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In preparation for its 2024 Conference, CMA invites speakers to propose sessions on topics such as new trends in audience engagement, digital technology and streaming services, equitable practices among artists and organizations, continued pandemic recovery efforts, or other topics relevant to the field.

Proposals should have clear objectives with tangible takeaways relevant to the ensemble music community. Proposals should not promote or sell products and/or services.

In conjunction with CMA’s equity initiatives, consideration will be given only to session proposals whose panels are representative of the variety of races, genders, and abilities that comprise the professionals active in today’s chamber music field.
NOTE: As of March 2023, CMA's 2024 conference is scheduled to take place in person in New York City, January 18-21, 2024. If selected, you will be asked to present in person in New York City. 

Lecture (with a single speaker) or Panel Discussion (with one moderator and up to three panelists)

The proposal must include:

  • session title and format;
  • short description of session deliverables;
  • proposed participant names as well as a 50-word biography and headshot for each participant;
  • special considerations or needs.

If a proposal is selected for presentation, the primary speaker or moderator will be responsible for organizing the session and must participate in one pre-conference orientation call with CMA staff.
NOTE: If your proposal is accepted, all speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference. However, CMA does not reimburse for speaker travel and accommodations. 

CMA will assign session times and include the session description and panelist bios in the conference program materials.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Thursday, June 8, 2023, 11:59 PM ET


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