Call for Presentations

2018 NAEA National Convention

The 2018 NAEA National Convention will be held March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

2018 NAEA National Convention Program Coordinator: Andrew Watson, K-12 Fine Arts Instructional Specialist, Office of Curriculum Design and Instructional Services, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA

NAEA invites you to share your expertise, face-to-face, with visual arts educators who are committed to NAEA’s mission to “advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.”

2018 NAEA National Convention Theme: Art + Design = STEAM

The 2018 NAEA National Convention theme brings focused attention to Art + Design within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to break down discipline boundaries of the past and foster innovative thinkers and makers for tomorrow.

Related research, hands-on workshops, and demonstration lessons that bring STEAM to life in a variety of settings are encouraged—including strategies for advocating for Art + Design in STEAM, collaborating with peers in other content areas, designing STEAM programs, and securing program resources. NAEA invites session proposals that consider the vital role of Art + Design Education within STEAM:

  • How does Art + Design transform STEM through opportunities for creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and communication?  
  • Where are the intersections between STEAM and Arts Integration, Design Thinking, Student Choice, Maker Spaces, Media Arts, and other contemporary concerns of art education? 
  • What does research tell us about interdisciplinary teaching and learning and what are the implications for visual arts education? 
  • How are Art + Design educators preparing students for creative careers and responsible citizenship?  

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET

Acceptance Notification: Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed by September 15, 2017.

Questions: Contact Kathy Duse, NAEA Executive Services and Convention and Programs Manager:

Since NAEA’s founding by members, for members, in 1947, NAEA has provided a vibrant professional community where the best and the brightest minds, impassioned art educators and innovators, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, and leaders, have gathered. Through the collective voice of the NAEA community, goals and priorities are advanced that nurture and grow NAEA’s mission-based work under the five goals identified in the 2015–2020 Strategic Framework: Community; Advocacy; Learning; Research and Knowledge; and Organizational Vibrancy.

New Proposal Form and Review Criteria

Informed by member voices and an analysis of National Convention evaluations and processes, an Ad Hoc Committee was appointed this past year to study the NAEA National Convention proposal submission and review process in its entirety. After thorough review, the committee made a number of recommendations that are being implemented this year as we plan for Seattle. You will see a new, streamlined proposal form with resources to support you in developing your proposal; a mix of new presentation formats; and a strengthened peer review process. The Review Criteria has been piloted and revised and all reviewers will participate in an instructional webinar to ensure consistency among members who serve as reviewers. In preparation for submitting your proposal, you are encouraged to carefully review the Submission Guidelines.

Thank you for your interest in proposing a presentation of your great work. The peer review teams look forward to reviewing your proposal and we look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

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