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 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

The NAEA Leadership Conference replaces the regular summer Regional Leadership Conferences in 2016; all regions are invited to participate.