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National Convention

THEME: The Art of Design: Form, Function, and the Future of Visual Arts Education
March 26-28, 2015
New Orleans Convention Center and Hilton New Orleans Riverside


The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world's largest art education convention.

The three-day convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups...research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours...keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars...with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the  world. Each year, some 110-200 exhibitor booths displaying the latest art  textbooks, high-tech software, prints, slides, curriculum materials, equipment, and programs, as well as the latest studio and art history media are made available for examination and review by art educator delegates.

It is a professional development opportunity to update oneself on the vista of state-of-the-art materials to advance visual art instruction in local art programs. All sessions and events are 100 percent content-oriented and substantively based. There are no non-content functions such as golf, sightseeing, shopping tours, and the like. Sessions are scheduled daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

How to Attend: The National Convention is held annually in the spring, usually March or April. Information about the Convention may be found in the summer and fall issues of NAEA News, as well as on our website. If you wish to be a presenter at the Convention, proposals must be submitted online and NAEA membership is required. The deadline is usually May 15 of the preceding year. A Convention schedule is posted online once session scheduling is complete, usually late November or early December of the preceding year. A convention mobile app is also released 1-2 months prior to the event start date.

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Call for Presentations: The deadline for the call for proposals was May 15, 2014. Notification letters were sent late August 2014.

Registration: REGISTER ONLINE HERE or download and sbumit the paper registration form.


(through 2/26/15)
Active Member
$150 $180
Retired Member $105 $135
Student Member $90 $110
Non-Member $210 $240
Guest/Spouse $105 $135

Housing: CLICK HERE to book your hotel room at special discounted rates. HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: Hilton New Orleans Riverside | VIEW HOTEL MAP


ONSITE REGISTRATION Active NAEA Member $150 $180 Retired NAEA Member  $105 $135 Student NAEA Member $90 $110 Non-Member $210 $240 Guest/Spouse         $105 $135 - See more at:

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2016 NAEA National Convention
March 17 - 19, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

2017 NAEA National Convention
New York, New York

2014 Seth Freeman Photography