Open Call for New Media Caucus Panel Proposals, CAA 2020, Chicago

The New Media Caucus invites proposals for affiliated panel session to be held during the 2020 College Art Association annual conference in Chicago.

Panels should reflect New Media Caucus’ mandate of promoting the development and understanding of new media art. Panels that address or engage with underrepresented groups within the new media genre are strongly encouraged.

Panel chairs will submit the proposal and organize the session, including the call for submissions. The NMC Exhibitions & Events Committee will assist with providing liaison to CAA, administration, publicity, etc.


Please submit the following as a single PDF

  • Abstract (500 words) addressing:
    • Concept for the panel
    • Areas of investigation and questions the panel will raise
    • Suggested panellists
    • Method of documentation (see below)
  • Diversity statement (250 words) addressing:
    • Please address how your proposed panel relates to the NMC diversity statement (see below)
  • 3-page maximum CV of panel convener(s)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Proposals should be uploaded to this Dropbox folder. Please contact Byron Rich with any questions at

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019 @ midnight

PUBLISHING REQUIREMENT:  Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus will publish a conference edition after the CAA conference, showcasing conference proceedings sponsored by the NMC. To this end, individuals are required to submit materials for the journal edition. Media-N offers flexibility regarding how to achieve the publishing requirement, ranging from panel papers to other forms of documentation (audio/visual, panel synopsis, etc.). The panel chair will be responsible for meeting this requirement. The preferred method of panel documentation must be included in the proposal.

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.