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2023 Call for Tutorials

Important Dates

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

  • Submission deadline: February 10th, 2023 11:59 p.m.
  • Notifications: February 24th, 2023 11:59 p.m.
  • Publicity materials for accepted workshops: March 15th, 2023 11:59 p.m.
  • Camera-Ready Submission deadline: April 28th, 2023 11:59 p.m.
  • Tutorials Day: June 19th, 2023


Tutorials Chairs

  • Joel Chan, University of Maryland
  • Stephen MacNeil, Temple University



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 to explore new creative processes and artifacts in all human endeavors ranging from the arts to science, from design to education. 


What is a C&C Tutorial?

The goal of both tutorials and workshops is to foster discussions and innovative experiences via collaborations and lessons from different areas. Tutorials allow C&C attendees, including practitioners who might not usually attend an academic conference, to extend their knowledge beyond their current area(s) of expertise. The aim is that they help people to 1) explore new methods, techniques, and practices, 2) develop new skills in order to innovate, and 3) become inspired to pursue new ideas. Participants will include creative professionals who can utilize some of the rich knowledge that the C&C communities have, applied in their businesses and organizations—industry managers, practitioners, students and researchers. Tutorials can be designed for novices, experts, or audiences with general interest – the expected audience should be clear in the proposal.

For example, Tutorials could cover topic such as:

  • Digital for creative problem solving in business
  • New creative design skills
  • Creative leadership in an uncertain world
  • How to use AI for creative advantage
  • Creative intelligence in business
  • More creative digital transformation
  • Creative thinking in a world of pandemics

Tutorials are different to Workshops – Workshops are meetings of experts exploring new knowledge, while Tutorials are run by expert instructors, typically with established reputations, teaching people new to a topic or wanting to align or intersect their practice with the latest academic research. 

Other notes:

  • Evaluation: Content is rigorously juried by the committee for suitability as a workshop or tutorial, and interest to the community.
  • Date: Tutorials will run for a full day on TBD,, which is the day before the main conference track. One-day registrations will be available for participants who wish to attend only tutorials. 
  • Engagement: For both workshops and tutorials, we encourage 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.   


Format and Submission Details

In keeping with new SIGCHI guidelines, there is no formal page limit; however, we encourage authors to adhere to the typical level of conciseness of workshop submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words, excluding captions and references, in single-column format in the new ACM SIGCHI template). 

The submission should include:

  • Title, name(s) of organizer(s) and affiliations
  • Topic and distinctive characteristics of the tutorial
  • Relevance and significance of this topic to the community
  • Tutorial tentative schedule (how it will be run?)
  • Anticipated audience, proposed channels for promoting and marketing it
  • Length: full day or half day
  • Number of intended participants (max, min)
  • 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.


Seeking Help

It is important that your submission is formatted correctly. Incorrectly formatted submissions might be rejected. Online guidance is available from the ACM at: Examples of formatted submissions to last year’s C&C conference can be found here. If you have questions, or are seeking guidance about formatting your submission, you can either fill out the form on the publication support portal at or write an email to


Where to Submit

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

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 2023
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2023 Tutorials