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What is Art Ed Now?

Art Ed Now is the world’s largest online conference for art educators! This affordable, one-day event (join us  live or watch on-demand for an entire year) features 20+ inspiring and innovative TED TALK-style presentations covering topics that are relevant right NOW in Art Ed!

An Exciting Day for The Art Team

You can enjoy a full day of art-making and discussion with your district art team. Districts have access to special ‘team’ pricing – meaning you won’t have to pay out of pocket.

I Want to Attend with My Team   


Why every art teacher should attend!

  • Highly-engaging, fast-paced, TED Talk style presentations, full of real-world, practical art room strategies
  • Connect with over 2,000 art teachers from around the world!
  • Zero travel costs: no hotels, no gas, no food stipends. Attend from home in your PJs, if you want!
  • Enjoy it live, or watch later at your own pace for an entire year using the conference “AOEU After Pass,” included with every registration.
  • 20+ highly-practical and relevant art ed presentations, hand-picked and expertly curated by AOEU.
  • Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, freebies, handouts, product samples, and more, from art ed companies you love!
  • Inspirational messages from big-name presenters you know and love including authors, bloggers, artists and other art ed leaders.
  • Useful downloads which accompany every presentation ensure you can actually put the tips and strategies you learn to use right away in your real-world art room.
  • Every attendee receives an official certificate for 8 PD hours.
  • The first 2,000 registrants with an address in the Continental U.S. receive a full box of art ed goodies, supplies, product samples, and art materials, delivered directly to your door.

Register Now

Art Ed Now vs Traditional Conference

Attending in-person conferences can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. The Art Ed Now Conference was designed for working parents and busy art teachers. You get all the benefits of a traditional conference, without leaving the comfort of home.

Benefits Traditional Conference Art Ed Now
High-quality presentations and keynote speeches
Giveaways, drawings, door prizes
Interact/engage with art educators from around the world
Swag Box with coupons and other freebies
Big name presenters and art ed personalities you already love
Watch on-demand for an entire year
Exclusive access to rich materials, handouts, downloads
100% AOE curated content - no fluff and no amateur presentations
Attend from the comfort of home
No dining expenses
No lodging expenses
No travel expenses
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Sammy Holland

Sammy Holland

Using e-Learning Days to Expand Your Teaching

Don Masse

Don Masse

Experimentation and Ideas for Digital Photography

Kerri Waller

Kerri Waller

Strategies to Advance and Advocate for Your Art Program

Caitlyn Thompson

Caitlyn Thompson

Exploration and Creativity Through Bookbinding


A Day to Create

Enjoy a hands-on presentation in every hour throughout the conference. That’s right! Artmaking. Every. Single. Hour.

Attendees receive a Guide to Artmaking prior to the event so you can be ready to create and share your artwork in the exclusive attendee Facebook group.

Busy on the day of the conference?

What if something comes up and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!

The Conference After Pass (free with your registration) gives you access to every presentation and every download for a full year after the event has concluded! It also includes:

  • On-Demand Access 24/7/365
  • Every Conference Presentation/Handout/Download
  • Closed Captioning
  • Several Bonus Presentations
  • High Definition Playback


Register now to secure yours!

Imagine receiving a box in the mail bursting with awesome art products, free samples, and test materials to try in your art room. Jackpot!

The first 2,000 conference registrants (in the Continental U.S.) will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.

Incredibly affordable to attend!

Art Ed Now is affordable for every art teacher – you get everything (including an entire year of on-demand access) for $149.

Do you need administration approval?

If you need your administrator’s approval to attend on your own, all you need to do is download this letter of support.  Your odds of approval improve if you involve your team. When seeking approval, let your administrator know your entire art team can attend together.

I want to attend with my team!   

Attend and Earn 8 PD Hours!

Attend the conference and you’ll receive an official signed certificate of participation documenting 8 hours of professional development. You can present this certificate to your school* to earn PD points or PD hours.

*Always check with your school to ensure compatibility.

How Does it Work?

If you have computer and an email address — and you know how to browse the internet — you already have all you need to attend this incredible event! Once you register, we’ll email you all the information and invitation links you need to access the conference.

1. Register and Pay

2. Event Details Arrive Via Email

3. Attend & Interact on Saturday, February 1

4. Download PD Certificate

5. Join Us Live or Watch On-Demand for an Entire Year