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.

Please visit our
state affiliates websites for information.

To submit a conference listing to be featured on this page, please email Be sure to include date(s), location, brief description, theme, speakers, exhibitor setup times, exhibit hours, exhibitor breakdown times, and contact information.

  • 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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