2020 Conference Panel Discussions

Because of the presence of internet trolls all panels are being run as private zoom meetings. Registration is required to attend the sessions live, and live attendees will be able to speak and be seen.

The conference panel schedule with registration links is below. To view panel discussions without registering you can join the conference Facebook group where the panel discussion recordings will be posted post-session, or track #CrossingBorders20. If you have any accessibility needs, or questions, please email conference@crossingborders20.com and we ask requests be submitted ASAP to allows us to provide the best options for service.

Conference webpage links: Conference homepage. Conference workshop page. Conference keynote session page.


Opening Discussion on the Conference Topic: Crossing Borders

Monday September 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Opening plenary considering the conference topic, moderated by Robert Bettmann with discussants Kayla Randall (Washington City Paper), Sharmilla Ganesan (Malaysia Star), and Lenny Campello (DC Art News).

Panelist bios. Register.


Supporting Diversity on Campus: Student Editor Panel

Monday September 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Supporting diversity on campus, a panel discussion with student paper editors moderated by Lydia Calitri (NPR) with discussants Kelly McDonnell (American University Eagle) and Donavan Thomas (Howard University Hilltop), and Jason Fontelieu (University of Maryland Diamondback).

Panelist bios. Register.


Review of Craft Panel

Tuesday September 22, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Reviewing craft panel discussion with moderator Jennifer Mitchell (Editor, Renwick Quarterly) and discussants Marilyn Zapf (Center for Craft) Elaine Henry, and Caroline Kipp (Textile Museum).

Panelist bios. Register.


Reviewing Religious Art Panel

Tuesday September 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Reviewing religious art panel discussion with moderator Michael Kerry Williams and discussants Sammie Logan, and Ashley Zoharian (CMAX-TV).

Panelist bios. Register.


Seeing Ourselves: Black Independent Publications Panel

Wednesday September 23, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Seeing ourselves: Black independent publications panel discussion with moderator Angela N. Carroll and discussants Melissa Hunter Davis (Sugarcane Magazine), Mike Nicholls (Umber), and Savannah Wood.

Panelist bios. Register.


Seeing International Art Panel

Wednesday September 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Seeing international art panel discussion with moderator Robert Bettmann and discussants Boriana Benev Ode (Embassy Chile), Simon Dove (CEC ArtsLink), and Kyoko Yoshida (US/Japan Cultural Trade Network).

Panelist bios. Register.


Reviewing Poetry Panel

Thursday September 24, 2:45 – 3:55 pm

Reviewing poetry panel with moderator Sean Murphy (1455), Holly Smith (Washington Independent Review of Books), Steven Levya (poet/professor), and Bethanne Patrick (author/critic/editor).

Panelist bios. Register.


Reviewing Queer Art Panel

Thursday September 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Reviewing queer art panel discussion with moderator Ebone Bell (Tagg), Asha Santee (musician) and Christina Cauterucci (Slate).

Panelist bios. Register.


All conference panels are recorded and will be available for viewing the evening following the sessions in the conference group.