2018 NAEA National Leadership Conference, July 23-26, 2018 | Charleston, South Carolina

The Artistry of Leadership


The National Leadership Conference will be held July 23-26, 2018, at the Hyatt House hotel in Charleston, South Carolina (560 King St., Charleston, SC 29403).

The purpose of the National Leadership Conference is to support and enhance the effectiveness of experienced, new, and aspiring art education leaders. The 2018 program has been designed in direct response to the timely interests and needs expressed by you and other NAEA state leaders; time and space have been designated for regional meetings as well as for small group meetings with other state association leaders whose organizations are similar in size and share many of the same challenges.

Be inspired and informed by Keynote speakers including artist Derek Fordjour, activist/educator Patty Bode, and professional storyteller Tim Lowry.

Arrival begins on Monday, July 23 with onsite check-in available from 3-6 pm and an opening reception at 6:30 pm. Check-in is also available beginning at 8 am on Tuesday, July 24, and programming begins at 9 am. The conference concludes at 12 pm on Thursday, July, 26.

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Registration for the National Leadership Conference is limited to 150 association leaders.

Cost: $199 Member; $249 Non-member

Cancellation Fee: $50 if registration is canceled on or before May 22; after May 22 no refunds will be issued.

Registration is closed. The program has reached capacity.

Discounted accommodations are available at Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston/Historic District, 560 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
Call to reserve: 800-993-4751 

Room rates are $165/night for single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes), with an additional fee of $10 per person for triple/quad occupancy. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations by July 4 to secure the discounted room rate. 

The nearest airport is Charleston International Airport—a short 11 miles from the hotel. Please let us know if you have any questions!

This promises to be another stellar opportunity for learning from one another as well as from experts in nonprofit leadership.


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