State & Regional Conferences

Stay connected to your state and regional colleagues! Find your state or regional conference below.

2017 State Conference information will be posted as it becomes available.

April 1-2, 2017, Spring Conference, Florence High School
November 9-11, 2017, Fall Conference, Mississippi Museum of Art and Hinds Community College
Contact: Stephanie Busbea

October 26-29, 2017, NCAEA Professional Development Conference, Wilmington Convention Center & Wilmington Hilton Riverside, Wilmington, NC. WOW! Another adventure in Professional Development with the North Carolina Art Education Association! Mark your calendar and start planning today! So EXCITED to be in Wilmington! We will be providing over 100 workshops and presentations at the NEW Wilmington Convention Center right on the river front, as well as galleries, tours, and more. Join us for “Exploring UnchARTed Horizons”!
Exhibitor Setup: Thursday, Oct. 26, 11am - 4pm
Exhibit Hours: Thurs., Oct. 26, 6-8pm; Fri., Oct 27, 8am-5pm; Sat., Oct 28, 8am-2pm.
Exhibitor Break Down: Sat., Oct. 28, 2-4pm
More Information:
Contact: Penny Freeland, President

November 3-5, 2017, SCAEA’s Fall Conference, University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Theme: Inspire & Create.

Please visit our state affiliate websites for information.

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  • Western, June 21-24, 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Eastern, July 6-9, 2017 (July 6 being a pre conference museum day in DC) and then July 7-9, 2017 in Baltimore, MD
  • Southeastern, July 13-15, 2017, Atlanta, GA
  • Pacific, August 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA

The next National Leadership Conference will be held July 2018. The National Leadership Conferences are held in even numbered years, while Regional Leadership Conferences are held in odd numbered years. The first National Leadership Conference was held in July 2014 in Santa Fe, NM.

The National Leadership Conference was held in the eastern region, July 27-30, 2016, in the Washington, DC metro area.

The purpose of the National Leadership Conference is to support and enhance the effectiveness of experienced, new and aspiring art education leaders. The 2016 program has been designed in direct response to the timely interests and needs expressed by NAEA state leaders and includes time and space for hosting regional meetings and meeting in small groups with other leaders whose organizations are similar in size and share many of the same challenges.

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