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College Art Association: DI Colloquium Call for Paper/Abstracts Chicago 2020

July 11, 2019

VCFA alumna Heather Snyder Quinn will chair the Design Incubation Colloquium at The College Art Association Conference (Chicago 2020).

The call for entries is now open and due by July 23.

We invite designers—practitioners and educators—to submit abstracts of communication design research, creative and professional projects, or innovative teaching practices. Presentations are limited to 6 minutes, preferably Pecha Kucha style. A moderated discussion of the research will follow.
Design Incubation is an affiliated society of CAA whose mission is to further research in the field of communication design. We seek to uncover unique, groundbreaking, significant creative works, practice of design, case studies, and contemporary practices.

Please submit online for blind peer review at:

More details at CAA:

In addition to the colloquium Heather will be hosting a CAA/DI Educator’s round table (more on that call soon), and a Speculative Futures workshop hosted by her new design futures research lab (more on that soon too…) at DePaul University’s School of Design where she is now an Assistant Professor of Design.