Everyday Creativity
ACM Creativity & Cognition 2009
ACM 2009

Yusuf Pisan, Australia

Our goal is to offer a few good tutorials that provide conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and/or skills in any of a broad range of areas in the field of creativity and cognition (see conference themes and topics). Tutorial topics can range from practical guidelines and standards to research methods and theory to instruction in good practice and skills development required for work in various domains of interest.

Each tutorial should be designed to be presented in a half day (3 hours of instruction with half hour break for coffee) or a full day format (6 hours of instruction with breaks for coffee and lunch). Also we will consider seriously coordinated proposals for tutorials which can be taken either independently or as a sequence, depending upon attendee needs. For example, a half-day on theory and practice in some domain of creative work (e.g, what is digital art and what distinguishes it from other art forms; what is creative work in film and video), coordinated with a half day on doing (e.g., teaching of techniques and practices for doing digital art or using technique in film and video). Proposers of coordinated tutorials should clearly indicate this in their submission materials.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their value in offering opportunities to some segment of conference attendees to learn more about the work done by others interested in the various themes and topics of the conference. Some factors that will play a role in evaluation are relevance, suitability, timeliness, importance, audience appeal, attendance limits, presentation methods, and past experiences and qualifications of instructors. Proposals will also be considered for their fit within the themes and topics of the conference, considering such factors as overall distribution of topics, approaches, audience experience levels, and specialties of the intended audiences.

In recognition of the level of work required to prepare instruction of a sufficient quality to benefit one's professional peers, each accepted tutorial will carry with it a complimentary registration and an honorarium. In addition, the size of the honorarium will be adjusted depending upon the number of people who register. A half-day tutorial will, regardless of the number of instructors, provide a single complimentary registration and an honorarium of $400. A full-day tutorial will, regardless of the number of instructors, provide a single complimentary registration and an honorarium of $800. In cases where there is more than one instructor, the team will be asked to decide which individual will use single complimentary registration and how the honorarium will be divided amongst the instructors. If the registration in the tutorial is more than 5 people, each additional registration will increase the size of the half-day honorarium by $40 and the size of the full day honorarium by $80.

If, by the close of registration for the conference, the number of registrants in a tutorial is fewer than 5 the instructor(s) will be offered the option of either cancellation or offering the tutorial with a reduced honorarium.

Tutorial proposal submissions must include three documents: a proposal, an overview or summary description suitable for including in the conference advance program and/or marketing materials, and a presentation requirements list. Submissions are to be sent to in electronic form by the conference submission deadline. Document names should contain the lead proposer's last name as the first word and be named nameN_proposal, nameN_advanceprogram, and nameN_requirements (where N is 1 for the first proposal, 2 for the second, etc.). Documents should be sent as either PDF or RTF files. If electronic submission creates a severe difficulty for the proposer alternative arrangements may be negotiated by contacting well in advance of the submission deadline.

The proposal, no longer than 10 pages (only the first 10 pages will be reviews), should describe the learning objectives for the tutorial, the material covered, an explanation of how the content of the tutorial may be attractive for a segment of the Creativity and Cognition audience. The proposal should also explain how the tutorial will be conducted (e.g., lecture, demonstration, etc.) and provide representative samples or some idea of the materials that will be included in the course notes (which will not be printed in color).

Please note that after a proposal has been accepted, the final offering of the tutorial is contingent upon timely receipt of high-quality course notes. The notes, which will not be printed in color, should serve as reference materials for attendees and support the presentation of material during the course in such a way that the attendee can concentrate more on the tutorial coverage of material than on taking handwritten notes. The notes may be organized in the form of a series of PowerPoint slides with notes and white space for note taking, etc or may provide a serial listing of major points elaborated by topical short essays. Further, more detailed instructions will be provided to the proposer(s) whose tutorials are accepted for use at the conference. In addition, other ideas for organization of the notes may be negotiable with the tutorials chair.

The tutorial overview description for the Creativity and Cognition Advance Program and/or marketing materials should be no more than 1500-2000 characters (Title not included). Accepted presenters will have the opportunity revise this description.

The requirements list includes materials and conditions needed to run the tutorial. It should include any supplies required for each participant, restrictions or conditions on offering the tutorial such as an attendance limit, technology support needed to run the tutorial and other information that the review committee should know in considering the proposal.

Please review the following checklist to help ensure completeness of your tutorial proposal submission.
*  Prepare the tutorial proposal document for review in the appropriate format as described above.
*  Prepare the Advance Program description document as described above.
*  Prepare the requirements list document, as described above.
*  Be sure the document names contain the lead proposer's last name as the first word in the document name, as described above.

Submissions are now closed.

Materials must be submitted to Yusuf Pisan

Proposals should be a maximum of 10 pages in ACM SIGCHI two-column conference format.

Useful guidelines can be found at:
Please note that illustrations can be in color for the ACM Digital Library.

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