Call for Conference Presentations

CNAL/RCAA will hold a National Conference on October 18 – 20, 2017 in the stunning, cultural gathering space of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn about key issues in arts and learning, be inspired by celebrated speakers and community leaders, and contribute to the future development of the Network. Proposals are invited for presentations on research, best practices and program profiles on one of the following themes.

Building bridges in a pluralistic society through Best Practices in Arts and Learning
Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Research
Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Partnerships
Building bridges in Arts and Learning through Best Practices
Building bridges through advocacy for arts and learning.

All presenters must register for the conference.  Registration is available at the CNAL/RCAA website.   Parallel sessions and poster presentations will be scheduled for October 20, 2017.


A limited number of Parallel and Poster Presentation opportunities are available.

Deadline to Submit: July 31, 2017

Notification to Successful Applicants: August 31, 2017

Notification of Presentation Time: September 30, 2017

Conference Registration Deadline for all Presenters: September 15, 2017


Parallel Sessions

Each parallel session will be one hour in duration and will include three separate presentations.  Each presentation will be no more than 15 minutes long, allowing for a joint question period following all three presentations.

Poster Presentations

A dedicated time will be scheduled for poster presentations.

Posters must comply with a standard poster format no larger 36” x 48”
Posters must be foam core mounted for hanging on a flat surface.


Please fill out the online application form here.