Fall Conference 2015

Knob Noster State Park
Camp Bob White
873 Southeast 10
Knob Noster, MO 65336

October 9-10, 2015


Click here to register.  A late fee of $35 will be charged on all payments received after September 30. If you have any questions, concerns about your registration, please contact Hester Menier, membership and registration chair, at hestermenier@gmail.com.


$100     MAEA member
$ 55     Retired member
$ 10     Student member

PO's are accepted but must be received prior to registration deadline and payment must be received by conference date or a late fee of $35 will be added to the invoice.

Only registered MAEA/NAEA members and staff are allowed to attend conference activities. Children and infants are not permitted. By registering for the MAEA Conference, I authorize MAEA the right to photograph me and to use the photographs in all formats and media for any purpose, including for education, marketing and trade purposes. I hereby release MAEA from all claims arising out of the use of the photographs, including without limitation all claims for compensation, libel, invasion of privacy or violation of copyright ownership.

Daum Pre-Conference Event

Make plans to stop by the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art for the Pre-Conference Event on Friday, October 9 on your way to the MAEA Fall Conference. The museum is again offering participants firsthand experience with Visual Thinking Strategies facilitated by Vicki Weaver, curator of education. Come and practice VTS at the Daum Museum with your MAEA peers. Included in the registration fee will be your choice of a full-color exhibition catalog and brunch. Click here to download a registration form.


Items Needed for Sleeping Onsite in one of the State Park Cabins:

If you are camping, bring sleeping bag, pillows, personal care items, towel, ear plugs?. Campers will be in cabins with shared bathroom and shower facilities. Sleeping is bunk bed style with twin mattresses.

Items Needed for a Great Weekend in the Great Outdoors:

Camp Bob White is a rustic setting with six sleeper cabins that sleep 24, a dining hall, an activities building, and we supply two tents for workshops and activities. If you do not desire the group camp experience, nearby Warrensburg and Knob Noster offer lodging at several hotels.

Be prepared for weather contingencies: heat, cold, rain, wind are all possible. While we have usually had good luck and pleasant conditions, we are in Missouri in early October- so be prepared for anything.

For Everyone- consider packing: Bug spray, sunscreen, art kit, bag chair, umbrella, raincoat, snacks, and of course a camera!


Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where sharing, collaborating, and networking is encouraged.  Meet other MAEA members from your area (MAEA District) and teaching level (MAEA Division) and form bonds that can benefit you for years to come.

While we are in a relaxed atmosphere, we encourage professional conduct at all times. While at MAEA conferences, you are forming bonds and creating impressions that will continue through your career. Experienced teachers can form mentoring bonds and provide examples for beginning and pre-service teachers, who in turn have the opportunity to network and make possible future job reference contacts. We encourage you to take advantage of the rewards of both mentoring and networking.


Click HERE to visit the Camp Bob White Web site.  Get an idea of the facilities we will be using.  The space is beautiful, especially in the fall.

Click HERE for a map.


Friday evening will involve our usual Drag and Brag activity. This is a great networking and sharing opportunity. Bring your favorite lessons and examples to share. If you bring lesson plans- bring around 250 copies. 

Also Friday Evening will be a participatory activity in the big tent- in the past we have painted Advocacy Banners to auction off at Spring Contest. Expect something similar, involving fellowship, networking opportunities, and a great chance to meet old and new friends.

Workshops Link HERE

Workshops are conducted in the dining hall, both ends of the tent, both ends of the recreation hall, and in a smaller tent. Be prepared for conditions such as extraneous noise, crowding at popular workshops, and limited participation for some workshops. (You can always watch and take photos) It may be desirable to bring an art kit, with things such as scissors, glue, tape, pencils, markers, sketchbook.


Scout Troop 513 will be providing our food again this year- we will have dinner Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Coffee, tea, water, and hot chocolate are available at all times. If you have special dietary concerns, please contact Leesha Dunkeson.  Dinner and Breakfast will have vegan friendly selections, if you would like vegetarian lunch, contact Leesha. Menus to follow.  Dunkeson@ucmo.edu, 660-441-2943

Presenter reimbursements:  

  • Presenters may submit receipts for consumables up to $25 to Diana Mahoney during the conference.  Diana Mahoney 908 Cari Ann Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109; dmahoney13@centurylink.net.  The subject line should include MAEA.
  • If a presenter has a special need that exceeds that amount, please contact MAEA President, Shannon Engelbrecht. sengelbrecht@rolla.k12.mo.us

  • Reimbursement form link

 Click HERE for the Schedule of High Quality Workshops


11:00 -  4:00       Registration

  1:30 -  6:00       Over 45 High Quality Workshops to choose from!

  6:15 -  7:00       Dinner/Division Meetings

  7:00 -  7:30       Drag & Brag Check-in

  7:30 -  8:30       Drag & Brag

  9:00 -11:30       Evening Professional Development Workshops            


  7:45 -  9:00         Breakfast/Pack-up

  8:15 -  9:15         Registration

  9:00 -  9:25         District Meetings

  9:35 -11:45         Workshops

11:45 -  1:00         Lunch

12:45 -  2:50         Workshops/Clean-Up

MAEA Spring Conference
Explore, Create, Inspire: Thinking Like An Artist

April 7-9, 2016, St. Louis, MO
Hilton Frontenac 

Submit a proposal for Spring Conference!

Future NAEA Convention Dates/Sites: 

March 17-19, 2016, Chicago, IL  
Go to arteducators.org for more information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Conference Pictures

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Campers are to be supervised at all times.

Cutting trees, picking flowers and capturing wildlife are prohibited without written authorization from the facility manager.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited without written authorization from the facility manager.

No pets are allowed in camp, except those used as guide/service animals.

Open fires are allowed only with prior approval from the facility manager in designated areas.

No firearms are permitted in camp without written permission.

The group leader or camp director must complete a daily attendance form and have these records available for inspection at any time.

Each group will have exclusive use of the camp’s recreational facilities. Other group camps are off limits. All rules and regulations in other areas of the park are to be followed.

The camp shall be subject to inspection at any time and without prior notification by authorized representatives of the Department  of Natural Resources.

Tents, recreational vehicles and buildings may not be erected without prior written permission from the facility manager.

Smoking is prohibited in all buildings.

Park only in designated areas.

No person shall disobey an order of a facility manager or other authorized personnel, create a nuisance, use abusive language or unreasonably disturb or annoy others within any state park or historic site.

Camping organizations that fail to check in or out at the scheduled time on the group camp permit could lose future priority scheduling.

Any violation of the above group camp regulations, violation of the Department of Natural Resources’ regulations (Title 10 Division 90 of the Missouri State Code of Regulations), or violations of any other applicable regulations or laws by any group camp member or participant will constitute grounds for denial of future applications of the same organization for use of any group camp in the Missouri state park system.


October 08, 2015 at 12pm - October 09, 2015
Camp Bobwhite, Knob Noster State Park
873 SE 10
Knob Noster, MO 65336
United States
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