State & Regional Conferences

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

Regional Conferences

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

Past National Leadership Conferences:

  • 2018 National Leadership Conference (Southeastern Region), July 23-26, Charleston, SC
  • 2016 National Leadership Conference (Eastern Region), July 27-30, Washington, DC
  • 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

November 8-10, 2018, WeKoPa Resort, Fort McDowell, AZ
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/azarted/conference

ARKANSAS

October 31-November 2, 2018, Wyndam Hotel, Little Rock, AR
Theme “Inovation Art”
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

November 8-10, 2018, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO
Website: http://www.caeaco.org

CONNECTICUT

November 17, 2018, Trumbull Marriott, Trumbull, CT
Website: http://www.ctarteducation.net/caeliga-fall-conference.html

DELAWARE

October 5, 2018, Middletown, DE
Website: http://daea.weebly.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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

FLORIDA

October 18-21, 2018, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
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

October 5-6, 2018; Fall Annual Conference in Boise Area
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/idahoarted/home

ILLINOIS

November 8-10, 2018, Bloomington-Normal
Website: https://ilaea.org/conference-information/

INDIANA

November 1 - 4, 2018, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Website: http://www.aeai.org

IOWA

October 12-13, 2018, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake
Website: http://www.artedia.org/fall-conference.html

KANSAS

October 11-13, 2018
Website: http://kaea2018.blogspot.com/

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

November 9-10, 2018, Lake Charles, LA
Website: http://laarteducators.org/laea-fall-conference-2018-save-the-date/

MAINE

September 14-16, 2018, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Website: http://www.aeforme.org/fall.html

MARYLAND

October 19-20, 2018, Towson University and Dulaney High School
Website: https://www.marylandarted.org/maea-state-conference

MASSACHUSETTS

Website: http://www.massarted.com/events.html

MICHIGAN

October 25-28, 2018, Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel
Website: http://www.miarted.org/events.php

MINNESOTA

November 2-3, 2018, Doubletree Park Place, St. Louis Park
Website: http://www.aem-mn.org/professional-development/aem-fall-conference/

MISSISSIPPI

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

October 5-6, 2018, Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster, MO
Website: http://www.maea.net/fall_conference_2018

MONTANA

October 18-19, 2018, Skyview High School, Billings, MT
Website: http://www.maeamt.org/mfpe-teachers-conference.html

NEBRASKA

October 12–13, 2018, University of Nebraska Kearney
Website: https://www.nebraskaarteducators.org/2018-fall-conference.html

NEVADA

October 19-21, 2018, St. Marys Art Center, Virginia City
Website: http://www.arteducatorsofnevada.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

October 19-20, 2018, New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)
Website: http://www.nhaea.org/programs/fallconference.html

NEW JERSEY

September 30-October 2, 2018, Ocean Resort and SPA, Long Branch, NJ
Website: http://www.aenj.org/pages/conference

NEW MEXICO

November 2-4, 2018, Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, NM
Website: https://www.newmexicoarteducators.org/conference

NEW YORK

November 16-18, 2018, Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY
Website: https://www.nysata.org/2018-conference

NORTH CAROLINA

November 1-4, 2018, Asheville, NC
Website: http://www.ncaea.org/annual-conference/

NORTH DAKOTA

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

OHIO

November 8-9, 2018, Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky, OH
Website: https://www.oaea.org/conference-2018

OKLAHOMA

October 12-13, 2018, Oklahoma Christian University
Website: http://www.oaea-ok.org/?page_id=91

OREGON

October 5-7 2018, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, Rockaway Beach
Website: https://www.oregonarted.org/conference/

PENNSYLVANIA

October 5-7, 2018, Harrisburg, PA
Website: http://www.paeaconference.org

RHODE ISLAND

November 3, 2018, Rhode Island College, Alex and Ani Hall, Providence, RI
Website: http://www.riaea.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

November 30 - December 2, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC
Website: https://2018scaeaconference.weebly.com/

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

November 8-10, 2018, McAllen Convention Center
Website: https://www.taea.org/TAEA/conference.asp

UTAH

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

VERMONT

September 28, 2018, Lake Morey, Fairlee, VT
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

October 26-27, 2018
Hosted by WVU’s College of Creative Arts Morgantown, WV
Keynote speaker: Dr. Kerry Freedman
Website: https://www.wvaea.com

WISCONSIN

October 25-26, 2018, Wausau, WI
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: https://www.bcata.ca/

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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:

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