an ongoing collaborative process of growth that we continually address, both within the Caucus and in our field.