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Regional Leadership Conferences | State Conferences  

NAEA National Leadership Conference
(All regions; replaced the regular summer Regional Leadership Conferences)

July 24 – 27, 2014 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Upcoming Regional Conferences
Save the Date! July 28-30, 2015 - Pacific Region 2014 Summer Meeting, Coeur d'Alene, ID. 


ALABAMA
November 14 & 15, 2014; “Art Journey”, Montgomery, AL
Contact: Website: www.aaeaonline.org

ALASKA
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Website: alaska-aaea.org/?page_id=571

ARIZONA
November 6-8, 2014; Fall Conference: The Value of Art, Tempe, AZ
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: azarted.org/conference

ARKANSAS
November 5-7, 2014; Arkansas Art Educators Fall Conference, North Little Rock Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Vendor Coordinator: Nikki Kalcevic, nkalcevic@bentonvillek12.org
Conference Info: Stacey Glover, staceygloverart@yahoo.com
Website: /www.ararted.org/

BRITISH COLUMBIA ART TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
2014 Date TBA, Vancouver, BC
Contact: Website: bcata.ca/conferences/bcata-conferences

CALIFORNIA
November 13-15, 2014; California Art Education Association Conference “Art: Power to Innovate”. Conference keynote speakers are Steven Hickner, Dreamworks, Kevin Fagan, syndicated cartoonist, and Nirvan Mullick, filmmaker, Caine’s Arcade and founder of Imagination Foundation. Irvine Hotel-Jamboree Center, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614.
Exhibitor Set-Up: November 13, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Hours: November 13, 2014 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm; November 14, 2014 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 7:30 pm; and November 15, 2014 –8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Exhibitor Teardown: November 15, 2014 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact: Dru Maurer, Conference Chair; Craig Tomlinson, Conference Administrator; Donna Banning, Conference Manager.
Website: www.caea-arteducation.org

COLORADO
October 9-12, 2014; Colorado Art Education Conference: "Where Art Comes From", Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge, Colorado. Registration available in August.
Exhibitor Set-Up: Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Exhibit Hours: Thursday 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Cocktails & Make-n-Take with Vendors *; Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm; and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Exhibitor Teardown: Saturday afternoon
Contact: Questions, contact: vendors.caea@gmail.com.
Website: www.caeaco.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1534643

CONNECTICUT
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Exhibitor Contact Person: Cindy Parsons
Website: www.caea.net/CAEA/Home.html

DELAWARE
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Website: 1stdaea.com/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Website: www.arteducationdc.org/

FLORIDA
October 2-5, 2014: 2014 FAEA Conference ; “A Blank Canvas – Make Your Mark”, Hilton Daytona Beach Resort Ocean Walk, 100 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona, Florida, 386-254-8200. Registration will open in August.
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.faea.org

GEORGIA
October 2-5, 2014; GAEAFall Conference - "The Sky's The Limit", Macon, GA, (Mercer University)
Contact: Website: www.gaea-artforall.org

2015
Spring Conference - "Camp GAEA", Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele, GA, end of April
Fall Conference - "Rethunk Junk", Columbus, GA (Columbus State College) - October 29-November 1

2016
Spring Conference - "Camp GAEA", Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele, GA, end of April
Fall Conference - No Name Yet, Gainsville, GA (Brenau University) - October 6-9

IDAHO
October 2 - 3, 2014; Fall Conference, Boise, ID
Contact: Email Katy Shanafelt/IAEA Secretary katy.shanafelt@boiseschools.org with attention to the Idaho Art Education Association Boise Conference.
Website: www.idahoarted.org/conference.html

ILLINOIS
November 6-8, 2014; Illinois Art Education Association Conference, "The Visual Arts Lens: Connect - Reflect- Empower" Conference featured speakers are, Debi West, Chris Pappan & Debra Yepa Pappan, Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, IL, 1-630-505-1000
Exhibitor Set Up: November 6, beginning at 3:00pm
Exhibit Hours: November 7, 8:00am-12:00 noon, and 2:00pm-5:00pm & November 8, 8:00am-12:00 noon
Exhibitor Teardown: November 8, 12:00 noon-4:00pm
Contact:  Vendor Chair: Mary Bortz, marybortz19@gmail.com
Conference Co-Chairs: Becky Blaine, beckyblaine@gmail.com; Pat Indovina, p_indovina@hotmail.com
Website: www.ilaea.org

INDIANA
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Website: www.aeai.org

