SECAC 2017 - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) looks forward to hosting the 73rd annual SECAC Conference, October 25-28, 2017. 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.

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.   

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

Deadline: April 20, midnight EDT

SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition

Deadline: April 1, midnight EDT. Entry fee: $35     



Future Conferences

For a list of future SECAC conference locations and dates, please see Future Annual Conferences.

Past Conferences

For a list of past SECAC conference locations, dates, and chairs, please see Annual Conference History.