Fall Conference 2018

Join us for an amazing time in the woods!

October 2018 Knob Noster, MO

Knob Noster State Park

October 2018



Present at Knob!

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Registration is closed at this time. For any registration issues, contact Hester Menier, Registration Chair at registration@maea.net.

Rates (late fee of $35 will apply October 1):

$110     MAEA member
$ 55     Retired member
$ 30     Student member

Non-members will have the appropriate membership fee added to their conference fee. Membership fees can be seen on our membership page.

Checks and credit/debit cards are accepted. PO's are accepted but must be received prior to September 30th 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.

Lodging at the park is included in your registration. 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 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. If you do not desire the group camp experience, nearby Warrensburg and Knob Noster offer lodging at several hotels.

Your registration also includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Meals are catered and served by the Boys Scouts. If you need a vegetarian option, please contact Leesha Dunkeson at fall.conference@maea.net

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. Also consider packing: Bug spray, sunscreen, art kit, bag chair, umbrella, raincoat, snacks, and of course a camera! Cell phone service, depending on the carrier, can be spotty.

Presenter reimbursements:  

  • Presenters may submit receipts for consumables up to $25 (per presentation) to Diana Mahoney during the conference, using the link provided below or by mail, using the reimbursement form, to Diana Mahoney 908 Cari Ann Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
  • Reimbursement form link
  • For questions or concerns with reimbursement contact treasurer@maea.net.  The subject line should include Reimbursement.
  • If a presenter has a special need that exceeds that amount, please contact MAEA President, Tina Hyde. president@maea.net 

Tentative Schedule


  11:00 -  4:00     Registration

  1:30 -  6:00       High Quality Workshops!

  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

Artist Trading Post

Do you like trading? Have unused or overstocked art supplies? Bring your items and you'll be able to swap or barter your offerings to MAEA members on Friday night. No money is to be exchanged per campground rules. What to bring: new or used tradable art supplies and a bag or box to take stuff home in. The goal is to get rid of items you can't use or no longer want and to gain items you can use and want! Limit what you bring to what you can fit in a lap-sized box. Be prepared to take back home with you whatever you don't end up bartering or give away. For more information contact Andrea Aeschliman at andrea.aeschliman@sjsd.k12.mo.us

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Additional Information 

What to bring: Bring your blue MAEA name pouch if your received one at a previous conference. Name pouches will be available for $5.00 each.

Personal Art Kit: (suggested) Sketchbook, scissors, glue, watercolors, pencils, erasers, markers, brushes or other materials for your personal use. Most workshops provide materials, however, extra materials may be listed on ArtBytes for specific workshops.