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Registration for the Summer 2022 NOW Conference has ended.

Featured Presenter: Ekow Nimako

Join Ekow Nimako as he shares a look at his studio and the stories behind his incredible LEGO® creations.

Featured Presenter: Dr. Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Dr. Ulcca Joshi Hansen will join the NOW Conference for a live presentation and discussion about showing students how to follow their passions and strengths, and why we need to rethink what it means to be smart.


The Summer 2022 NOW Conference Schedule

Whether you join NOW live at the Conference Kickoff and the Main Event, or watch on-demand in the After Pass, you’ll walk away buzzing with ideas and inspiration for the art room.

View the Summer 2022 NOW Conference Schedule   

Join Thousands of Art Teachers from Around the World at the Virtual NOW Conference!

Connect with thousands of art educators from around the world in a multi-day event full of artmaking, creativity, and discovery—all without leaving your home. Access all presentations and download resources on-demand for a full year following the conference to immediately implement in the art room.

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Meet Your Hosts

The NOW Conference will be hosted by Art Ed Radio Host Tim Bogatz & Director of K-12 PD Amanda Heyn.


Why every art teacher should attend:

  • Multi-day event with highly engaging, TED Talk-style presentations and art-making activities that you can immediately implement in the art room.
  • Connect with over 2,000 art teachers from around the world!
  • Over 30 highly practical and relevant art ed presentations, handpicked and expertly curated by AOEU.
  • On-demand access to all presentations, downloads, and resources for a full year after the live conference with the After Pass.

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Earn PD with Your Art Team

Many districts purchase the NOW Conference for their art teachers to receive quality PD together. NOW incorporates artmaking activities and discussions that you and your art team can immediately implement in your art rooms. Don’t pay out of pocket and learn more about special team pricing for your district.


You Deserve This

Your career is worth it, your students are worth it, and you are worth it! This is the super-affordable professional learning experience every art teacher deserves. Best of all, if for any reason you don’t enjoy or get value out of the conference, we’ll refund 100% of your purchase, no questions asked.


Swag Box FAQ

Swag boxes for the Summer 2022 NOW Conference are sold out.


NOW Conference Sponsors

The NOW Conference is sponsored by some truly amazing art ed companies. Companies that care about helping art teachers and their students get the best results possible.

Sponsors are added regularly. Become one!

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NOW conference falls outside of the scope of the DEAC accreditation.