We solicit proposals for:
• 20-minute individual presentations
• 60-minute panel presentations
• 75-minute demonstration sessions
• 3-hour workshops


For individual presentation and panel presentation proposals: Please include the following information at the beginning of all proposals: name, mailing address, phone number, email, and a short biographical statement (100 words maximum). Proposals for 20-minute short individual papers should include the paper topic, a title, and an abstract (500 words maximum). Proposals for panels of three or four speakers (60 minutes total) are expected to come from the moderator. The panel title and a description of the topic (500 words maximum) should be accompanied by contact details and short biographical statements (100 words maximum for each participant).

For demonstration and workshop proposals: Demonstrations and workshops will be held in UICB facilities. The available equipment includes Vandercook proof presses, a polymer plate maker and washout unit, board shears, a guillotine, a Reina beater, a Valley beater, and a 50-ton Reina hydraulic press.

Demonstrations should be designed to host 12–15 participants (papermaking equipment) or 10–12 participants (letterpress printing equipment). Workshops should be designed for 8–10 participants (papermaking equipment) or 6–8 participants (letterpress equipment).


Please include the following information at the beginning of all proposals: name, mailing address, phone number, email, and whether you are proposing a demonstration or workshop. In a short statement (250 words maximum) detail your activities and qualifications, an explanation of the demonstration
or workshop, and the equipment requirements. Include 4–5 images related to the work and technique you plan to share.


Submit proposals by March 31, 2018, as Word or PDF files to matricesiowacity@gmail.com.

Applicants will receive a timely acknowledgment that their proposal has been received, and will be contacted by April 30, 2018, if their proposal is accepted.
Presenters are required to be current members of FDH or APHA at the time they agree to present. Presenters are expected to pay for their registration, travel, and accommodations. Competitive scholarships for covering conference registration will be available for graduate students.