CAA 2023 Call for Proposals

New York, NY, February 15—18, 2023 (FULL DETAILS TO BE DETERMINED)


The CAA Annual Conference is the largest convening of art historians, artists, designers, curators, and visual arts professionals. Each year we offer sessions submitted by our members, committees, and affiliated societies; delivering a wide range of program content. Review more details about the program on this page.


  • Your individual CAA Member account and password. Sign into the portal with your CAA Member credentials if prompted, you will then return to the submission form.
    • If you have never been a member of CAA, you will be prompted to create an account with us, and may submit before joining.
    • Upon acceptance to the conference, non-member and lapsed member submitters must join within 90 days or be removed from the program.
  • Title and abstract (250 words max.) for your session or presentation.
  • CVs (shortened CVs preferred) are collected for session chairs, discussants, and for individual presentation submissions.
  • Session submitter must enter complete information for all session participants; presentation titles, session and paper abstracts (250 words max.), chair and discussant CVs. Participants can be added to your session by searching by either name or email and must have a record with us.
  • The five CAA Fields of Study that best represent your proposal. The first five selected will be used to filter submissions during the review process, and are later searchable in the conference schedule, see example from CAA 2022. Review list as pdf at this link.
  • Possible scheduling conflicts and other logistical considerations.
  • [Optional] You may include images with 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.
  • [Optional] Content Threads are three indexes that submitters can choose to list their content in. These indexes will show in the CAA 2023 conference schedule in addition to Fields of Study. See example from 2022, selection does not impact the review process.
  • Many questions may be answered at our Proposals FAQ page.