NAEA National Conference

Join us in Seatle for National Conference!

March 22-24, 2018 | Seattle, Washington

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world’s largest art education convention.

The three-day Convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups…research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours…keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars…with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the world. Each year, some 110-200 exhibitor booths displaying the latest art textbooks, high-tech software, prints, slides, curriculum materials, equipment, and programs, as well as the latest studio and art history media are made available for examination and review by art educator delegates.

It is a professional development opportunity to update oneself on the vista of state-of-the-art materials to advance visual art instruction in local art programs. All sessions and events are 100 percent content-oriented and substantively based. There are no non-content functions such as golf, sightseeing, shopping tours, and the like. Sessions are scheduled daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

How to Attend

The National Convention is held annually in the spring, usually March. Information about the Convention may be found in the summer and fall issues of NAEA News, as well as our website. A Convention schedule is posted online once session scheduling is complete, usually late November or early December of the preceding year. A mobile app is also released 1 month prior to the Convention to assist with your planning.

Call for Presentations

If you wish to be a presenter at the Convention, proposals must be submitted online and NAEA membership is required. The deadline is June 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET.

Registration Information

Preregistration (through 2/15/18)
Onsite Registration (after 2/15/18)

Active NAEA Member: $175 | $205
Student NAEA Member: $115 | $135
Retired NAEA Member: $130 | $160
Guest/Spouse: $130 | $160
Non-Member: $235 | $265

Online registration will open in the fall 2017.

Registration and payment must be received by the published earlybird deadline in order to receive discounted rates. If not, onsite registration rates apply. NO PURCHASE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED. Membership must be current at time of registration and throughout the Convention.

Future Dates

  • 2019 NAEA National Convention: March 14–16 | Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2020 NAEA National Convention: March 26–28 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2021 NAEA National Convention: March 4-6 | Chicago, Illinois
  • 2022 NAEA National Convention: March 3–5 | New York, New York