2021 Call for Workshops

Important Dates

  • Submission Due: March 1st, 2021, 11:59 PM (UTC)
  • Notifications: March 15th, 2021
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: March 29th, 2021
  • Workshops Day: June 21, 2021

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

Workshops Chairs

  • Dan Lockton, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Joel Chan, University of Maryland


Call Description

ACM Creativity & Cognition is a multi-disciplinary conference covering a broad range of topics. The conference brings together artists and scientists, designers, educators, and researchers. We seek to understand human creativity in its many manifestations, to design new interactive techniques and tools, to augment and amplify human creativity, and to use computational media technologies in order to explore new creative processes and artifacts in all human endeavors ranging from the arts to science, from design to education. 

The goal of workshops is to foster discussions and innovative experiences via collaborations and lessons from different areas. In particular, in the spirit of the conference theme: Creativity, Craft and Design, we especially welcome proposals that center the experience of creativity in craft and design (and related settings), and bridge the practice of craft and design with theories and tools for creativity. Our venue this year – renowned for its development and retention of craft design skills and rich culture of creativity and design – also affords an especially rich opportunity to engage with both the history of creativity in craft, as well as existing and future practices..

Organizers should plan on promoting their event amongst their own peer networks and on mailing lists, including practitioner groups if relevant. The event will also be published on the conference website. Workshop organizers are responsible for producing any publications of any workshop proceedings, if desired. Workshops may be cancelled or combined if there is insufficient participation.

Other notes:

  • Evaluation: Content is rigorously juried by the committee for suitability as a workshop, and interest to the community.
  • Date: Workshops will run for a full day on Monday June 21, 2021, which is the day before the main conference track. One-day registrations will be available for participants who wish to attend only workshops. 
  • Engagement: We encourage workshop submissions which offer interactive and participatory methods, and who aim to engage the wider community in the field. We encourage submissions which seek to go beyond solely academic audiences, for example through engaging practitioners.   
  • Conference support: the conference may be able to provide financial assistance in the form of free or reduced workshop registration for the lead workshop organizer.


Workshop proposals should be up to 4 pages long (excluding references) following the the ACM SIGCHI submission template format (SIGCHI ACM new, standardized single-column format including templates for both LaTeX and Word). The submission should include:

  • Title, name(s) of organizer(s) and affiliations
  • Topic and distinctive characteristics of the workshop
  • Relevance and significance of this topic to the community
  • Workshop tentative schedule (how it will be run?)
  • Anticipated audience, proposed channels for promoting and marketing it
  • Length: full day or half day
  • Include the bio of the organizers, highlighting their background and achievements related to the proposed topic
  • Venue requirements: especially note any hardware/software requirements (computer lab, tools, workshop, software applications). Please indicate if there are any safety implications (e.g., soldering) that may need health and safety compliance.
  • If you require any technical or specialist equipment, indicate clearly if you will be supplying it yourself or whether other arrangements need to be made.

Where to Submit

Please submit via the Precision Conference (PCS) website below:

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2021
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2021 Workshops