Call for Proposals 2020

The Sketching in Practice Symposium (SKiP) brings together people that think, ideate and communicate through drawing. This year we are highlighting the voices of BIPOC practitioners. We are particularly interested in learning about Indigenous ways of thinking and knowing. SKiP encourages proposals from fields such as education, dance, design, visual art, anthropology, science, architecture, geography, virtual reality, literature, graphic recording, film making, among others to propose sessions that explore sketching as a transformative practice.

Example topics may include but are not limited to:

  • What is the role of sketching in the preservation and evolution of Indigenous artwork, practices and research?
  • How is sketching being redefined by new technologies?
  • How sketching has challenged knowledge generation?
  • How can sketching communicate information in unique ways?

Presentation types

All sessions are 50 min in length. Proposals in the following formats are encouraged:

  • Interactive workshop
  • Research or Practice presentation
  • Roundtable discussion

Other formats will be considered with a clear description. Preferences will be given to hands on sessions where participants can practice sketching, experience new ways of working and thinking or that demonstrate unique ways of engagement.

  • Interactive – Action-oriented, experiential, provide an opportunity for the audience to participate learn, practice or engage with material.
  • Research or Practice – Share your research on sketching, ways of working, illustration of theories. May include emerging projects, show-and-tells, and visual literacies.
  • Roundtable – Engage participants in small groups that allow for sharing of ideas, techniques or materials. Facilitate dialogue around one or more of the proposal questions.

Review criteria

The SKiP  program committee will review all submissions. Assessment criteria are available below to guide the development of your proposal. We may approach applicants to request changes to suit our needs.

  • Clarity and coherence of submission
  • Relevance to the session topics
  • Indication how session will engage participants

    Proposal form

    Principal Presenter

    Name (required)


    Email (required)

    Co-Presenter (if applicable)




    Session information

    Title (required)


    Interactive WorkshopPractice PresentationRoundtable DiscussionOther (specified below)

    Supporting links
    Please include links to websites, portfolio, social media, or attach a .pdf document to provide a broader understanding of your practice.

    Supporting files
    Please attach any supporting documents you may wish to share.