October 25 - 28, 2017
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) looks forward to hosting "Microscopes and Megaphones," the 73rd annual SECAC Conference, Oct. 25 – 28, 2017. CCAD Assistant Professor Aaron Petten (History of Art) will serve as conference director. The Hilton Downtown Columbus will host attendees and all sessions; this official conference hotel is located in the south end of the Short North, Columbus’ arts district. Attendees can easily walk to the many wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries this neighborhood has to offer. Those coming in from out of town are strongly advised to reserve their hotels well in advance of the conference to avoid competing with Ohio State University football fans. The Hilton Hotel block closes on October 3, 2017.
Click here to reserve a room at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.
Click here to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn.
Click here to reserve a room at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square.
Off-site events during the conference will include a night at CCAD and the Columbus Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 26. The evening will feature the Juried and Fellowship Exhibitions, dinner and drinks, and an opportunity to explore the CMA before attending the keynote session featuring speakers Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfield of The Heidelberg Project. Friday, Oct. 27, will include an evening reception at the Pizzuti Collection in downtown Columbus. After the conference, the Franklin Park Conservatory, German Village, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are all memorable destinations where attendees can relax and enjoy autumn in Columbus.
Conference registration will open in August 2017. Please refer to the SECAC 2017 Conference page for more information.
SECAC 2017 is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council