SECAC 2017

Oct. 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. Eleanor Fuchs, Associate Provost at CCAD, 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 block closes on October 3, 2017.

Click here to reserve a room at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.

Off-site events during the conference will include an open house at CCAD on Thursday, Oct. 26. The CCAD Open House will feature the keynote speaker, the Juried and Fellowship Exhibitions, delicious food trucks and refreshments, and an opportunity to explore the Discovery District, where CCAD is located. Friday, Oct. 27, will include an evening reception at a premiere arts organization 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 click Call for Papers for details about the conference sessions and submitting a paper for presentation Please refer to the SECAC 2017 Conference page for more information.