The conference is a supernumerary conference for NAVSA, BAVS, and AVSA. The dates will be June 3-6, 2013 and the deadline for proposals is October 4, just a few days after the NAVSA '12 Wisconsin conference. NAVSA's regular conference will occur in 2013 at the Huntington, the Getty, and Pasadena from October 23-27. You can find more information about the Venice conference at the following web site: http://glocalvictorians.wordpress.com/
The deadline, once again, is October 4.
The conference will occur on the beautiful island of San Servolo, just a 10-minute vaporetto ride from Piazza San Marco, the tourist heart of Venice. There will be the option to stay on the island of San Servolo, in dorm room housing (with bathroom in room) for the fee of €53.33 (US$69) per night per person (an unbeatable rate for Venice!). The rooms are spare but clean and a number of the rooms will be doubles, triples, and quadruples, so you would likely be sharing a room in this scenario.
Lynda Nead (Birkbeck, UK) and Lydia Wevers (Victorian U, Wellington, New Zeland) have been confirmed as plenary speakers. An opening State of the Field panel will have position papers by Regenia Gagnier (U Exeter, UK), Jock Macleod (Griffith U, Australia), and Kate Flint (USC, USA). The conference will include a special night time tour of Basilica San Marco and a series of material culture seminars spread around the city.