Guess where Nationals are this year?

The 2018 NAEA National Convention will be held March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel. 2018 NAEA National Convention Theme: Art + Design = STEAM

The largest gathering of Visual Arts Educators is being held right HERE in Seattle. If you are looking for avenues to grow as an art educator, inspiration, and premier professional development – attend the National Art Educator Conference.

About the Conference

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.

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

3 Easy Ways to Register:

  1. The online convention registration system will open in late September, which will allow attendees to purchase ticketed events in addition to their registration.
  2. Fax/e-mail this form offsite link download Acrobat Reader including your credit card information to 703-860-2960 or convention@arteducators.org
  3. Mail this form offsite link download Acrobat Reader with your check or credit card information to: NAEA, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

No purchase orders can be accepted.

Registration and payment must be received by the published earlybird deadline in order to receive discounted rates. If not, onsite registration rates apply. Membership must be current at time of registration and throughout the Convention.

Hotel Information

Book your Convention accommodations at special rates, available on an exclusive basis. Below are our official hotels:

Sheraton Seattle Hotel – HEADQUARTERS HOTEL
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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