2020 Conference


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Call for Research Papers and
Session Proposals
2020 Vision for Student Success

May 28-30, 2020 at Baruch College


OVERVIEW

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the MA in Arts Administration Program at Baruch College seek submissions for the 2020 AAAE conference, taking place May 28-30, 2020 in New York City. 

The EXTENDED deadline for all submissions is January 27, 2020. Individuals who submit will be notified of the status of their submission by February 28.

AAAE represents college and university graduate and undergraduate programs in arts administration, encompassing training in the management of visual, performing, literary, media, cultural, and arts service organizations. The organization consists of more than 150 member programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. AAAE’s network of faculty and their alumni are the cornerstones of local arts communities across the globe. The organization serves as a convener, a resource, and an advocate for arts administration education.

**Practitioners, professors, graduate students, recent alumni, and researchers from all arts and cultural disciplines are welcome to submit papers and session proposals for this conference – and attend! 

  • Individuals need not be AAAE members to submit
  • First-time presenters will be prioritized
  • Presenters are discouraged from participating in more than two sessions
  • Presenters may only serve as the lead presenter/author for one session or paper presentation

CONFERENCE THEME – 2020 Vision for Student Success!

As the field of arts administration continues to grow and evolve, what skills do students of arts management need to succeed on campus and once they join the workforce? How do we adequately prepare the next generation of arts managers for their professional work via pedagogical approaches and other forms of support? 

Utilizing the cultural assets of New York City, and drawing from the significant population of arts management practitioners who dwell there, we hope to identify and explore the critical skills needed for success. 

The Conference Planning Committee envisions three constituency groups of participants in the Conference: (1) Student/Alumni Engagement & Professional Development, (2) Practitioner and Professional Perspectives and (3) Research/Scholar & Academic Models.

Given the prime location in NYC, the Committee invites submissions that incorporate local practitioners as collaborators and/or co-presenters. AAAE will offer a special discounted day rate for NYC local participants who participate in this way. 

Proposals related to the theme will be most fully considered for the conference. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • How students and/or graduates are supported and mentored by practitioners
  • The critical skills today’s professionals envision that tomorrow’s students and graduates will need
  • How professionals and practitioners are engaged in arts administration curricula
  • Arts and cultural leadership pipeline especially focusing on support for diverse student populations to provide access to and acquisition of an Arts Administration education 
  • Professional development for students – in preparation for academic or practitioner careers
  • Balancing vocational training/job readiness with a liberal arts education
  • On-campus, on-line, and beyond campus experiential learning models and opportunities
  • Specialists vs. generalists
  • Technology in arts administration 
  • Cross-disciplinary arts administration
  • Audiences, donors, community, and new arts business models 
  • Student mental health and well-being 
    • Critical thinking and creativity 
    • Emotional intelligence

CALL FOR PAPERS – Submit proposals for research paper presentations HERE.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. Proposals from any related academic discipline may be submitted, so long as a case can be made for their relevance to the AAAE conference theme and/or areas of interest.  

Research sessions will consist of two to four paper presentations. The Conference Planning Committee will program sessions; each presenter will have 15 minutes to share their research plus 10 minutes for Q&A. 

Please be sure to have the following ready in order to submit your paper proposal:

  • Name, professional title, institutional/professional affiliation, and email address for the author(s) 
  • Paper title
  • Abstracts should be 500 words or less, including details of the research questions, methodology, and conclusions. 
    • Please do not include identifying information in the abstract as all submissions will receive a blind peer review by members of the Conference Planning Committee.
  • Brief abstract summary (150 words or less) for inclusion in the conference program/schedule (may include identifying information)
  • 50-word biographical note on author(s)
  • Address how the paper aligns with the theme and/or its relevance to the field at large (do not include identifying information here)
  • Author(‘s) Twitter and Facebook handles (if applicable). Please feel free to include institutional/program handles as well.

All submissions will undergo a blind peer review. The programming committee will determine all accepted papers and the final composition of all panels.

Resources for first time presenters:


CALL FOR SESSIONS – Submit session proposals HERE

Session proposals can include panel discussions, teaching demonstrations, interactive workshops, group discussions, or presentations. Sessions will be programmed in 30, 60 or 90-minute slots (or other configurations as the conference team determines). The committee will only program a limited number of panels, so please consider alternate formats such as teaching demonstrations, interactive workshops, group discussions, or presentations of unique and replicable teaching and/or practice initiatives.

Please be sure to have the following ready in order to submit your session proposal:

  • Name, professional title, institutional/professional affiliation, and email address for the presenter(s). 
  • Session title
  • Session description: Please provide a detailed outline of your proposed session. 
    • Do not include identifying information in this description as the Planning Committee will be reviewing these submissions blindly.
  • Brief session summary (150 words or less) for inclusion in the conference program/schedule(may include identifying information)
  • Target audience(s)
  • Proposed session length
  • Anticipated outcomes of the session (do not include identifying information here)
  • Address how this session aligns with the theme and/or its relevance to the field at large (do not include identifying information here)
  • Presenter(‘s) Twitter and Facebook handles (if applicable). Please feel free to include institutional/program handles as well.

PLEASE NOTE

All presenters must register for the conference. AAAE members can secure the best rates for the event. First-time presenters will be prioritized, and presenters are discouraged from participating in more than two sessions. Presenters may only lead one session. 

Anyone may submit a proposal for the AAAE conference, it is not a members-only opportunity. Master’s or Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit! .