Ammerman Center symposia are biennial events highlighted by sessions, performances, exhibitions and new works at the intersection of arts and technology.

Registration is now open for the 2022 Symposium! Click here. All participants are expected to register. Registration includes access to to all Symposium performances, talks, workshops, and refreshments, with an option to join us for a Friday dinner. If you qualify for our pay-what-you-can registration (annual income under $30K), or have other funding needs, please email cat@conncoll.edu; we are committed to removing as many obstacles as we can for participation.

The Ammerman Center 2022 Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology will be held at Connecticut College in New London, CT, November 10-12, 2022. The aim of the Symposium, now in its 36th year, is to create an inclusive forum for multidisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology, and contemporary culture in a variety of formats. In lieu of a standard keynote address and in keeping with our focus on Contact, affect, and collaboration, our featured speakers will be the members of the Centre for Emotional Materiality: Surabhi Saraf, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Caroline Sinders, Marcus Brittain Fleming, and Mariah Hill.

This year’s theme is CONTACT: In the contemporary vocabulary, “contact” is something to be avoided in physical interactions or something perhaps just out of reach in our remote relationships with others. Contact contains the promise of new and continued engagement within communities, among disparate institutions and so-called disciplines.

Commissioned Artists Include:

In addition, artists, scholars, practitioners, and activists will be joining us from all over the world to take part in performances, panel discussions, workshops, and other events throughout the week. Please join us!

The 2022 Symposium follows our series of Summits beginning in 2020 about seeking equity, diversity, and collaboration in the field and how the fields of arts and technology are shifting in the 21st century. In response, two key additions have been made:

  • The Symposium schedule will include more open and collaborative opportunities for conversation and collaboration; it will include more concentrated pecha-kucha-style presentation and demo sessions, alongside other open opportunities, while limiting time allotted for full paper and panel sessions.
  • Registration will be available on a sliding scale (see the registration page). The Symposium will also offer modest artist fees to exhibiting and performing artists, striving to increase these based on available resources.

Please direct any questions or media inquiries to cat@conncoll.edu.

More information on the schedule to come. Use the registration button below to register.

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Symposium 2022 Call (Closed-PDF)