American Synesthesia Association
10th Annual Conference in 2013
Call for Papers
The Board Members of the ASA are pleased to announce the Tenth National Meeting of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc., which will take place May 31 – June 2, at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The conference will be hosted by the Colour Research Society of Canada and OCAD University, and made possible by the Board Members of the ASA.

We invite the submission of abstracts from individuals wishing to make a presentation in any of the following formats: a scholarly paper, a discussion of creative aspects of synesthesia, a reading, a presentation of visual artwork, audio or video works.

Abstract submissions can be made at:

Please submit an abstract no longer than 250 words.
Include your name, e-mail address, telephone contact number, and a short resume (no more than two pages) or web-link to same. 
The number of presentation slots will be limited, so there is no guarantee that a submission can be accepted.

Our abstract review board is representative of diverse interests, talents, and approaches to exploring and experiencing synesthesia. It includes artists, linguists, historians, and scientists, some of whom are synesthetes themselves.

This year’s conference Keynote Speaker will be Noam Sagiv from Brunel University, Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging.

DEADLINE for Abstract Submission: February 28, 2013.

NOTIFICATION by March 15, 2013.

Associated Public Events will include: 


        ·      "Collaborative Animated Responses to Synesthesia":  a presentation by award-winning filmmaker  
               Samantha Moore and a performance by Toronto’s renowned chamber ensemble, The Gryphon Trio, including 
               music by synesthetic composers. At Walter Hall, in collaboration with University of Toronto Faculty of Music.

·       “Pictures Drawn by the Blind: Literal and Metaphoric”: a lecture by Professor Emeritus John Kennedy (University of Toronto). At OCAD University Auditorium.

·       A collaborative workshop including musicians, scientists, artists, designers (synesthetes and non-synesthetes) will be hosted at University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, featuring the Gryphon Trio and guests – in advance of the conference. Limited spaces will be available by application (details tba).

·       Additional live music performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops and information sessions addressing the synesthetic experience are being programmed, and will be announced at a later date.