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NAEA Boston Convention

WE INVITE YOU to join us at the 2019 NAEA National Convention—the largest gathering of visual arts education professionals in the world. Choose from 1,000+ engaging and informative sessions, workshops, tours, events, and exhibits designed by and for art educators. Brighten your professional and personal horizons in an impactful way while connecting with colleagues from around the globe. There’s nothing else like it!

Make sure you register for the NAEA Convention in Boston by February 7 – the registration fee increases after that date.
Get Administration’s Support to Attend the Convention
Make sure your administration supports your convention attendance – share this letter from NAEA Executive Director Deborah Reeve with your administration to get their support. Additionally this handout includes tips and tools to help you advocate and get approval from your administration so you can get to Boston and get the most out of your experience. This is a document you don’t want to skip reading!
Home Stays
Live close to the Hynes Convention Center and have an extra room to spare? Planning to go to the convention, but not sure where you might stay? We’ve put together a Google Doc to help you connect with someone who can help you! If you are looking to find a room note your information, and then check back to make that connection!
MAEA Awards Ceremony
The MAEA Board of Directors is looking forward to honoring and celebrating the 2019 MAEA Art Educators of the Year at the 2019 NAEA Convention in Boston and we hope you will join us!
The awards ceremony has been scheduled for March 16, 2019 at 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. in Meeting Room 310/Center at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Registration for the NAEA Convention is NOT required to attend the MAEA Awards Ceremony.
Convention T-Shirt Presale
Be “Wicked Smart” and order your limited edition MAEA t-shirt to commemorate the 2019 NAEA Convention in Boston March 14 – 16.
  • T-shirts were available for presale purchase for $22 through February 18.
  • Presale t-shirts should be picked up at the host committee table in the Hynes Convention Center March 14 – 16, or they will be shipped after the convention for an additional shipping cost of $6.
  • A limited quantity of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the host committee table for $27.
  • T-shirt design created by Woburn High School Art Educator, Anne Fitzgerald!
  • If you have any questions about your presale order, please contact Melissa Mastrolia at presidentelect@massarted.com.
Artisan Gallery – Sell Your Work

NAEA recognizes that a large number of members are working visual artists, as well as educators. We also know that members appreciate and are inspired by the work of their colleagues. Once again, NAEA will host an Artisans Gallery at the 2019 Convention, providing members with a space to showcase and sell their small works of art and handmade items.

In order to sell your work at the Artisans Gallery, you must register to participate and must be registered for the NAEA convention. Registration is $30 per table. Set up will be 6-7 pm, teardown 9-10 pm. Learn more.