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Programs » Conference 2022

February 16–19, 2022, in-person (Chicago, IL)
March 3–5, 2022, virtual (Zoom)
April 14, end of access to recorded content

*We are working with our hotel partners to finalize arrangements for Chicago 2022, and they will be posted shortly.

General Information

The year 2021 has marked a period of discovery at CAA. We have used this time to assess members’ needs and wants and then to create a sustainable model for the future of our organization. The Annual Conference is a major part of our transformation, a program that strengthens and engages our overall membership. Members have expressed the value of a smaller, more digestible conference and in-person convening and the flexibility and accessibility that a virtual format provides.  

The 110th Annual Conference is the first of its kind for CAA with in-person, virtual, and recorded content. This format will blend the valuable face-to-face interactions of an in-person conference and provide increased access to virtual content, allowing conference attendance to expand beyond boundaries embracing a global audience. Individuals can hear session content on their own schedule between teaching, family care, and other obligations. 

The 2022 Annual Conference program offers content critical to our time on climate change, pandemic responses and pedagogy, and social justice issues. CAA will celebrate and promote the 50th anniversary of the feminist art movement, offering a selection of sessions and programs on women in the arts. As an organization, we emphasize diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Highlighting these sessions and incorporating this work is of paramount importance to our mission.  

The conference opens on February 16, with 140 in-person live sessions held at the Chicago Hilton from February 17-19, and 60 virtual live sessions to be held in Zoom from March 3-5. Please note that in-person sessions in Chicago will not be remotely accessible. Access to recorded content will be available through April 14. The Book & Trade Fair will have both in-person and virtual components.  

We invite you to join us for CAA 2022 and register now! 


Each year, we offer sessions at the conference created from submissions by individual members, committees, and affiliated societies. The Annual Conference Committee and Council of Readers review hundreds of submissions each year. In their selection process, they work to create as broad a program as possible. CAA and its talented membership drive scholarship at CAA and therefore the field forward.We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the important work by all these individuals in the creation and production of our Annual Conference.  

Note on COVID-19 Protocols:

Regarding health safety concerns CAA and all of our Annual Conference partners are committed to following all the most current safety protocols as they apply to COVID-19 up to and during the time of the event. We are tracking the CDC, Illinois and Hilton Chicago rules and guidelines for safe convening. We will continue to keep participants up to date with decisions that affect the conference format. 

Note on Content Threads

For CAA2022 submitters identified whether their content fell into three content threads. Selecting a thread was not required and did not impact the selection process or the formulation of the conference program.   


This page was updated on October 6, 2021. Please check back for updates!