State & Regional Conferences

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

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Regional Conferences

Regional Leadership Conferences are held in odd numbered years. The National Leadership Conferences are held in even numbered years.

The next event will be the 2018 NAEA National Leadership Conference, July 23-26, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more

Past National Leadership Conferences:

  • 2016 National Leadership Conference (Eastern Region), July 27-30, Washington, DC - View 2016 agenda
  • 2014 National Leadership Conference (Western Region), July, Santa Fe, NM

State Conferences

Find state conference information below.

ALABAMA

November 2-3, 2018; Alabama Art Education Association Fall Conference, AAEA Fall Conference 2018, Tuscaloosa, AL. Chairperson: Natalie Roig McKnight, nroig@tusc.k12.al.us
Website: http://aaeaonline.org/

ALASKA

Website: http://alaska-aaea.org

ARIZONA

Website: http://azarted.org/conference

ARKANSAS

Website: http://www.ararted.org/fall-conference.html

CALIFORNIA

November 9-12, 2018; California Art Education Association Fall Conference. Theme: Navigating New Horizons in Art Education. The conference will be held aboard the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA.
Website: http://www.caea-arteducation.org

COLORADO

Website: http://www.caeaco.org

CONNECTICUT

Website: http://www.ctarteducation.net/caeliga-fall-conference.html

DELAWARE

Website: http://daea.weebly.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Website: http://www.arteducationdc.org/develop/upcoming-professional-development.

FLORIDA

Website: http://faea.org

GEORGIA

November 1-3, 2018; GAEA 2018 Fall Conference. Theme: Brainstorm, Collaboration and Idea Generation, Jekyll Island, Georgia. Keynote Speaker: Nathalie Miebach.
Website: http://www.gaea-artforall.org

HAWAII

Website: http://hawaiiarteducationassociation.weebly.com

IDAHO

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/idahoarted/home

ILLINOIS

Website: https://ilaea.org/conference-information/

INDIANA

Website: http://www.aeai.org

IOWA

Website: http://www.artedia.org/fall-conference.html

KANSAS

Website: http://www.kaea.com/fallconference.html

KENTUCKY

October 12 & 13, 2018; Kentucky Art Education Association Fall Conference, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville KY. The theme is Art: The heART of Education.
Website: https://www.kyarted.net/conference

LOUISIANA

Website: http://laarteducators.org/teach-like-an-artist-2017-laea-fall-conference/

MAINE

Website: http://www.aeforme.org/MAEA/Fall_Conference.html

MARYLAND

Website: http://www.marylandarted.org/conference.html

MASSACHUSETTS

Website: http://www.massarted.com

MICHIGAN

Website: http://www.miarted.org/events.php

MINNESOTA

Website: http://www.aem-mn.org/professional-development/aem-fall-conference/

MISSISSIPPI

April 6-7, 2018; MAEA 2018 Spring Conference, Biloxi, MS. Friday evening there will be a tour at the Walter Anderson Museum followed by dinner. Saturday teachers will participate in coil portrait and raku firing workshops at the Ohr-Okeefe Museum.

November 8-10, 2018; MAEA Fall Conference: “Creating Outside the Lines”, Jackson, MS. Thursday will be all day studio concentrations in glass, ceramics, mixed-media, and print making. Friday sessions will be held at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Saturday sessions are at Clinton High School. The keynote speaker will be Rick Anderson.
Website: https://www.msarted.org

MISSOURI

Website: http://www.maea.net

MONTANA

Website: http://www.mea-mft.org/educators_conference.aspx

NEBRASKA

Website: http://www.nebraskaarteducators.org

NEVADA

Website: http://www.arteducatorsofnevada.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Website: http://www.nhaea.org/programs/fallconference.html

NEW JERSEY

Website: http://www.aenj.org/pages/conference

NEW MEXICO

Website: http://newmexicoarteducators.org/page-18134

NEW YORK

Website: http://www.nysata.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Website: www.ncaea.org

NORTH DAKOTA

Contact: Mary Kostuck at mary.kostuck@sendit.nodak.edu.

OHIO

Website: http://www.oaea.org/conference-2017

OKLAHOMA

Website: http://www.oaea-ok.org/?page_id=91

OREGON

Website: https://www.oregonarted.org/conference/

PENNSYLVANIA

Website: http://www.paeaconference.org

RHODE ISLAND

Website: http://www.riaea.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

Website: http://www.scaea.org/state-conference/

SOUTH DAKOTA

October 5-6, 2018; South Dakota State Art Educators Conference will be held on on the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish. This will be the second joint conference to be held in conjunction with the South Dakota College Arts Association.
Contact: For additional information, contact Marica Shannon, Marica.Shannon@k12.sd.us
Website: http://sdaeak12.weebly.com/annual-conference.html

TENNESSEE

November 1-3, 2018; TAEA 2018 Fall Conference, Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Keynote Speaker: Cindy Foley, Columbus Museum of Art. Super Sessions and 8 hrs of hands-on workshops!
Website: http://www.tnarteducation.org/fall-state-conference/

TEXAS

Website: https://www.taea.org/TAEA/conference.asp

UTAH

Website: http://uaea-arted.org/index.php?page=save-the-dates

VERMONT

Website: www.vtartteachers.org

VIRGINIA

October 25-27, 2018; VAEA 2018 Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Midlothian, VA
Website: http://www.vaea.org/conference.html

WASHINGTON

October 5-7, 2018; 2018 Fall Conference “Embrace Art-Embrace the Standards” will be held in Tacoma, WA at the UW-Tacoma Campus. Nancy Walkup will be the Keynote Speaker. View flyer. WAEA will also be hosting 2 summer events: Summer Leadership Retreat on August 4-5 in Yakima, WA followed by a Summer ART Retreat on August 5-8 in Tieton, WA.
Contact: For additional information, contact Tracy Fortune at elect1@waea.net
Website: http://waea.net/conference

WEST VIRGINIA

Website: https://www.wvaea.com

WISCONSIN

Website: http://www.wiarted.org

WYOMING

Website: http://www.wyarted.org/index.html

OVERSEAS

Contact: Jennifer Hastings, Jennifer.McPhail-Hastings@eu.dodea.edu

BRITISH COLUMBIA ART TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

Website: http://bcata.ca/conferences/bcata-conferences

Please visit our state affiliate websites for the latest conference information.

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2019 Regional Conferences
Western Region: The Missouri Art Education Association, led by Tina Hyde, will host the 2019 Western Region Summer Leadership Meeting, June 19-22, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Accommodations will be available at the Marriott Country Club Plaza.

2017 Regional Conferences were held as follows:

VIDEO: NAEA Pacific Region Unity Project for the 2017 Pacific Region Leadership meeting in August in San Diego

VIDEO: Highlights from the 2017 Pacific Region Leadership Conference