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2024 Call for Tutorials

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:  February 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.
  • Notifications: February 19, 2024 11:59 p.m.
  • Publicity Materials for Accepted Tutorials: March 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.
  • Camera-Ready Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024 11:59 p.m.
  • Tutorials Day: June 23, 2024

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time. 


Tutorials Chairs

  • Sarah Sterman, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 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?

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 the rich knowledge that the C&C communities have applied in their businesses and organizations, including 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). 

We encourage submissions which offer interactive and participatory methods, and which 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.  

How are submissions evaluated? Content is rigorously juried by the committee for suitability as a tutorial, and interest to the community.

When do tutorials occur? Tutorials will run for a full day on June 23, 2024, which is the day before the main conference track. One-day registrations will be available for participants who wish to attend only tutorials.  


What’s the Difference Between a Tutorial and a Workshop? 

Tutorials are run by expert instructors, typically with established reputations, teaching people who are new to a topic or who want to align or intersect their practice with the latest academic research.  In contrast, workshops are meetings of experts exploring new knowledge together.


What Topics can Tutorials Cover? 

Tutorials are open to a variety of topics.  To spark some ideas, here are three themes for this conference.  Submissions may reference one or more themes, or address an entirely new area. 

Theme 1: Welcome to Creativity and Cognition:

While the work presented at C&C spans many methods, domains, and topics, there are some common underlying topics that often show up.  To help new members of the community find their feet, or experienced members brush up on a different area from their usual, these tutorials might cover foundational methods, theories, or tools we might see at the conference.  For example, you might choose to share your expertise in: 

  • Cognitive science methods
  • Metrics and techniques for evaluating creativity
  • Qualitative data analysis tools and theories
  • etc.


Theme 2: The Practitioner’s Practices

C&C is a conference that brings together artists and scientists, designers, educators, and researchers.  Tutorials can offer insight into what creativity and cognition practice looks like beyond the conference, and how the topics we discuss here are applied in the real world.  For example, you might choose to share your expertise in:

  • Digital design tools
  • Leadership in a changing world as creative process
  • Creative applications of emerging technologies
  • etc.


Theme 3: Organic Creative Spaces

This year’s overall conference theme is organic creative spaces, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture. Defined as both a philosophy and a practice in the architecture discipline, organic architecture uses minimalist forms, materials, spaces and design considerations that blend with their natural environments. These may vary from the digital sphere (Gather in 2023) to a physical one (a gallery space in 2024), but both platforms encourage the re-invention, re-interpretation, and re-situating of materials to span our most occupied creative spaces and the way they are realized in community and collective practice.  Tutorials that embrace this theme might teach participants to:

  • Design with particular materials, whether physical or digital
  • Engage in situated or community-engaged design methods
  • etc.


Registration Discount  

Tutorials provide significant value to our community—they are an opportunity for organizers to share their expertise and wisdom with the C&C community. To encourage participation, the lead organizer for each accepted Tutorial will receive a 50% discount on conference registration if 10 or more people sign up for the tutorial.


Submission Details

The submission must 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 (maximum and minimum)
  • Bios 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.
    • By default, the venue will provide tables, chairs, and a projector.  Any other necessary equipment, materials, or venue requirements MUST be listed in the submission.



  • Length: In keeping with new SIGCHI guidelines, there is no formal page limit. Authors should adhere to the typical level of conciseness of tutorial submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words, excluding captions and references). 
  • Format: Submissions must be prepared using the ACM submission template (Latex and Word templates are available) in single-column format. 
  • Seeking Help with Formatting: 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 C&C 2022 can be found here.


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 2024

Track: Creativity & Cognition 2024 Tutorials


Publications Policy

  • By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.
  • Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.