SECAC 2017 - Columbus, Ohio
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) looks forward to hosting "Microscopes and Megaphones," the 73rd annual SECAC Conference, October 25-28, 2017. Eleanor Fuchs, Associate Provost at CCAD, will serve as conference director. The Hilton Downtown Columbus will host attendees and all sessions; this official conference hotel is located in the south end of the Short North, Columbus’ arts district. Attendees may easily walk to the many wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries this neighborhood has to offer. Those coming in from out of town are strongly advised to reserve their hotels well in advance of the conference to avoid competing with Ohio State University football fans. For reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/go/SECAC2017
Keynote speakers are Tyree Guyton, founder, and Jenenne Whitfield, Executive Director, of the of the Heidelberg Project.
Off-site events during the conference will include a Thursday night Open House at CCAD, featuring the SECAC 2017 Juried Exhibition, delicious food trucks and refreshments, and extended hours at the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art. The conference’s keynote will take place that Friday, followed by a Gallery Hop in the Short North. After the conference, Franklin Park Conservatory, the Idea Foundry, and Columbus Zoo are all memorable destinations where attendees can relax and enjoy autumn in Columbus.
For a list of past SECAC conference locations, dates, and chairs, please see Annual Conference History.
Wednesday, October 25: 4-7 pm SECAC Board of Directors meeting
Call for Session Proposals
Submit your proposal(s) here. Abstracts must be 200 words or less.
Deadline: January 1, midnight EST
Call for Paper Proposals
The call for paper proposals is available. The deadline is April 20 at midnight EDT.
The juried exhibition prospectus is available. The deadline is April 1 at midnight EDT.
Early rate (August 1 - October 1)
Regular rate (October 2 - 10)
Onsite (October 26)