Fall Conference

October 4-5, 2024

"Exploring Art Across Curriculums"

Are you interested in joining the 2024-25 MAEA Book Study on STEAM Education: An Interdisciplinary Look at Art in the Curriculum?

Author, Tracey Hunter-Doniger will be onsite at Fall Conference for book signing and workshops. 

Until further notice, refrain from purchasing the book. We are able to purchase a bulk rate.


Our conferences are only successful with amazing presenters...that means YOU!  


Need some ideas on what to present? Here are some suggestions from members:

Focus on K-2 / Collage & Mixed Media / Cross-Curricular Connections / Paper Mache / Ceramics / TAB/ Found Art / Photography/ Pinhole Cameras / Drawing / Motivation / Mental Health/ Artist Skills/ Printmaking/ Fiber Arts / Raku/ Budget Projects / Book Binding / Artist Talks / Comic Books / Nature Art / Wire Sculpture / Batik Dying / Classroom Organization

Presenter reimbursements:  


If you would like to support visual art educators and their students, please consider being a sponsor.  Make a tax deductible donations here.

For other ways to support our Fall Conference and advertise your company, business, or products, see our vendor page or READ THE FALL VENDOR LETTER HERE.


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  a sleeping bag, pillows, personal care items, towel, and 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.  If you normally camp across the road, you will need to make other arrangements; the RV and tent campground will be closed again this year due to renovations.

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 or have other dietary restrictions, make sure to add that information to the registration form in the appropriate box. If you need more information, please contact Tiffany Caldwell at fall.conference@maea.net

Be prepared for weather contingencies: heat, cold, rain, and 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.


Rates (late fee of $35 will apply September 26):

$120    Active/Associate MAEA member

$ 65     Retired member

$ 30     Student member

$75 One day only

NEW! Pay for Fall and Spring Now!

$270    Active/Associate MAEA member

$150   Retired member

$ 90     Student member

Non-members will have the appropriate membership fee added to their conference fee. 

Membership fees can be seen on our membership page.

Methods of payment include Paypal and check. 

Paypal is our preferred method of payment, and will accept credit/debit cards online. 

Checks should be sent to:        MAEA Treasurer, c/o Elizabeth Barker, 25305 Majestic Lane, Lebanon, MO 65536

**Payments must be received by September 26, 2024 or a $35 late fee will be added.