National Convention

The NAEA National Convention is the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world!

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development opportunities for visual arts education professionals including classroom teachers, museum educators, administrators, college and university professors, researchers, students of art education, teaching artists, and more! Hosted in a different city each year, the Convention hosts participants from every state in the US and from around the globe. Offering as many as 1,000 participatory workshops, sessions, tours, exhibits, and keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars, the NAEA National Convention is the premier opportunity to connect with colleagues and the latest ideas and innovations in visual arts education. It is the largest annual gathering of visual arts educators in the world!

2020 NAEA National Convention

The 2020 NAEA National Convention will take place in Minneapolis, MN, March 26-28, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Some sessions will also be held in the Hilton Minneapolis.

Registration Rates

Online registration for the 2020 NAEA National Convention opens early fall 2019.

  • Active NAEA Member: Earlybird Rate: $185 | Onsite rate: $215
  • Emeritus NAEA Member: Earlybird Rate: $140 | Onsite rate: $170
  • Preservice NAEA Member: Earlybird Rate: $125 | Onsite rate: $145
  • Nonmember: Earlybird Rate: $245 | Onsite rate: $275
  • Spouse/Guest: Earlybird Rate: $140 | Onsite rate: $170

Hotel Details

The Hilton Minneapolis is the officially contracted hotel for the 2020 NAEA National Convention.

Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

$189/night Single/Double
$209/night Triple
$229/night Quad

Book discounted accommodations at the Hilton Minneapolis and other participating hotels here

University Credit

NAEA and California State University, Chico - Regional & Continuing Education have partnered to offer NAEA members university credit for participating in a variety of NAEA conferences, workshops, webinars, and other activities. Each 15 hours completed of NAEA professional development can be accrued for 1 semester unit. Learn more

Call for Presentations

The call for presentations is closed. The presentation proposal deadline was May 15, 2019. Learn more here.

Past Convention Resources

Resources such as session handouts, photos, videos, and Certificates of Attendance from past Conventions can be found here.

Future Dates

  • 2021 NAEA National Convention: March 4-6 | Chicago, Illinois
  • 2022 NAEA National Convention: March 3–5 | New York, New York