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Introducing the 2016 Summer ‘ART ED NOW’ Conference!

There’s something about this time of year that feels so rejuvenating. After Spring Break, the final push to summer is on! It’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your time and how you can invest in yourself and your career.

Today, we’re proud to launch our 7th National Online Conference for art educators, and it’s getting a fresh new look! Introducing ART ED NOW.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 14th, 2016! We already have an amazing line-up of presenters announced, and there are many more to come.

“Art Ed Now”

If you’ve attended these events in the past, you’re probably wondering, “Why the name change?” One of the most common questions we get about upcoming conferences is “What will the theme be?”

Our vision for this event has always been a bit different. We’ve always covered the biggest, brightest, most up-and-coming ideas in art ed regardless of a central theme. Therefore, the “theme” was whatever was new and important, whatever was NOW in the world of art ed! “Art Ed Now” is all about showcasing the best and brightest that the field of Art Ed has to offer at this very moment!

The more things change… the more they stay the same.

Although the look is different, everything you’ve come to love about the event will remain the same. Like our past online conferences, the event will be bursting with innovative, practical presentations that cover all aspects of art ed. You’ll experience 20+ hand-picked, incredibly relevant presentations that each come with valuable handouts and downloads. This way, you can take what you learn and apply it directly to your classroom right away!

As always, we’re also giving away thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, freebies, handouts and product samples from some of your favorite art ed companies! See all of our great sponsors on the event page.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live event!

Summer2016AfterPassWhat if your summer trip collides with the conference date of Thursday, July14th? What if your babysitter cancels and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!

Learn more about how you can watch the conference on your own terms for an entire year after the event right here.

FREE Swag Box to the first 1,500 attendees!

Summer2016SwagBoxBack by popular demand, the first 1,500 conference registrants will once again receive a bonus Swag Box full of amazing art ed products, delivered right to their doorstep!

We’re filling the Swag Box with some really cool supplies. Register right away to save your spot and guarantee your Swag Box delivery!

Early Bird Pricing

If you’ve attended an AOE Online Conference in the past and already know how great it is, register now to take advantage of the special Early Bird Pricing at only $99. That’s $26 off the normal price and a full $50 off the “last chance” late-registrant price!

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If you’ve never attended one of our conferences, there has never been a better time to give it a try! Get phenomenal presentations and amazing giveaways on your time! Learn more now.

For complete event details, head over to the conference page.

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Tracy Hare

Tracy Hare, a middle school art educator, is a former AOEU Writer. She strives to deepen students’ 21st-century skills by encouraging them to practice critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

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