CAEA Conference Supercharge your Power in Art Education November 4–7, 2020

Conference Overview

Keynote and Featured Speakers  |  Letter to Administrator  |  Master Classes  |  Pricing  |  Registration  |  Sponsorship Opportunities  |  Workshop Proposal Submissions

It’s Fall and CAEA conference time again.  But things are going to be very different this year!

I am sure you have received multiple announcements about various virtual conferences. I would like to share with you why CAEA Virtual 2020 is different and offers you the best in visual arts education professional development. CAEA is not just a one-day session. CAEA Virtual 2020 is live, not pre-recorded, spans 3 days, and includes a 4th evening of Master Artist demonstrations. You can come for a day or the whole conference!

In response to current circumstances, CAEA has opted to cut pricing to make the conference affordable for all.  All registered attendees pay the same price, with the exception of full-time students who are eligible for special pricing for the Conference Bundle.

Conference Bundle — all sessions. Access to all session recordings after the conference.


Saturday ONLY — both UDL morning sessions and the afternoon sessions, 3 speakers, 32 workshops, and networking sessions


Wednesday ONLY — Choice-based Art Education with Melissa Purtee and 16 workshops


Thursday ONLY — the new California Framework and 16 workshops


Full-time Students — Conference Bundle


Interface with Nationally Known Speakers

We are proud to announce that we have 5 notable speakers live at our conference, and you will be able to ask questions through the Q&A and have the feel of attending a real meeting, not a pre-recorded session.

Our speakers are published authors and nationally recognized experts:

  • Melissa Purtee  Choice-based Art Education

  • Kris Alexander  National Standards writer and Director of The California Arts Project

  • Dr. Kristi Oliver  Social-Emotional Learning in the Art Room

  • Liz Byron  Universal Design for Learning and Teaching Art

  • Dr. Marvin Belzer  UCLA Mindfulness Center: self-care and stress management

We are also featuring Malcolm McCrae, the Airbrush Assassin, who will be sharing culturally relevant ways to engage your students.


Interact and Engage with Presenters

Our over 60 workshops include a live format. During this time, you can interact with the speaker and other attendees in real-time. We have learned that it is this INTERACTION that makes our conference special. We have planned a series of break-out/networking sessions that allow you to talk and share with other participants, digest what you have heard, and gain new ideas. Many participants told us that the most valuable time at a “live” conference was that time in the hallway talking to other people---so we have built that into our conference. In addition, we will offer recordings of sessions after the conference for those who missed something.

We know that this is a stressful time for all of you.  In response, we are providing the tools and strategies to help you in your professional career. Our timely topics are ones that your school and district have as priorities. You will become knowledgeable about these topics and be able to demonstrate why your program is indispensable.

Nancy Andrzejczak
CAEA Events Coordinator

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