CAA 113th Annual Conference

New York City, February 12–15, 2025


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 that deliver a wide range of program content. Read more about the history of the program here.

The CAA 113th Annual Conference will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City, February 12–15, 2025. The conference will be held in person with a selection of hybrid sessions and events. CAA leadership, in collaboration with the Annual Conference Committee, is reviewing participant and attendee feedback from the 112th Annual Conference to determine any format adjustments needed for the 2025 program. Updates will be communicated as they become available.

Note for CAA Committees and CAA Affiliated Societies: Although Committees and Affiliated Societies receive a guaranteed session at every CAA Annual Conference, proposals for these guaranteed sessions should nonetheless be submitted using the correct form during the March 15–April 25 Call for Proposals period in order to participate in the AC2025 Conference. All participation rules apply.

Check back in July for a link to the Call for Participation in accepted Sessions Soliciting Contributors.


  • Complete your submissions by April 25, 2024.
  • You will sign into the submission forms using your individual CAA member login credentials.
    • You may submit a proposal before joining CAA, update or create an account here. Take all steps up to making a payment.
    • Upon acceptance to the conference, non-member and lapsed member submitters must join within ninety days or be removed from the program.
    • Note that accepted participants must also register for the conference; registration rates are posted in October each year.

Read the opposite column for details for each submission type.

  • Submit title and abstract (up to 250 words) for your session or presentation.
  • Session submitters must enter all proposal participants; Submitters can search by name or e-mail to add participants to their sessions.
    • Please note that participants must have an account with us; those who do not will need to create an account.
    • Complete Session submissions require all presentation titles, session and paper abstracts (up to 250 words), and chair and discussant CVs.
    • Sessions Soliciting Contributor submissions require Chair(s), their CVs and a session abstract.
    • All conference sessions are ninety minutes long.
  • Session chairs, discussants, and individual presentation submitters will be prompted to upload or update their shortened CV.
  • Select the five Conference Keywords that best represent your proposal. Your selection will be used to filter submissions during the review process and are later searchable in the conference schedule. The Keyword list was updated in 2024, simplifying and integrating suggestions from previous conferences.
  • List any known scheduling conflicts.
  • [Optional] Submit images with your session or presentation proposal to complement your abstract. You may include up to five images in jpeg format, no larger than 10 MB.
  • Check out the for answers to further questions.