Spring Conference

Dream. Design. Do! Diving Deep into Critical Thinking

March 23-25, 2023

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield, MO Registration Opens November 1st, 2022

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!

Illustrator & Designer

Over the past 15 years, Manuel Herrera has keynoted and presented interactive workshops at a variety of events across the country both in-person and virtually. His highly engaging talks, workshops, and sessions focus on creativity, visual thinking, and sketch noting.



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.

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.

Presentations & Times

Coming Soon - See what Presenters and Workshops are going to be at the Conference!

Overall Conference Schedule of Events

Conference T-Shirt

Limited merchandise to be sold at Bizarre Bazaar! T-shirts will need to be ordered prior to conference. Store will open January 2023.

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.

15% off & Free Shipping Code

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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