State & Regional Conferences

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

September 13, 2016: Delaware State Conference. More info to follow!

October 6-9, 2016: 2016 FAEA Conference: 1…2…3D: Art in Real Dimensions. Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples. Join hundreds of art educators, administrators, and collegiate students from around Florida for a premiere professional development conference.
Exhibitor Set-Up: October 6, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (subject to change)
Exhibit Hours: Friday, October 7, 2015, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM; Saturday, October 8, 2015, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (subject to change). Exhibitor Teardown: October 8, after 1:00 PM

April 2016 (TBD): Spring Conference - “Camp GAEA”, Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordell, GA

November 3-5, 2016: The 68th Illinois Art Education Association Professional Learning Conference, “Redefining Extraordinary”; Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Normal, IL
Exhibit Hours: Friday, November 4, 8:00am-11:45am, 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, November 5, 8:00am-11:45am
Contact: Conference Co-Chairs: Eryn Blaser, Jen Baker, and Melissa Righter,

September 23-24, 2016: All Aboard, Art On the Right Track, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Exhibit Hours: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Contact: Denise Tullier-Holly,

November 10-12, 2016: MAEA Fall Conference, Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art. Featured artist-William Dunlap.
Contact: Stephanie Busbea,

September 30-October 1, 2016: NATA Fall Conference, “Connections By Design”, McCook, NE, Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Shelton, Artist Presentation and Educator Workshops
Exhibitor Set-Up: September 29, 3:00pm
Exhibitor Hours: September 30, 8:00am-October 1, 5:00pm
Exhibitor Teardown: October 1, 5:00pm
Contact: Conference Chair, Deb Goodenberger,

November 4-6, 2016: New Mexico’s Fall NMAEA Conference - Theme: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate, The Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

November 3-5, 2016: Ohio Art Education Association, Greater Cincinnati (Covington, Kentucky Convention Center)
Contact: Kurt Reichert, State Conference Coordinator,

October 14-15, 2016: The OAEA is Our Community, Oregon Art Education Association Conference, Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, Oregon. Keynote Speaker: Jessica Martin, Executive Producer, Oregon Public Television’s Oregon Art Beat
Contact: Conference Chair, Liliana Greenberg,

October 6-9, 2016 (First Friday weekend): “Make It Happen”, Philadelphia, PA Contact: Conference Administrator:

October 7-8, 2016: South Dakota State Art Conference, Brandon, South Dakota Exhibitor Set-up: TBD
Exhibitor Hours: TBD
Teardown: TBD
Contact: Marcia Shannon, Convention Coordinator, Website:

November 17-19, 2016: Texas Art Education Association Conference, Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207, 214 748 1200. View Exhibit Packet
Contact: Ricia Kerber, (Exhibits Chair) or Suzanne Greene, (if needed)

February 25-27, 2016: UAEA Art in the Sun Conference: Art Education Matters, Pineview High School, St. George, UT
Exhibitor Set-up: Friday, February 26, 8 am
Exhibitor Hours: Friday, February 26, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, February 27, 8 am-3 pm
Teardown: Saturday, February 27, 3 pm
Contact: JoAnn Memmott,, and Joe Mellen,

October 14-16, 2016: WAEA Fall Conference: ARTastic: Creativity is Core, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
Exhibitor Set-Up: TBD. Contact Tracy Fortune at
Exhibit Hours: October 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Exhibitor Teardown: TBD
Contact: Cynthia Gaub, or 253-232-6946

February 27-28, 2016: Wyoming Art Education Association Spring Conference: Connect, Collaborate, & Network. Join us as we will have awesome presentations, hands-on workshops, PTSB credit, graduate credit is being pursued through UW and Adams State University, vendors, giveaways and so much more! Tentatively located at Triumph HS in Cheyenne, WY.
Exhibitor Set-Up: Feb. 26, 2016, 8:30 - 10 pm and/or Feb. 27, 2016, 6 - 8 am
Exhibit Hours: Feb. 27, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm, Feb. 28, 2016, 8 am - 12 pm
Exhibitor Teardown: Feb. 28, 2016, 12 - 2 pm
Contact: Abi Paytoe Gbayee,, 307.760.6204

For additional conference information, please visit our
state affiliates websites. To submit a conference listing, please email

  • 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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