Get Ready for CAA!!!

Are you heading to CAA next week? There’s a lot to take in and it can be overwhelming to get started. The best place to start is the CAA Conference site, where you’ll find info regarding panels, workshops, roundtables, professional development opportunities, and more, but check out the links below for additional points of interest.


blog_badge.jpgCAA+CCC Conference Blog

This Official Blog of the CAA 2010 Conference will be authored by students representing a cross-section of disciplines from Columbia College as they become embedded at the conference and report on the many lectures, panels, events and activities as they unfold throughout the conference. Interarts Students Victoria Bradford, Nick Sagan, Morehshin Allahyari and Susan Kwon are part of the 15 member student blog team.


Be sure to take a look at the always-intriguing ARTspace… “a conference within the conference that is tailored to the interests and needs of artists but is open to all attendees. Organized by CAA’s Services to Artists Committee, it includes a large-audience session space and a media lounge.” ARTspace hosts the Annual Artists’ Interviews (Friday afternoon), the Student and Emerging Professionals Lounge, the Meta-Mentor Sessions, as well as the Friday evening ArtExchange in which Interarts Students Hale Eckinki and Susan Kwon will be showing their work. Additional information for students and emerging professionals is available in the Career Development section of the Conference Site.

Columbia at CAA

Numerous CAA events, including “An Evening at Columbia College” will be taking place right here on campus, so check this link to discover the myriad exhibitions, performances, film screenings, gallery talks and more. Over a dozen exhibitions are on view across campus, and trolleys will transport guests to and from the hotel, and to the various events on Columbia’s campus on Thursday. Events at Columbia last throughout the conference.

Columbia Faculty at CAA

Quite a few Columbia College Faculty are involved in CAA this year – several of whom are faculty in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department. Columbia has setup a helpful webpage listing all the Columbia Faculty panels including several Meta-Mentor sessions co-chaired by Melissa Potter, the Women’s Caucus for Art: Investigating the Need for Women’s Art Galleries, Exhibitions, and Organizations panel – which Melissa is a panelist on; as well as the Studio Art Open Session, The Artist’s Book as a Site for Interdisciplinary Work – Chaired by Clif Meador.

The New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus, an CAA-affiliate organization that’s headed up by Paul Catanese, will host its business meeting as well as several other events for the Caucus onsite at the Hyatt. Their website lists information for these and the many other NMC events that will take place on CCC campus — including a Live Cinema Summit at the Conaway Center, and a full-day symposium in the 916 S. Wabash Building with 3 Panels & 2 Roundtables.

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Be on the look-out and brown-bag it for these 1.5 hour sessions (breakfast, lunch, AND dinner-times!) hosted by CAA-affiliate societies which offer FREE Admission. Check these related articles for a full listing of FREE panels on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!