Spring Conference

Dream. Design. Do.
Dive Deep into Critical Thinking

March 23-25, 2023

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield, MO

Registration is OPEN - Click Here

Call for Spring Conference Presenters

We are accepting certain workshops and presentations for the Spring Conference in Springfield based on content and grade level. If you have a presentation idea, please fill out the form below by January 15, 2023. Any questions, please contact Rosemary Ziegler, president.elect@maea.net.



If you would like to support visual art educators and their students, please consider being a sponsor. Tax deductible donations here. Other ways to support our Spring Conference and advertise your company, business, or products, see our vendor page.


MAEA is offering SEVERAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS throughout the conference. Check out who is in the line-up below! We also have special guest presenters on site and via Zoom. Don't miss out!

Illustrator & Designer


Manuel is a veteran educator, an international speaker, and an accomplished illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, and design thinking. Over the past 19 years, Manuel has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & The International Sketchnote Camp. Manuel has illustrated books, publications, and graphics for a variety of organizations, publishers, and schools. In 2018 Manuel became a Google Innovator at LAX18, and in 2016 he was named the Midwest Education Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. Currently, Manuel is a Product Success Manager for Adobe. You can follow Manuel on Twitter and Instagram at @manuelherrera33 or by visiting his website www.manueldraws.com.

Manual Herrera will be our Friday Breakfast Keynote Speaker with a hands-on workshop, Drawing as a Thinking Process, in addition to conducting a supersession workshop on Friday.

Dr. Janie Pyle

Professional Learning Coordinator

Dr. Janie Pyle 's expertise includes educational leadership and management of the educational process, curriculum review and standardization, effective instruction and coaching, and teacher retention through teacher leadership and motivation.

Janie has been published in Larry Ainsworth’s and Kristen Anderson’s book, Getting Started with Rigorous Curriculum Design. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Special Education and School Administration. She received her Doctorate from the University of LaVerne in Southern California in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching, Janie has experience as an elementary and secondary principal, assistant superintendent, and Superintendent. Janie is currently the Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability for Raytown Quality Schools in Raytown, Missouri located in the Kansas City area. She will be speaking on MSIP6 and its credibility within the visual art curriculum and Missouri Visual Art Standards.

American Artist


Emmy Award Winning Artist Mark Kistler starred in the 1980's Public Television Children's Series "The Secret City!", and in the 1990's "The Imagination Station!". Now he webcasts live every day teaching the world the joy of drawing!

His PBS Children's Television Series, Books, Comic Con Appearances, K-12 School Assemblies, Online Webcast, and Summer Art Camps have taught millions around the world how to draw, he CAN teach your kids too!

To find out more information and resources visit; https://www.markkistler.com/about"


Mark Kistler will be giving a virtual workshop on Friday and will be our Saturday Luncheon Keynote Speaker with a hands-on workshop, so plan to actively engaged Saturday, 12:30-2pm.

EVERY REGISTERED PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF HIS LATEST BOOK, Half Hour of Pencil Power: Fast & Fun Drawing Lessons for the Whole Family!

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) and Special Initiatives for NAEA

Artist, Educator, Designer


Director of AP Art & Design College Board


"Learn more about AP Art"

Contemporary Pop Artist


Watch a video on Michael Albert and his work. He will be at the MAEA Spring Conference giving away free posters and presenting a workshop, "American Pop Art Experience." Since Michael is traveling to Missouri, he also has some days available to do assemblies/workshops at your schools, libraries, museums, etc. March 20, 21, 27, and 28 he is available. Contact him directly to visit your school.

Hotel Information

The conference will be at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center located at

2546 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803.

Special Room Rate for Conference attendees will be $119/night plus taxes. This special rate is good for 2 days prior to the conference as well as 2 days after the conference.

Follow this link to make your reservations at the Oasis Hotel. If you use the link above, you will need to put in your exact dates and the number of people, or the website will not be able to gather room details to make a reservation If you having trouble please call the hotel directly at 417-866-5253 and use code BSQNVC or tell them you are with "Missouri Art Education Association."

Hotel just went through a $4.4 million renovation! Check out the hotel!

Conference Fees:

Registration November 1- February 21

Active Member/Assoc Member Registration $150.00

Retired/Emeritus Member Registration $85.00

Student/Pre-service Member Registration $60.00

Active Member Saturday Only Registration $80.00

Non-member/Renewal Registration $240.00

Assoc Non-member/Renewal Registration $235.00

Retired Non-member/Renewal Registration $135.00

Student Non-member/Renewal Registration $105.00

1st Year Teacher Non-member/Registration $225.00

Saturday Only Non-member/Renewal Reg. $80 + appropriate membership fee.

Late and Onsite Registration February 22 -March 23

Active Member/ Assoc Member Registration $185.00

Active Retired Member Registration $85.00

Active Student Member Registration $60.00

Active Member Saturday Only $115.00

Non-Member/Renewal Registration $275.00

Assoc Non-Member/Renewal Registration $270.00

Retired Non-Member/Renewal Registration $135.00

Student Non-Member/Renewal Registration $105.00

First Year Teacher Non-member/Registration $260.00

Saturday Only Non-member/Renewal Reg. $115 + appropriate membership fee.

Tentative Schedule

2023 MAEA Spring Conference Tentative Schedule.pdf


Sign up for the

Thursday, March 23



Friday, March 24


DONATE an item to Artapalooza

ART Zone Pre/Post Conference Workshops

Thursday, Saturday

3:30-9pm, choose your time

Slip Casting Molds $15

Pottery Wheel Time $15

Sign up for the "Bass Pro Photography Studio Tour"


Friday, March 24


LIMITED to 25!

Workshop Descriptions

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List of Vendors

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Check out and support our 2022 Spring Conference Vendors

Welcome! In this virtual book display, we feature a range of new and noteworthy Teachers College Press titles for the MAEA community.

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Check out Bracker's table in the vendor area at the conference.
Flexible art education resources and curriculum to meet the needs of every art teacher. Be sure to stop by and see them in the vendor area.

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