SECAC 2015 - PITTSBURGH PA

 

The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is proud to host the 71st annual meeting of SECAC, to be held October 21-24 at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. The 2015 theme, CONFLUENCE, aligns the geographic confluence of the the Monongahela and the Allegheny rivers that form the Ohio river, with the conceptual confluence and fluidity of borders related to art, architecture, design, education, and pedagogy today. This is the first time in SECAC history the annual conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Pittsburgh is rich in history and art, being the birthplace of such notable artists as Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. This is the first time in SECAC history the annual conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Links for rooms reservations will be added soon.

We will take advantage of the city’s important architectural history, heritage in steel and glass production, the proximity to diverse museums and cultural institutions, and the possibility for hands-on studio activities, walking tours, and collection visits.  We expect hundreds of attendees from around the nation representing a wide range of arts disciplines, multiple opportunities for inspiring discourse, national exposure for research, and great networking opportunities with friends, peers and higher education leaders.

The Wyndham Grand is a freshly remodeled hotel near the historic point in downtown Pittsburgh. The Fort Pitt Museum is located directly across the street from the hotel.  Within a few blocks of the hotel members can experience an abundance of restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, theaters and splendid architecture. Thursday night will feature keynote speaker, Terence E. Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and recent author of Contemporary Art: World Currents which explores the international nature of the contemporary art scene.The SECAC 2015 Juried Exhibition will be held at the Future Tenant Gallery that is within walking distance of the conference hotel in the Cultural District.  

The SECAC 2015 call for sessions is underway. Stay tuned for more updates on the SECAC website.

 

Media Policy

  • All meeting room will be equipped with one digital projector.
  • Each room will be equipped with one screen.
  • Presenters must supply their own laptops.
  • Mac users must bring a VGA adapter. Newest versions of Macs will need a HDMI cable.
  • No internet access in the meeting rooms. Download what you need to portable media storage.
  • Session chairs must notify the conference director of any special media requests by July 1, 2015. 

 

Registration

Online registration opened on August 1, 2015.

Rates:

Early Bird (August 1 - September 10) 

Regular rate (September 11-25)

Onsite in Sarasota

 

Conference Program

Available July 1.

 

Call for Session Proposals

Forthcoming

 

Call for Papers

Will open on February 15

 

SECAC 2015 Juried Exhibition

Forthcoming

 


Future Conferences

For a list of future SECAC conference locations and dates, please see Future Annual Conferences.


Past Conferences

For a list of past SECAC conference locations, dates, and chairs, please see Annual Conference History.

 
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