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2012 Annual Conference Registration Opens

posted by CAA — Oct 05, 2011

Registration is now open for the 100th Annual Conference, taking place February 22–25, 2012, in Los Angeles. Register before the early deadline, December 16, 2011, to ensure the lowest rate and your place in the Directory of Attendees.

Registration includes access to all conference sessions and to the Book and Trade Fair. Each registrant will receive a copy of the Conference Program and the Directory of Attendees, along with online access to Abstracts 2012 and free admission to selected museums and galleries in southern California during the conference.

Those interested in Career Services should sign up now to secure a place in several high-demand activities. Register for a variety of Professional Development Workshops covering topics ranging from grant writing to tenure issues to marketing your art. Sign up for Mentoring Sessions that include the Artists’ Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Employers can rent a booth or table in the Interview Hall or post an ad in the Online Career Center.

You may also purchase tickets for a variety of Special Events taking place in southern California, including:

  • Centennial Reception at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • An Evening at UCLA, which includes an open house at the Hammer Museum, followed by a reception at the Fowler Museum
  • Santa Monica and Venice Art Tour
  • Tour to the Getty Villa
  • Tour to the Getty Center

Space is limited, so please register early.

In honor of the host city, a new Art in LA section on the conference website will provide a window on the Los Angeles art scene from now through the conference. Take a look at works recently included in Pulse Los Angeles, an art fair that took place this past weekend.

Making travel plans and hotel reservations? Check out the special discounts available to conference attendees. Students can take advantage of further reductions on accommodations at select conference hotels.

CAA will regularly update the conference website over the next few months, with additional details on the program, awards, tours, and more. A list of session names and chairs will be posted shortly.

The CAA Annual Conference is the world’s largest international forum for professionals in the visual arts, offering more than two hundred stimulating sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, and meetings. CAA anticipates more than five thousand artists, art historians, students, curators, critics, educators, art administrators, and museum professionals to attend the meeting, which brings CAA’s Centennial year to a close.

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