National Convention

NAEA25 Call for Presentations

Present at the 2025 NAEA National Convention taking place in Louisville, KY, March 20-22 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Call for Presentations

Submission Guidelines

Download and read the 2025 NAEA Submission Guidelines before submitting your proposal.


Submit a proposal here.

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 1 at 11:59pm ET

Acceptance Notification: Acceptance status notifications for all submissions will be e-mailed by August 16 to main presenters.

Questions: Contact Mosade Edwards, Director of Convention and Events at



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 visual arts educators and innovators, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, and leaders, have gathered.

Through the collective voice of the NAEA community NAEA’s mission-based work falls under the five goals identified in the 2021–2025 Strategic Framework: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Learning; Research & Knowledge; Advocacy and Policy; and Community Vibrancy.

Proposal Form and Review Criteria

Informed by member voices and an analysis of National Convention evaluations and processes, an Ad Hoc Committee was appointed to study the NAEA National Convention proposal submission and review process in its entirety. The Review Criteria has been piloted and revised and all reviewers participate in an instructional session to ensure consistency across the process. In preparation for submitting your proposal, you are encouraged to carefully review the Submission Guidelines.