Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Call for Proposals by SAQA Special Events Committee for the 2015 Conference in Portland, OR.

The Special Events Committee is accepting proposals for the following at the Fiberlandia Conference in Portland, Oregon:

Four Breakout Sessions (1.5 hours).  The presenter will present the session twice on Friday, May 1, 2015, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.
We would like to see proposals on a variety of topics, including the business of art, social media marketing, principles of design and composition, understanding the jury process, and other topics you think might be of interest to the SAQA membership. 
Your proposal should contain:
·         Title of the session
·         Short outline of your subject
·         Audio visual needs (if any)
·         Short Biography
Compensation is as follows:
·         $600 honorarium ($300 X2 session presentations)
·         Up to $500 travel allowance
·         Half a hotel room cost for 2 nights
·         25% discount on conference registration
Breakout Session proposals should be sent to Cindy Grisdela at cpgrisdela@gmail.com.

Two Post-Conference Workshops (4 hours). The workshops will be offered on Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1-5pm.
Workshops could be hands-on technique classes, critiques, photography, marketing, voice and other topics of interest to the SAQA membership. 
Your proposal should contain:
·         Title of the session
·         Short outline of your subject
·         Room requirements
·         Audio visual needs (if any)
·         Short Biography
·         Compensation requirements
Post-Conference Workshop proposals should be sent to Susanne Jones atb_lee_ver@verizon.net

General Information
We are on a very condensed timeline and the deadline to receive proposals is July 18, 2014. We plan to have the decisions made by mid-August. 
The location of the conference is DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
The dates of the conference are April 30-May 3, 2015. 

Feel free to forward this message to people you think would make great presenters.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susanne, Cindy or me.  We look forward to seeing your submissions!
Regards,
SAQA Special Events Committee

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