Conference 2020 Update

Planning was underway for the annual MAEA conference to be hosted at Worcester State University in the fall of 2020. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, on April 9, 2020, the MAEA Board of Directors voted to shift planning to a virtual conference for the 2020 annual MAEA conference.

After much reflection and conversation, the MAEA Conference Committee has revised their suggestion to hold a virtual conference. The reason for this pivot is we recognized the virtual meeting fatigue we were all feeling in May and will likely feel in the fall. We believe smaller virtual gatherings each month over the next year will help to minimize that fatigue and provide the support our members need at this time.

We are offering a series of Zoom conversations and virtual events for members this summer. Check out the first Art Education Zoom Series event here. Look for more information coming soon! We also plan to explore the option of a one day hands-on conference in the spring of 2021, provided it is safe to do so at that time.

The committee would like to express our gratitude to everyone who took the time to share your ideas and feedback with us regarding a virtual conference. If you have additional questions, feedback, or topic suggestions for our virtual gatherings please contact Shannon Carey, MAEA Conference Committee Chair.

We look forward to hosting an in-person event in the Worcester area in the future!