Deadline: March 8, 2017
The ACSA invites proposals from member schools to host the 2018 ACSA Fall Conference. This ACSA Fall Conference will be thematic in focus and feature scholarly presentations, based on peer-reviewed abstracts, and a digital proceedings that will be available in ACSA’s permanent online archive.
The Fall Conference is an opportunity for the host school to bring educators from across North America and beyond to their campus. The thematic focus can highlight a school’s strengths and demonstrate educational excellence to upper administration. Other goals for the new format include strengthening social opportunities for participants with common scholarly interests and bringing concentrated visibility to the work being done in the topic area.
Attendance at the Fall Conference is anticipated to be 100-200 people, with host schools using campus facilities or other appropriate venues (including a local hotel or conference center) for conference sessions. Joint proposals from neighboring schools and partnerships with other groups (such as those formed around the thematic area) are welcome.
Final proposals will be reviewed and selected through the ACSA Board of Directors, Research & Scholarship Committee.
Proposals should be 3 pages or less, excluding supporting documents, and should include:
1) A title and paragraph-length description of the conference that clearly identifies the theme.
2) Proposed dates for the conference.
3) The name of the conference chair or co-chairs, as well as any other relevant organizers.
4) A description of other potential conference features: partnerships, sponsors, keynote speakers, tours, etc. that would enhance the conference.
5) Clear expression of interest by school.
6) A description of other resources available for the conference.
2016 ACSA Fall Conference | Building for Health & Well-Being
Location: Honolulu, HI
Host School: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Co-chairs: Sara Jensen Carr, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake & Howard Frumkin, University of Washington
2015 ACSA Fall Conference | Between the Autonomous & Contingent Object
Location: Syracuse, NY
Host Schools: Syracuse University
Co-chairs: Roger Hubeli & Julie Larsen, Syracuse University
2014 Fall Conference | WORKING OUT: thinking while building
Location: Halifax, NS
Host School: Dalhousie University
Co-chairs: Ted Cavanagh, Dalhousie University; Ursula Hartig, Technical University of Berlin & Sergio Palleroni, Portland State University
2013 ACSA Fall Conference: SUBTROPICAL CITIES
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Host School: Florida Atlantic University
Co-chairs: Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University; Francis Lyn, Florida Atlantic University; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology
2012 ACSA Fall Conference: OFFSITE / Modular Building Institute
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Host Schools: Temple University
Co-chairs: Ryan E. Smith, University of Utah; John Quale, University of Virginia; & Rashida Ng, Temple University
2011 ACSA Fall Conference: Local Identities / Global Challenges
Location: Houston, TX
Host Schools: Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University
Co-chairs: Ikhlas Sabouni, Prairie View A&M University & Jorge Vanegas, Texas A&M University
Schools interested in hosting are encouraged to contact the ACSA to discuss potential arrangements prior to making a proposal.
SUBMISSION AND INFORMATION
Please submit your proposal, by March 8, 2017, and questions to:
Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs