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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 140-200 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 to art educator delegates.

It is a professional development opportunity to update yourself on the vista of state-of-the-art materials to advance visual art instruction in your program. All NAEA sessions and events are 100% content-oriented and substantively based. There are no NAEA non-content functions such as golf, sightseeing, shopping tours and the like. Sessions are scheduled from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm every day.


Why should you be a part of the NAEA National Convention?
The NAEA National Convention is the largest professional gathering of visual arts educators in the world! Our attendees tell us each year how much they appreciate seeing and testing products in person in the Exhibit Hall. As an exhibitor, you will make this personal connection with thousands of prospective customers. Your brand and marketing message will be promoted as one of the most innovative and trusted in the business.

What products and services are attendees looking for?
NAEA National Convention attendees love to discover new products, concepts, and techniques intended for all skill levels and ages. They are looking for materials, ideas, and services ranging from classic art supplies to up-to-the-minute media, technology, processes, and professional development opportunities; curriculum resources; college and university programs; visual aids; painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking, ceramic, glass, and metal arts supplies; art-related travel; graphic design, photography and drafting supplies; and more!

Who attends the Convention?
NAEA members include PreK-12 art educators, university professors, administrators, supervisors, museum educators, and art education students from across the United States and many foreign countries. Our membership also includes publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, parents, retired art educators, and others concerned about quality art education.

About NAEA

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading international professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators. In addition, NAEA serves more than 45,000 student members who belong to the National Art Honor Society or are university students preparing to be art educators. NAEA’s mission is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/29/2014 - 03/31/2014
Conference/Event Hours: Sat. - Mon. 8am - 11pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/29/2014 - 03/31/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sat. - Mon. 10am - 3pm
First Move-In Date: 03/28/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Education Events
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Education, Education Events
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Audience: PreK-12 Art Educators, University Professors, Administrators, Supervisors, Museum Educators, Art Education Students, Publishers, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Art Materials, Parents, Retired Art Educators, Others Concerned About Quality Art Education
Notes: Connect with thousands of visual arts education professionals.

NAEA Membership:

Elementary: 25%
Middle: 11%
Secondary: 31%
Combined K-12: 8%
Administration: 3%
Higher Education: 7%
Museum Education: 4%
Unspecified Division: 11%
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Venue Phone: (619) 525-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:140-200
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:NAEA
Show Manager:NAEA
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,695   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $100   Water: n/a
20' x 20' Island Additional $400   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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