Call for Proposals: SAS Conference 2016

28th Annual International Society for Animation Studies Conference

June 26-30, 2016 Hosted by the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Deadline for submissions: December 21, 2015
Submit to:

Suggested Topics

We invite proposals on a wide range of animation topics for papers (20 minutes presentations) and micro-talks (5 minutes). Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Submission Protocol

Interested individuals should send the application by email to:

Please include the following 3 separate files:

File 1 (Word or PDF):

File 2 (Word or PDF):

File 3 (JPG, PNG or TIFF):

20 Minute Paper

This form of presentation will allow for 20 minutes of presentation. The papers are usually grouped together in a session of 3-4 papers with approximately 10-15 minutes reserved for Q & A at the end of every session. We strongly encourage PowerPoint or Keynote-presentations that engage the audience through an appealing combination of text and images, but this format is not mandatory.

Micro Talks

Each micro talks is 5 minutes in length. The micro-talk sessions will be 30 minutes in length. It is a timed presentation (e.g. PowerPoint of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) that can include images, clips, and text. There will be no Q & A period for the micro-talks.

Financial aid for travel will be available on a limited basis; details will be forthcoming.

Specific Submission Requirements for Panel Presentations

Panels are 90 minutes and include three 20 minute paper presentations and time for discussion. Panel presentations provide panellists the opportunity to share perspectives, exchange experiences, and engage in discussion with each other and audience members.

Pre-constituted Panel proposals are accepted and encouraged. They should be limited to 3-4 speakers (all of whom must be members of the SAS by the date of the conference). The chair of the proposed panel is expected to submit abstracts and contact information for all the panellists and co-ordinate communication between the panellists and the conference organizers. Please Email the Conference Chair directly at and include the following information:

Acceptance Process

Proposals will be blind reviewed by a panel of SAS members, and acceptance will be announced by the end of January, 2016. Please be aware that spaces for presentations are limited. Late proposals will not be considered until all other proposals have been read. Late proposals and non-members of SAS at the time of submission will be given lower consideration.

You will need to be a fully paid member of the SAS to present at the conference, but you can submit a proposal for consideration even if you are not currently a member.

Membership/renewal in the Society for Animation Studies for 2016 is mandatory for all conference presenters. For more information on the Society, go to its webpage at or contact the SAS treasurer, Robert Musburger, at