NAEA National Leadership Conference

NAEA National Leadership Conferences

2024 NAEA National Leadership Conference

July 24–27, Detroit, Michigan

The purpose of the National Leadership Conference is to support and enhance the effectiveness of experienced, new, and aspiring visual arts, design, and media arts education leaders. The 2024 program is being designed in direct response to the timely interests and needs expressed by NAEA leaders at all levels.

Hear from engaging keynote speakers including Nettrice Gaskins, Amanda Karhuse, and D'Wayne Edwards. Explore Professional Joy, Community Vibrancy, Leadership Development, Leveraging Technology for Leadership, Arts Ed Advocacy, and more through a diverse selection of breakout sessions. Get creative with hands-on artmaking and make lasting connections as together celebrate visual arts education with colleagues from near and far! Download the 2024 agenda here.


Click here to register.

Registration Cost: (fee does not include travel or accommodations)
NAEA Members: $285 | Non-Members: $405


Advance registration is required and is limited to a maximum of 150 participants.

The NLC will take place at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby. Arrival begins on Wednesday, July 24, with onsite check-in available from 3-6pm and an opening reception at 6pm. Check-in is available beginning at 7:30am on Thursday, July 25, with programming beginning at 8:00am. The conference concludes at 12pm on Saturday, July 27.

Download the 2024 agenda here.

The nearest airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, 20 miles from the hotel.


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby
525 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Single/King Bed 2 Room Suite: $239 nightly, plus applicable taxes.

The discounted rates are available for stay dates July 21, 2024 through July 26, 2024. Reservations must be made on or before July 3, 2024 in order to receive the discounted rate.

To secure reservations at these rates use this link to book online.

Cancellation Policy

NLC Cancellation Policy: $50 if registration is canceled on or before May 15, 2024. After May 15 no refunds will be issued.

Past National Leadership Conferences

  • 2022 NAEA National Leadership Conference (Western Region), July 20-23, Park City, UT
  • 2020 National Leadership Conference (Pacific Region), July 16-18, Virtual Platform
  • 2018 National Leadership Conference (Southeastern Region), July 23-26, Charleston, SC
  • 2016 National Leadership Conference (Eastern Region), July 27-30, Washington, DC
  • 2014 National Leadership Conference (Western Region), July, Santa Fe, NM