ISEA97 Initiative to Promote Diversity

Announcement: ISEA97 Initiative to Promote Diversity

The International Symposium on the Electronic Arts will be held from
Sept. 22-27 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In order to
promote a geographically, culturally, and economically diverse group of
presenters, we are announcing an initiative to provide fee waivers,
housing assistance, and possible travel assistance to presenters from
geographic regions or cultural backgrounds which have in the past been
underrepresented at ISEA symposia. This includes, but is not limited
to, participants from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and
the Middle East, as well as minority cultural groups from Western
Europe, Australia, and North America. We would like to encourage those
who feel they might qualify for this assistance, and who have not
applied to present at ISEA97 due to a lack of financial resources, to
consider submitting your material for consideration.

Exact amounts of assistance available, and procedures for applying for
this assistance will be announced as grant awards and other sources of
financial support are determined. We apologize for not being able to
provide more specific information at this time, but the time-frame of
the funding process does not allow this.

Please keep in mind, however, that in order to be eligible for this
assistance, you must first have responded to our call for proposals by
the Feb. 14th deadline, and had your papers/panel or exhibition/event

Please direct any questions to Also, please refer to
our web site at for the call for proposals,
registration information, and guidelines regarding ISEA97 financial

Joelle Rabion
ISEA97* Conference Coordinator
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Art & Technology
112 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312/345-3571 phone
312/541-8078 fax

*The Eighth International Symposium of Electronic Arts being held at
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, September 22-27, 1997