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It’s been four long years since FATE held an in-person conference. A lot has happened in those four years; a global pandemic, leading to some of the hardest academic years any of us has experienced, political strife, inflation, the list goes on. We are overdue for a good talk and some fun. It’s time for some Serious Play. We have much planned for the 2023 conference in addition to the expected high-quality talks and presentations. There will be plenty of meals and coffee breaks to hang out with colleagues and friends. The FATE juried exhibition will be held at a world class gallery, juried by a nationally renowned juror, and will showcase the incredible work being produced by FATE members. And that’s just the start of the amazing art opportunities available to you in Denver! We’ll have plenty of fun too. Games? Yes! An arcade? You bet! Plus some of the best people in academia to hang out with? Of course. You know FATE Conferences are always going to be a good time. We can’t wait to see you in Denver. Let’s talk, but let’s have some fun, too. Let’s have some Serious Play.

Regular Registration Dates: 03.15.23 - 04.15.23

  • Full Time Faculty: $525

  • Part Time Faculty: $500

  • Student: $370

1750 Welton St | Denver, CO 80202 | 303.295.1234 | Estimated conference rate: $189 per night | Conference rate reservations are open through March 21, 2023


All Session Chairs and Presenters must be current members of FATE by February 15th of the conference year to ensure that their sessions and abstracts are published in the conference program. 


Due to the dynamic range of programming, as well as our desire for inclusion, we are not placing restrictions on the presenter/chair/co-chair participation for this conference.  


Everyone must register for the conference. The FATE conference is organized for the professional benefit of its members. Registration fees and membership dues cover the costs of the overall conference.  Session chairs have the responsibility to make it clear to their accepted and invited speakers that all conference participants, including all chairs and presenters, must be FATE members and register for the conference.


Session rooms will be provided with one digital projector and one projection screen. Laptops will not be provided. Mac users must provide the proper VGA adapter for a digital projector. 


It is the position of the planning committee that the first session on Thursday is as important and informative as the last session on Saturday. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts and other factors can limit participation to various times and days. Therefore, if you have such a limitation, bring it to your session chair’s attention immediately upon your acceptance to the session. Effort will be made to accommodate your requests, but there are many factors that determine the final schedule, and it may not be possible to meet your individual needs. The conference director’s decisions on scheduling are the final word. 


Full refunds (minus 3% processing fee) will be provided for all cancellations before March 1, 2023. The processing fee for reimbursement will be deducted from your refund. After March 2, 2023 conference registration refunds will not be offered, as payment will have already been submitted to all conference programming. Cancellation requests should be directed to: In the event that the conference is cancelled, participants will be fully reimbursed.


Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference). 

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