2019 Conference - Call for Presenters  

The Special Events Committee of Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. (SAQA) is seeking presentation proposals for its annual conference in San Jose, California (April 25-28, 2019). The theme of the conference is "Threads of Innovation".

We are looking for compelling proposals on topics of interest to our membership, including but not limited to innovative trends in textile art, the business of art, professional development for artists, social media marketing, principles of design and composition, getting work into exhibits or galleries, critique/criticism, legal issues, and public speaking. We expect 150-200 conference attendees.

Presentations may take the form of lectures with visuals (usually 60 minutes, including a question and answer session) or panel discussions with a moderator (the entire panel normally takes between 60-90 minutes, including a question and answer session), or breakout sessions (usually given twice in a day to smaller groups of attendees and lasting between 45-60 minutes). In addition to the honorarium, we provide a $500 travel allowance + hotel room for one night.
Please remember that the brief description of your presentation will be used to promote your lecture or panel if it is selected, so make it as interesting as possible to attract attendees. Use third person and present tense.

Please fill out the following form to have your proposal considered. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Grisdela at cpgrisdela@gmail.com.

Proposal Due Date: JULY 15, 2018


Application Form