Regional Conference


USSEA/InSEA Endorsed Virtual Conference Summer 2021


(Re)Call for Proposals


The USSEA board and conference organizers cordially invite you to submit up to two proposals for the USSEA/InSEA Endorsed Virtual Conference July 15-17, 2021.


Submission Deadline: April 16, 2021


Acceptance Notification: April 30, 2021


Location: Online via Zoom


Conference Theme: Reimagining Inclusive and Cultural Diversity in Art and Visual Culture Education



Guiding questions for proposals include but are not limited to the following:


  • What are art educators’ responsibilities to the diverse cultural backgrounds that exist in the classroom?

  • How might diverse histories – or lack thereof – encompassed within the Art and Visual Culture Education field impact present(s) and future(s) of teaching curricula?

  • What are impacts of new media growth on diverse populations, societies, and cultures?

  • How are global cultures reflected in art classrooms?

  • What are some best practices for reflection of global cultural contextuality?

  • What does pluralism mean in rural art classrooms?


Presentation Formats


A. Interactive Lecture (60 minutes): Presenters will use the lecture model to deliver an academic paper; best practice topic; or model of creative scholarship (40 minutes). The lecture will conclude with a 20-minute block for interactive discussions, questions, and answers.

B. Take Action Workshop (90 minutes): Each workshop will focus on a key issue related to the conference theme. Actions may include discussions, interactive activities, idea development, and/or creative tasks. Ideas and products resulting from the workshop can be applied to generate outcomes for classroom/community teaching and learning practices, publications, artmaking, exhibitions, and/or performances.


C. Pecha Kucha Visual Presentation (6.5 minutes per presentation): Presenters will create a Pecha Kucha style visual presentation (20 slides, each with 20 seconds for commentary). Presenters may modify the delivery style, but must keep the visual format and remain within the 6.5-minute time allotment. During a 60-minute session, three to four presentations will be clustered together by the conference planning committee and include time for shared discussions.


Submission Guidelines


  •  Title (15-word maximum)

  •  Catalog Description (45-word maximum)

  •  Presentation Description (300-word maximum)

  •  The proposal makes clear and logical connections to the conference theme

  •  Objective and goals identified within an organized narrative

  •  Relevant and timely content and context provided


If your proposal has already been accepted to this conference, please simply email Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt, PhD, Program Coordinator to confirm your presentation.



For proposal questions contact:


Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt, PhD, Program Coordinator



For conference questions contact:


Mara Pierce, PhD, Conference Co-Chair



Ryan Shin, PhD, Conference Co-Chair



Angela La Porte, PhD, USSEA President