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 to art educator delegates.
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.
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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