CAA 2022 Call for Proposals

Chicago, IL, February 16—14, 2022 (FORMAT TO BE DETERMINED)


The CAA Annual Conference is the largest professional convening of art historians, artists, designers, curators, and others in the visual arts. Each year we offer sessions submitted by our members, committees, and affiliated societies offering a wide range of program content.

The Annual Conference Committee & Council of Readers review over 1,000 submissions each year. They take into account subject areas and themese that arise from accepted proposals to present as broad and diverse a program as possible.

The Call for Proposals gives CAA members the opportunity to submit for the 2022 CAA Annual Conference. Proposals must be submitted from March 1 through May 12, 11:59pm EDT [extended].

Upon acceptance, all session participants (chair, presenter, discussant) must be/become current Individual CAA members, and ALSO register for the conference, in order to participate in a session. See more details below.

CAA schedules the conference program so that overlap of content is as infrequent as possible. However, given the number of sessions, and the format, this is not always possible.

The Annual Conference is currently scheduled to take place in Chicago, IL, February 16-19, 2022. The Annual Conference Committee and CAA leadership is reviewing the 2021 Annual Conference to determine the best format, size, and length of the 2022 program for all constituencies. Submitters will have an opportunity to comment on format in the forms. Updates will follow, and more details will be communicated to CAA committees, members, and submitters as soon as they become available.



  • Your individual CAA Member ID and account password. Log in to the portal with your CAA Member ID and password. If you are not a member of CAA, email or call 212-691-1051, ext. 1 to request a non-member CAA ID.
  • Title and abstract (250 words max.) for your session or presentation.
  • The five CAA Fields of Study that best represent your proposal. The first five selected will be viewed during the review process. See our full fields of study list.
  • Possible scheduling conflicts and other logistical considerations.
  • CVs for chairs, workshop leaders, posters, individual presentation submissions (shortened CVs preferred).
  • For Complete Sessions, you must have all names and affiliations of session participants (chairs, presenters, discussants), presentation titles, and abstracts (250 words max.). Participants can be added to your session either by name or email and must have a CAA Member ID.
  • [Optional] You may include images with to your session or presentation proposal. This is optional and is meant to complement your abstract. You may include up to 5 images, in jpeg format. Each image may be no larger than 10 MB.
  • Many questions may be answered at our Proposals FAQ page.