Professional Learning

Introducing the 2017 Art Ed Now Winter Conference!

Did you know that the most anticipated Art Ed event of the season has officially been released? That’s right! You can now grab your spot for the 2017 Art Ed Now Winter Conference!

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Like previous conferences, this event will leave you bursting with fresh ideas from some of the most engaging and innovative voices in Art Ed.

The event is set for Saturday, February 18th, 2017.

We’ve already released an amazing line up of presenters, and there are so many more to come!

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see them all, including author of the popular “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” series, Mike Venezia!


Mike will talk about writing and illustrating over 120 books, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at his studio and his work. You won’t want to miss it!

In fact, the entire 2017 Winter Art Ed Now Conference is designed to give you an inspiring boost for the second half of the school year and beyond.

During this one-day event, you’ll get to see over 20 amazing presentations curated especially for YOU! In addition, we’re giving away thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, freebies, handouts, and product samples. (You can see all of our great sponsors on the event page.)  To top things off, you’ll receive helpful, relevant downloads that accompany each and every presentation!

Check out the video below to get a sense of just how amazing this event will be.


 Watch alone, or watch with friends! 

You get together with your friends to watch other big television events. Why not get together with your coworkers for Art Ed Now and throw a PD party?! Art Ed Now is perfect for teams, and you can get 20% off your registration if you have a group of 5 or more–contact us for details!

Even better? Ask your district to pay for it! We’ve created a handy download to help you explain to your administration why the Art Ed Now Conference is worth your time. We’re providing this as a Word document so that you can tweak the language to fit your needs. Grab your editable copy by clicking the button below!

Download Letter to Admin Now!

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

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We know art teachers are busy. If you have a conflict on the day of the conference, no worries!

You can 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!

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On top of all this, we’re once again providing the first 1,500 conference registrants with a Swag Box full of amazing art ed products. The box is completely free and delivered right to your doorstep! (continental U.S. only)

Be sure to register right away to save your spot and guarantee your Swag Box delivery!

Early Bird Pricing

Register now to take advantage of the special Early Bird Pricing of only $99. That’s $26 off the normal price and a full $50 off the “last chance” registrant price!

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If you’ve never attended one of our conferences, now’s the time! Be inspired by the best and brightest minds in art ed on your own time! Learn more now.

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

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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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