Call for Presentations, Posters or Art

Prelude to Tucson — February 18-19, 2021

Decolonizing the Conference Format: Call for Presentations, Posters or Art

Deadline: January 20, 2021

AAPLAC’s free virtual Prelude to Tucson will feature two guest roundtables, video and image galleries, and two days of interaction on February 18 and 19, 2021. The Association welcomes submissions in a variety of types:

  1. 5-7 minute videos offering presentations, posters or art. We invite any inventive use of the form to convey your message. Videos should be formatted in one of the following ways: .mp4., .mov, or .webm.
  2. Digital images of artistic pieces (up to five pieces). Images should be 72 dpi jpeg.

Video and Image Galleries and Social Circle: AAPLAC’s mission is to facilitate and strengthen study abroad, intercultural exchange and global learning among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations, and therefore, we hope to make participation in our Prelude to Tucson virtual conference as inclusive and easy as possible. We are soliciting submissions from around the Americas on a range of topics. These topics fall into a few broad categories:

  1. Art, in Any Medium, Addressing the Topic(s) Below
  2. Racial Repression, Resistance, and Education for Social Justice
  3. Indigenous and Native Nation Initiatives
  4. COVID- 19 Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Experiential/Service-Learning and Student Exchange
  6. Borders and their Function in a National Security Economy
  7. Broad-Based Assessment: Outcome Assessment

Videos and images can be conceptualized in innovative or traditional ways, as either a fully thought out academic or artistic submission (poster or presentation), as an inventive means to rethink academic and artistic communication entirely, using the medium to decolonize the conference format, or an opportunity to network or workshop an idea for the larger in-person annual conference in Tucson in October.  We extend a special invitation for submission of artistic pieces in any form on the themes above. Because conversational networking and serendipitous connections are a traditional strength of any AAPLAC conference, accepted videos will be made available to all conference attendees in galleries that allow for asynchronous response via video or text as well as a synchronous Zoom social circle on one day of the Prelude to Tucson virtual conference. That event will feature select submissions and allow conference participants to meet and interact.    

Videos and artistic pieces can be submitted in English or Spanish. On submission, AAPLAC will ask for brief bios, video titles and credits, and permission to use the videos and images online through the conference and social media. All submissions will be informed of acceptance status by the end of January 2021.  

AAPLAC believes in inclusivity and hopes that a wide range of individuals (or groups) will join us via this call for video and image submissions. This opportunity is perfect for all categories of participants: researchers, NGOs, faculty, artists, or students. Because submissions will be anonymously reviewed, it also provides a solid resume or CV building opportunity.

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Submit Your Video or Image

Accepted formats are .mov, .mp4 and .webm for videos and 72 dpi.jpeg for images.

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