IOWA
October 10-12, 2014; Art Educators of Iowa 2014 Fall Conference: "Organic Connections: History, Environment, and Culture"
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Lynda Black-Smith, lyndablacksmith@gmail.com; Set-up contact TBD.
Website: www.artedia.org/fc2014/fc2014.html

KANSAS
October 9-11, 2014; "Art at its Roots: Grassroots Art in the Heart of Kansas", Russell, KS
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Conference Coordinator: Cindy Balthazor, cbalthazor@usd407.org
Website: kaea2014.blogspot.com/

KENTUCKY
October 3 & 4, 2014; 2014 Fall Conference: "Art Teacherology", Murray State University's Paducah Regional Campus, 4430 Sunset Ave., Paducah, KY 42001   
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Kim Soule, kim.soule@warren.kyschools.us
Website: www.kyaea.org

LOUISIANA
November 7-9, 2014; LAEA Fall Conference - “Mix It Up”,  Alexandria, Louisiana. Featured speaker and workshop leader will be Lisa Engelbrecht.
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Barbara Clover at clover@holysaviormenard.com or clclover@aol.com
Website: www.laarteducators.org

MAINE
July 29-31, 2014; New England Summit on Arts Education Professional Development provided by the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Contact: Website: mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/NESummit

MARYLAND
2014 Date TBA
Contact: Conference Coordinator: Linda Adams, Linda_Adams@mcpsmd.org; 301-279-3250
Website: www.marylandarted.org/

MASSACHUSETTS
November 8 - 9, 2014; MAEA FALL Conference 2014: "Visual Articulations". Locations will be at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Kristi Oliver, MAEA Vice President & Art All-State Liaison & Advocacy Committee at kristioliver@me.com
Website: www.massarted.com/events.html

MICHIGAN
November 13-16, 2014; MAEA Fall Conference 2014: "To promote Integrity, Integration, and Advocacy in the Heart of Art Education", Lansing Center and the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Cindy Todd, cindytodd@ferris.edu, Suzanne Butler Lich, suzannebutlerlich@gmail.com, or Melissa Hronkin, mhronkin@houghton.k12.mi.us
Website: www.miarted.org/sitepage.asp?page=conference2014

MINNESOTA
November 7 & 8, 2014; Art Educators of Minnesota Fall Conference - Art IS The Common Core, Double Tree (Mayo) Hotel, Rochester, MN
Contact: Vendor Contact: TerryC@triarcoarts.com
Website: www.aem-mn.org/

MISSISSIPPI
November 5-8, 2014; MAEA Fall Conference - “Creative Imagination”, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Exhibitor Set Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Carla Nations, President-Elect and Conference Chair: cnations@rcsd.ms
Website: www.msarted.org/#!conferences

MISSOURI
March 12-15, 2014; Spring Conference 2014: Capitalize on the Arts, Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, Missouri. Registration is now OPEN.
Contact: Registration Chair: Linda Bowers, lbmaea@yahoo.com.
Website: www.maea.net

MONTANA
October 16 & 17, 2014; MEA-MFT Educators' Conference,  Missoula, MT
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Contact Jami Wood, jwood@mea-mft.org
Website: www.mea-mft.org/educators_conference.aspx

NEBRASKA
September 26 & 27, 2014; NATA Fall Conference - "Retreat into Art - Naturally". Along with a professional artist, a curriculum facilitator and naturalist will lead conference participants in discussion of aligning their experiences with classroom instruction using new fine arts standards.  Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and refresh themselves during the 2 day experience. 
Contact: Carolyn Albracht, c.albracht@gmail.com
Website: www.nebraskaarteducators.org

NEVADA
Contact: Website: www.arteducatorsofnevada.org/

NEW HAMPSHIRE
October 18, 2014; Fall Conference 2014, New Hamsphire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.nhaea.org/programs/fallconference.html

NEW JERSEY
October 5-7, 2014; AENJ Fall Conference: Make Your Mark, Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch NJ | View PDF
Exhibitor Set Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.aenj.org/

NEW MEXICO
November 14-16, 2014; "Back to Future, embracing the past while building the future of art education", Las Cruces Convention Center
Contact: Website: www.newmexicoarteducators.org/

NEW YORK
November 21-23, 2014; NYSATA 66th Annual Conference, "STAND UP for Art Education", Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, NY. This 2.5 day conference is packed with over 100 workshops, a commercial and college exhibitor showcase, as well as a presentations by renown artists and influential art educators in our field.
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.nysata.org/2014-conference-highlights

NORTH CAROLINA
October 23-26, 2014; NCAEA’s 2014 Professional Development Conference: "Creative to the Core". New Bern Convention Center & Doubletree Hotel by Hilton–Riverfront, New Bern, NC
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: ncaea.org

NORTH DAKOTA
Contact: Mary Ann Kostuck. 1550 11th Street N., Wahpeton, ND 58074; (701) 642-2604 x131; mary.kostuck@sendit.nodak.edu.

