The Arts Conference is a participants’ conference comprised of numerous parallel sessions and selected plenary sessions. Participants are invited to submit proposals as either 30 minute, 60 minute, jointly presented 90 minute presentation sessions, or Virtual proposals.

For a description of all presentation formats please visit the this link.

Individual and Jointly Presented Papers and Presentations:

    • Crafted Panels and Workshops
    If you would like to submit a group panel or participatory workshop on a designated topic on behalf of your research group, arts group, theatre company, musical ensemble, curatorial team, or other group-sponsored sessions, please submit a minimum of 3 names for inclusion in the 60 minute session or 5 names in the 90 minute session.

    • Staged Conversations, Debates and Dialogues
    Participants are encouraged to submit alternative or experimental modes of presentation for inclusion in the program. These can include scripted or "staged" conversations that further open dialogue with the audience/participants; mediated debates on polemical issues, or enhanced paper with artistic components in all genres and performance presentations.

    All presenters are required to register to participate in the conference.

Talking Circles:

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into topic areas or Streams that reflect different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own Talking Circle, an optional open discussion area or forum for a focused discussion of issues derived from presentations, and an opportunity for informal discussion with participants.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Arts Conference site and return for further information — this site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Conference Newsletter which is sent by email.

For all inquiries, please email the conference secretariat at