What is an Installation?

Installations at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting are a chance for attendees and presenters to shed the traditional styles of presenting their work and their research. Installations are not formal presentations of papers, or moderated discussions between people around a central topic. They break the mold of all other programming types. In the past, Installations have been dance performances, art installations, exercise classes, poetry slams, computer/digital displays, museum exhibits, and virtual reality experiences.

Once outside the traditional session types of the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, your imagination and creativity are your only limitations.

Since installations can take all kinds of forms, and we couldn’t possibly predict the beauty of your imagination’s work, we prefer to collect some basic information from you about your idea as your installation submission, and then engage in a conversation with you about your plans and how we may be able to accommodate them.

The AAA/CASCA will provide a ‘blank canvas’ – an open space for your installation. We cannot provide equipment, furniture, or technology, but we can work with you to source those items should you need to procure them. You are also welcome to bring all you need into the space with you. In order to get this conversation started with our team, please reach out to (or use the button at the bottom of this page).

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Organizer First and Last Name
  2. Organizer Email
  3. A description of what you’re looking to do for your installation.

We are looking forward to getting the conversation started!

Examples of Installations

Some examples of installations from the past include:

  • Dances
  • Art Exhibits/Installation
  • Virtual Reality Displays
  • Video Displays
  • Exercise/Yoga/Movement demonstrations

Important to Note – A Blank Slate

If installations are chosen for the onsite, place-based, program in Toronto, they are scheduled into a completely blank space. The rooms assigned for installations will not have furniture or seating. You will be unable to attach anything to the walls. There will be no Audio/Visual equipment provided. Think of this space as blank gallery space. Installation presenters need to bring everything they need for their setup with them.

Installations can also be proposed for offsite programming.

For both onsite and offsite programming, if you need to rent furniture, AV, equipment, etc, the meetings team can assist you, but the financial responsibility is entirely the submitter/presenters.

Installation Accessibility

AAA/CASCA is committed to supporting accessible spaces to ensure that as many attendees as possible can participate in our programming. As such, we would like to encourage you to incorporate accessibility planning into the preparation of your installation. A brief list of things to consider include but are not limited to audio accessibility, visual accessibility, cognitive accessibility, and physical space accessibility. You can read more about creating an accessible event here. Should your installation proposal be accepted, the AAA Coordinator for Access, Meetings and Conferences would love work with you to identify accessible features and practices to incorporate into your installation.

Installation Proposal

If you believe your work fits the description of an installation, please email us at (you can also use the button below) to share your proposal with the Meetings Team. Installation proposals will be accepted and undergo consideration until Friday, June 02, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Organizer First and Last Name
  2. Organizer Email
  3. A description of what you’re looking to do for your installation.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your installation content!

Questions? Ready to Submit?

If you have any questions about installations programming at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, or if you are ready to submit your proposal, please connect with the AAA/CASCA Meetings Team through our Contact Form!