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2024 Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:  February 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Notifications: February 19, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Publicity Materials for Accepted Workshops: March 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Camera-Ready Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Workshops Day: June 23, 2024

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time. 

Workshops 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. 

The goal of workshops is to advance creativity and cognition research and break new ground by fostering discussions, collaborations, and innovative experiences.

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. With this year’s theme, we especially welcome workshop proposals that delve into the ways creative endeavors find resonance in our surroundings, reflecting the intricate relationship between the environment and creative expression. We seek to discover sustainable ways that creativity and nature can harmoniously coexist, while also acknowledging the profound influence of communities and cultures in shaping space.  We invite proposals from academics, artists, and professional practitioners. 

We encourage proposal submissions to review the ACM’s references for organizing accessible conferences (e.g., SIGACCESS’s Accessible Conference Guide). The Creativity & Cognition 2024 Accessibility Chair ( will work closely with this year’s Workshop Co-Chairs in welcoming questions, feedback, or guidance related to making workshops accessible. 

Organizers should plan on promoting their event amongst their own peer networks and on mailing lists, including practitioner and professional 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 canceled 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 Sunday, June 23, 2024, which is the day before the main conference track.
  • Engagement: 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.   

Registration Discount  

Workshops provide significant value to our community—they are an opportunity for the C&C community to engage together. To encourage participation, the lead organizer for each accepted workshop will receive a 50% discount on conference registration if 10 or more people sign up for the workshop.

Submission Details

The submission must 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
  • Deliverables or outcomes anticipated
  • Workshop tentative schedule (how it will be run?)
  • Anticipated audience, proposed channels for promoting and marketing it
  • 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; however, authors should adhere to the typical level of conciseness of workshop 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 website. Examples of formatted submissions to C&C 2022 can be found here. For LaTeX authors, submissions should be made using the single-column format using \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}.


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 Workshops


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.