State & Regional Conferences
Stay connected to your state and regional colleagues! Find your state or regional conference below.
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
Find state conference information below.
November 2-3, 2018; Alabama Art Education Association Fall Conference, AAEA Fall Conference 2018, Tuscaloosa, AL. Chairperson: Natalie Roig McKnight, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
November 1-3, 2018; GAEA 2018 Fall Conference. Theme: Brainstorm, Collaboration and Idea Generation, Jekyll Island, Georgia. Keynote Speaker: Nathalie Miebach.
October 12 & 13, 2018; Kentucky Art Education Association Fall Conference, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville KY. The theme is Art: The heART of Education.
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.
Contact: Mary Kostuck at email@example.com.
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
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!
October 25-27, 2018; VAEA 2018 Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Midlothian, VA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jennifer Hastings, Jennifer.McPhail-Hastings@eu.dodea.edu
BRITISH COLUMBIA ART TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
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:
- Eastern Region: July 6-9, 2017, Washington, DC and July 7-9, 2017, Baltimore, MD
Visit the Eastern Region e-Portfolio for more information
Contact: Diane Wilkin, Eastern Region Vice President
- Pacific Region: August 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA
Visit the Pacific Region e-Portfolio for more information
Contact: Cris Guenter, Pacific Region Vice President
- Southeastern Region: July 13-15, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Visit the Southeastern Region e-Portfolio for more information
Contact: W. Scott Russell, Southeastern Region Vice President
- Western Region: June 21-24, 2017, Chicago, IL
Visit the Western Region e-Portfolio for more information
Contact: Cindy Todd, Western Region Vice President
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