OHIO
November 6-8, 2014; OAEA Professional Development Conference, Columbus, OH
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.oaea.org/conference-2014

OKLAHOMA
October 10 & 11, 2014; 2014 OAEA Fall Convention, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: oaea-ok.org/news-and-events/

OREGON
October 10 & 11, 2014; 2014 OAEA Fall Conference, Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, OR
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Randy Maves, randyoaea@gmail.com
Website: www.oregonarted.org/fall_conference.php

OVERSEAS/APO
Contact: Overseas Art Education Association, contact: Terese M. Sarno, President, Psc 2 Box 8695 Apo AE 9012; talktoterese@yahoo.com.

RHODE ISLAND
November 8, 2014; RI CREATES, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. Keynote speakers: Don Bousquet, RI Cartoonist, and Nate Bousquet, Ariel Photographer. Conference Website
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Susanne Suprock, Conference Coordinator

PENNSYLVANIA
October 31-November 2, 2014; Pennsylvania Art Education Association 2014 Annual Conference, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: View contact list here
Website: www.paeaconference.org

SOUTH CAROLINA
November 21-23, 2014; 2014 SCAEA State Conference - "Mighty at Ninety!", Greenville Hyatt, Greenville, SC
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact:  Website: www.scaea.org

SOUTH DAKOTA
October 10-11, 2014; South Dakota Art Education Conference, Mitchell, SD
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact:  Marica Shannon, Conference Coordinator / Vendor Liaison, Marica.Shannon@k12.sd.us.

TENNESSEE
October 23-26, 2014; Fall Conference - “We Can Dream",  Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN. More information to come!
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: tnarteducation.org 

TEXAS
November 6-9, 2014; TAEA's 53rd Annual Conference, Hilton Palacio del Rio and Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio.  The theme is: “Gear Up; Raising Creative Standards.”
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.taea.org/TAEA/conference.asp | Exhibitor Info

UTAH
February 26-28, 2015; "Art in the Sun", St. George, UT. The annual UAEA FALL Conference has been cancelled.
Contact: Website: uaea-arted.org

VERMONT
October 17, 2014; Fall Art Conference, Keynote Speaker: Jessica Balsley from The Art Of Education; Saturday, October 18: Studio Sessions
Contact: Website: vtartteachers.org. If you have additional questions, please contact: Becky Wright Becky Wright,  bwright@bakersfieldk8.net or Rebecca Carleton, rebbiecarleton@comcast.net.

VIRGINIA
November 6-8, 2014; 2014 VAEA State Conference -  “Transforms”, DoubleTree Hilton, Midlothian, VA
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.vaea.org

WASHINGTON
October 24 & 25, 2014; 2014 WAEA Fall Conference: "Participate-Educate-Advocate", Showalter Middle School, 4628 South 144th St., Tukwila, WA 98168 (Right behind the athletic field of Foster High School). Plus, a Pre-Conference Party the night before along with our 1st Annual State-wide Teacher’s Art Exhibit. SAVE THE DATE POSTCARD
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours:
TBA
Exhibitor Teardown:
TBA
Contact: If you need additional info, please contact Mari Atkinson at AtkinsonMB@mukilteo.wednet.edu.
Website: waea.net/2014-waea-conference/

WEST VIRGINIA
October 17-18, 2014; WVAEA Fall Conference 2014--Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact: Website: www.wvaea.com

WISCONSIN
October 23-25, 2014; Art Connects Us, United Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBA
Exhibit Hours: TBA
Exhibitor Teardown: TBA
Contact:  Email: waeaconference2014@gmail.com | Website: www.wiarted.org

WYOMING
February 28-March 1, 2015; The WYAEA Spring Conference will be held in Cheyenne, WY. This one and a half day conference will have hands on workshops, vendors, an awards luncheon, and a great keynote speaker. Additionally we are adding evening activities and intensive art making workshops. Please plan on joining us as we connect, collaborate and network!
Contact: Wyoming Art Education Association: Diana W. McDougal, President, 745 Cypress Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82009-4294; diana_mcdougal@bresnan.net.
Website: www.wyarted.org

 

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