CAEA State Conference 2024

November 8–11, 2024

Hotel Fera Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Orange County
100 The City Dr N
Orange, CA 92868

Conference Speakers

Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz, a pioneering voice in contemporary Chicano art and satire, captivates audiences with his incisive wit and bold commentary. As a renowned syndicated cartoonist, writer, and cultural commentator, Alcaraz fearlessly navigates the complex terrain of identity, politics, and social justice, challenging stereotypes and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities. With a unique blend of humor and activism, his work transcends boundaries, sparking important conversations and inspiring change. From his groundbreaking comic strip "La Cucaracha" to his contributions to television and film, Alcaraz continues to shape the cultural landscape with his uncompromising vision and unwavering dedication to truth-telling.

Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton is a visionary illustrator and storyteller whose work illuminates the beauty and complexity of the human experience. With a distinctive style characterized by vibrant colors, fluid lines, and intimate detail, MacNaughton captures the essence of her subjects with remarkable empathy and insight. From her captivating illustrations in best-selling books to her poignant visual journalism in publications like The New York Times and The Atlantic, she seamlessly blends art and narrative to create powerful, resonant stories that resonate with audiences around the world. With a keen eye for the extraordinary in the everyday, MacNaughton celebrates the richness of diversity and the universality of emotion, inviting viewers to see the world with fresh eyes and an open heart.