Call for Submissions is now closed.  We are currently in the review process.  
Notification of Acceptance:  May 5th

Call for Submissions flyer

Submission Guidelines
Deadline:  Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Submissions will be accepted in one of four forms (Limit 2 submissions per presenter) and must be submitted on-line through our conference website.

  • Lectures/Demonstrations/Experiential Presentations that can neatly fit into 20-30 minute time slots, and which can succeed in a conference-style format in an efficient and self-contained manner (e.g. technically, presentationally).
  • Poster Session Presentation (see additional guidelines)
  • Workshops with duration 30-60 minutes and include expanded interaction and participation with your audience.
  • Performative Works for consideration during conference/festival. Submissions must demonstrate relevant connection to Deep Listening and outline technical specifications, maximum performance time:  20 minutes.

When choosing a format be advised that there are considerably fewer slots available for workshop-style and performative works presentations than conference-style or poster presentations.

NOTE:  Every submission should include related media file URLs and the following in a single pdf document: names of proposers, their affiliations, one-page description of the work, presentation format, technical requirements and a list of accompanying media.

Lectures/Demos/Experiential Presentations
Time slots between 20-30 minutes in an efficient and self-contained manner (e.g. technically, presentationally). Papers should address scholarly work in areas related to the art/science of Deep Listening, including but not limited to the topics listed in the call. Upon acceptance, a revised abstract must be submitted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.  All rights will remain with the author. Paper authors will give oral presentations during the paper sessions.  Proposals for panel discussions are encouraged and some papers may be grouped into sessions thematically. Such proposals should include topic, description and names of panelists.

Demonstrations are welcome in all forms of media.  These could include presentation of approaches to creative use of technology, newly emerging technologies and collaborative project development. Demonstrations can be part of specific projects and could be formatted to solicit feedback from the audience.

For this format, we assume that the computers, peripherals, and related hardware will be provided by the presenters.

Poster Session Presentation
A gallery of poster presentations will be on view during the conference with a scheduled poster session to informally present to conference attendees.  Poster Proposals should include dimensions (maximum 40”x60”), space needs and other technical details. The conference will supply tables and easels.

Workshop Presentations
Time slots between 30-60 minutes.  Workshop proposals should clearly outline space, number of participants, tools and computer/tech requirements.

Performative Works
Performative works include music performance/improvisation, electronics and digital media, ambient, interactive/participatory, dance/movement works, installations, screen-based works of video and multi-media.

Each piece should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Musicians, dancers and actors may be available for live performance pieces. Each submission must include a one-page description/abstract, complete technical, equipment and performance needs, accompanying scores (and/or recordings) as appropriate.

The Deep Listening: Art/Science conference organizers welcome applications for the second international conference on Deep Listening. This conference provides artists, educators, and researchers an opportunity to creatively share ideas related to the practice, philosophy and science of Deep Listening. Developed by composer and educator Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening is an embodied meditative practice of enhancing one’s attention to listening. Deep Listening began over 40 years ago with Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations and organically evolved through performances, workshops and retreats. Deep Listening relates to a broad spectrum of other embodied practices across cultures and can be applied to a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.

Call for Conference Presentations Open: January 10, 2014
Call for Festival Performances/Presentations Open: January 10, 2014
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2014
Conference Registration Open: April 9, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: May 5, 2014
Pre-Conference Workshop: July 7-9, 2014
Conference & Festival: July 10-13, 2014

For additional information please contact Conference Director Lisa Barnard Kelley
For technical questions, contact Conference Technical Director Brian Cook ​