March 14-16, 2024 | Vancouver, BC

112th Annual Meeting

DISRUPTERS ON THE EDGE

June 14, 2023

Abstract Deadline

August 2023

Author Notification

October 11, 2023

Full Submission Deadline

December 2023

Presenter Notification

March 14-16, 2024

ACSA112 Annual

Call for Special Sessions

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2023

The ACSA112 Annual Meeting Committee invites faculty, researchers, and practitioners to propose special sessions to enhance the conference program. As this year’s conference theme is DISRUPTERS ON THE EDGE, the committee has added a fourth category for proposals to expand the ways in which the Annual Meeting can inspire, connect, and challenge. The committee welcomes submissions in all architecture education, research, and practice areas across all four submission categories.

Submissions to all categories will be reviewed by the ACSA112 Steering Committee. Selection is based on clarity, relevance, and contribution (or disruption) to the discipline of architecture. All presenters are required to pay full conference registration for the Annual Meeting, although exceptions may be made for those individuals outside of education who are contributing to a session from outside the discipline or profession (e.g., a policymaker, funder, or journalist).

ACTION SESSIONS (new)

New for ACSA112, this category invites proposals for alternative formats for exchange beyond the panel session, tour, or workshop. We particularly invite proposals that challenge the status quo across architectural education and practice and that use the opportunity for in-person experiences to spark action, forge collaboration across schools, and enable people in the discipline to engage audiences beyond the academy.

Submission Requirements: 

  • Title
  • Abstract (100 words maximum). This will be used for session promotion and the conference program.
  • Description (300 words maximum). Outline the topics covered and intended audience, the session format or means of engaging the audience, the session length, and anything else the committee might need to understand the proposal.
  • Presenter biographies (300 words maximum for all presenters)
FOCUS SESSIONS

Focus Sessions are 90-minute sessions that provide a forum for issues or a critical discussion of a focused topic. They typically involve a panel of two or more individuals. One session organizer is responsible for submitting the proposal, organizing the group, moderating the session, and leading the discussion.

Submission Requirements: 

  • Title
  • Abstract (100 words maximum). This will be used for session promotion and the conference program.
  • Description (300 words maximum). Outline the session format or means of engaging the audience, the topics covered, and intended audience.
  • Four (4) Learning Objectives for continuing education
  • Presenter biographies (300 words maximum for all presenters)
WORKSHOPS

Workshops are interactive sessions that provide participants targeted skills, knowledge, or interactions that they can use beyond the conference. Workshops should be designed to collaboratively explore a particular issue or deliver an educational tutorial on a particular theme. An individual or a team may propose a workshop, provided one individual is the team’s lead or organizer. Workshops may be full-day (8-hours), half-day (4-hours), or 90-minute concurrent sessions. They may use a variety of formats (e.g., presentations, working sessions, tours) to engage a defined audience of attendees. Architecture faculty comprise the primary audience for the Annual Meeting. However, we welcome proposals for workshops that might attract part-time faculty, practitioners, and students.

Submission Requirements: 

  • Title
  • Abstract (100 words maximum). This will be used for workshop promotion and the conference program.
  • Description (300 words maximum). Outline the workshop format or means of engaging the audience, the topics covered, the intended audience, and the outcomes that audience members will take away.
  • Four (4) Learning Objectives for continuing education
  • Presenters’ Biographies 300-words
  • Submitters must indicate if the proposal is a full-day (8-hours), half-day (4-hours), or session (90-minutes)
Tours

Tours allow attendees to explore and learn about the city, region, or heritage. They can be sites of architectural and/or historical importance or focus on a theme. Past tours have focused on local and/or unique architecture, affordable housing, community and design-build projects. Tours may be proposed as: lunch tours (2-hours & includes a quick meal option), half-day (4-hours), or full-day (8-hours & includes a meal option).

Submission Requirements:

  • Title
  • Abstract (100 words maximum). This will be used for tour promotion and the conference program.
  • Description (300 words maximum). Outline the tour format, objectives: areas covered, and attendee engagement. Also include all sites to be visited and transportation (if required)
  • Four (4) Learning Objectives for continuing education
  • Guides’ Biographies 300-words
  • Submitters must indicate if the proposal is a lunch (2-hours), half-day (4-hours), or full-day (8-hours)

Michelle Sturges
Conferences Manager
202-785-2324
msturges@acsa-arch.org

Eric W. Ellis
Sr. Senior Director of Operations and Programs
202-785-2324
eellis@acsa-arch.org