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2018 CAEA State Conference

Welcome Aboard CAEA!

By Dr. Nancy Andrzejczak
[email protected]  

This year CAEA is taking a cruise, albeit we will never leave port. Join us aboard the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, November 9-12, 2018. This conference is one of the most jam-packed conferences ever with maximum professional development and fun. The conference is designed to help you navigate new horizons in Visual Art Education.

First, the structure of the conference is different. The actual conference begins 5PM on November 9th aboard the ship. But we don’t want to waste a minute, so we have loaded Friday beginning at 9AM with pre-conference events with a visit to Long Beach Unified School District’s Wilson High School, a distinguished CTE high school and their VAPA Magnet-Renaissance High School for the Arts. Then you can choose between museum tours (Museum of Latin American Art, University Art Museum or LB Museum of Art), master classes, and even Art Deco or History ship tours. Then Friday night, there will be a huge reception with the exhibitors with fun hands-on demonstrations. For those who love mystery and spooky fun, sign up for the ghost tour that night—the QM is one of the most haunted places in the US.

Next, Saturday and Sunday are loaded with workshops and master classes. Saturday evening, you can hop the free shuttle to the Long Beach Art Walk. Then, you won’t want to miss our first Curriculum Slam on Sunday! Sunday night, stay aboard the ship with workshops, Artisan’s Fair, and master classes until after 9PM! Monday morning we will offer “workshopping” – where you will be able to pick from a buffet of 20-25 mini-sessions. This will be followed by our awards brunch.

We lined up an absolutely fantastic group of speakers for you. While diverse in background and topic, the connecting strand of innovation and creativity links them all. Our speakers include: Cindy Foley from the Columbus Museum of Art, Wendy Maruyama, Renowned Artist and furniture maker, Dr. Marilyn Stewart, our featured Scholar Speaker, and Dionisio Ceballos, Emmy winner and multi-disciplinary artist.

One of our new featured events is Lunch with a Mentor. This event is ONLY for pre-service through year five teachers. Tickets for this event are very limited. Davis Publications is a key sponsor for this event to keep the luncheon price affordable. Marilyn Stewart will be one of the mentors available during the luncheon. This event combines lunch and network time with a variety of mentors. If you are a new teacher don’t miss this event on Saturday.

Last, but not least! The conference doesn’t end November 12th. Included in your registration fee, we have planned a conference Post Day in the spring of 2019 that will be offered across the state. To accommodate our vast state, Post Day activities will be held at numerous locations North to South. This day will provide you with the opportunity to share the ideas you tried as well as, network and learn from teachers from your area.

All aboard and don’t miss the boat!!


Conference Pricing

A full breakdown of prices will be available early April with the full registration form. However, here is a brief overview of registration prices designed to be used for budget planning and requests not registration. If you need to register before the form is available please email: [email protected]

Full Conference Registration

  EARLY Early Bird
Early Bird
After 10/20
or onsite
$295 $350 $450
4 or more teachers
from same district***
$275 $325 $425
  *** All teachers must be current CAEA members, send forms together
and use a separate registration form for each teacher.

$100 $125 $200
$250 $325 $425
Non-member $400 $475 $575

Conference Registration: Click  here for more information

Master Classes:  $60, please refer to Master Class page for list of classes

Tours: Please refer to Tours page, http://www.caea-arteducation.org/tours

Special Events

  1. Lunch with a Mentor (Pre-service-5th year teachers ONLY) $15
  2. Featured Workshop with Cindy Foley, Keynote Speaker, $30


To join CAEA or renew your membership, please visit the NAEA membership website at www.arteducators.org/membership


Stay Aboard the Queen!

Some people wonder why stay at the conference hotel? We believe it is part of the conference experience. It allows for late night meetings at the bar with friends or walks with new buddies on the deck. We have worked to provide a good conference rate that includes a discount on the room, parking and free internet. One member shared that she saved $250 using the CAEA rate. The rooms while modernized, maintain that time machine feel—you will float back in time to the 1950s when the Queen ruled the seas.

Use this link http://www.caea-arteducation.org/hotel-information to make your reservation. If you have ADA needs please call. The Queen has ADA rooms, but the number is limited so make your reservation EARLY. Also, there are limited numbers of suites and ocean view rooms—so that is another reason to reserve early. Help us make our room commitment by staying aboard the ship.

Still want to cut costs-we will facilitate finding you a roommate. We already have people who are looking to share twin rooms. Just email: [email protected] and we can help match you up with someone to split the cost.

Looking for a Conference Roommate?

Sharing a room is a great way to save money and meet other art teachers. We will keep a list of people looking for a roommate. If you would like to be added to the list, send the following information to Nancy Andrzejczak, [email protected]

    • First and Last Name
    • Gender
    • Your intended arrival date
    • Your intended departure date
    • Email address
    • Contact phone
    • Have you already reserved a room at the conference hotel?


CAEA Conference App

Want the latest information about the conference? the schedule of workshops, master classes, keynote speakers, tours and more—download our CAEA conference app. You can see the daily schedule, select things you are interested in and then you will create your own personalized agenda. You can link with friends and plan together. Check out the local scene. Feel free to share the app with other teachers so they can see what CAEA is doing this year! This is one exciting conference!


  • Download the CAEA official Event App for iPhone or Android by visiting this website: http://bit.ly/CAEA_App
  • After the app is installed, please Sign Up and setup your Profile!
  • Go to the Events Tab and select Search for an Event
  • Search for and find California Art Education Association State Conference 2018
  • Select Join Now
  • Click here to learn more about how to navigate the app.
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