2015 WAEA Conference

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2015 Conference “Artoberfest: A Celebration of Art Education,” Leavenworth, WA

Thanks to all who attending the conference! If you were a presenter – please send our webmaster, Trinity Osborn (trinity.osborn@tbcs.org) your presentation materials in a .jpg or .pdf format and we’d love to post it for members’ resources.


——– 2015 Past Conference Info ——–

General Information

Every Fall the WAEA holds a one-day state professional development conference. Keynote speakers, hands-on art sessions and best practice lectures are the main focus of the conference. The Annual Awards Luncheon and other social opportunities are included in this jam-packed event. Click on the “Registration” link below for more specific details of this amazing event.

For more information about our amazing 2015 Keynote Conference Speaker, Olivia Gude, visit our Keynote Page for videos, links and more. (click here)

Get a Sneak Peak at the CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Pre-Funk Event. Friday October 23, 2015 from 6p-8p at Enzian Inn.

Come the evening before the day of the conference and enjoy a fun-filled, art-filled, hands-on workshop. This event is always a hit and sells out fast! More details to come.

Awards Luncheon

Teachers are nominated for a variety of awards and are honored at this event. See the Awards page for more details about nominating a teacher.

Event Registration

Online and paper registration is available for members and non-members.


Vendor Fair

Art supply stores, publishers and other companies and/or non-profits are invited to have a booth at the Vendor’s Fair.



Hotel Accommodations

When possible we will block out rooms at a hotel close by the event. You are still responsible for booking and payment of your hotel through the hotel directly. Mention this event for possible special rates.

WAEA Discounts are available at three great Leavenworth hotels. 

The Enzian Inn, Alpine Inn and Linderhof Inn with code 9644. Click on Link for more information.


A Glimpse into the Conference…

Arrive on Friday, Oct. 23rd for an afternoon of experiencing the amazing culture and scenery of Leavenworth. Take in the sights, meet some other art educators, and enjoy some of Leavenworth’s amazing delicacies. (OR) sign up for the Pre-Funk Event. Still go out and enjoy a delicious dinner, then head to the workshop from 6p-8p for a hands-on event by a professional guest artist.

Wake up to the mountainous views of the Northwest and head to the conference with a coffee and sweet roll “meet and greet.” Get a nifty swag bag and conference schedule and decide which presentations and events that you would like to attend. Get ready for a jam-packed day of top-notch presentations. Take a break for lunch, provided by the WAEA, enjoy the awards ceremony and fellowship with other WA art educators, then continue attending more amazing presentations. End the evening with choosing a local restaurant of choice and reminisce with new-found conference friends on such a wonderful day of professional development and inspiring creativity.

And if that wasn’t enough… think about staying an additional night and taking the next day just for YOU! Meet up with other educators and have breakfast before you leave or join some on a nature hike and sketching outing.

Whether you come for one day or more – this year’s conference will be the one you will not want to miss! Don’t delay, REGISTER NOW!!