The 2015 NAEA National Convention will be held March 26-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana
at the New Orleans Convention Center and Hilton New Orleans Riverside
The 2015 NAEA National Convention Theme is:
The Art of Design: Form, Function, and the Future of Visual Arts Education
VISUAL ARTS include the traditional fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture; media arts including film, graphic communications, animation and emerging technologies; architectural, environmental and industrial arts such as urban, interior, product and landscape design; folk arts; and works of art such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, works in wood, paper, and other materials. (NAEA 2012)
The 2015 NAEA National Convention will investigate the comprehensive role of design in our modern world and its implications for visual arts education. The lines between art and design are rapidly converging. Design surrounds us in media, architecture, landscapes, and the products that we use every day. The city of New Orleans has redesigned its sense of place, post Katrina, and provides an inspiring background for the exploration of art and design; a place where large scale experimentation is transforming buildings, public spaces, neighborhoods and thoroughfares – NOLA is sure to broaden our view of art and design and inspire fresh ideas about how to use the new national arts standards to design learning that ensures optimal growth for our students and ourselves.
NAEA invites proposals from its members that embrace thoughtful integration of design thinking into the student art experience and demonstrate current strategies for innovative teaching that supports student learning. NAEA continues to collaborate with numerous partners to provide the premiere professional development event for K-20 art educators, administrators, museum educators, preservice members, retired art educators, and teaching artists. We are seeking interactive and engaging proposals for our 2015 National Convention in New Orleans, LA, March 26-28. Suggested topics might include the following:
To submit a presentation proposal, review the NAEA Convention Presenter Policy below and then
proceed to "New Speaker" at the bottom of this page. By submitting a presentation proposal,
you are agreeing to the NAEA Convention Presenter Policy.
REQUIREMENT: Presentations must reflect one or more of the following NAEA Strategic Planning
Individual Presentation Limit Policy: Individuals may not be accepted for more than two presentations as the principal presenter or co-presenter [you may be accepted for two as main presenter and two as co-presenter] at the annual National Convention, with the exception of business meetings, divisional or regional functions, or at the invitation of the National Convention Program Coordinator.
Each year NAEA receives more than 1,800 Convention presentations and schedules approximately 900 sessions and events, including 200 business meetings and forums, meal functions, special workshops, and off-site events. This policy was adopted to ensure a more equitable distribution of member presenters.
NAEA membership is REQUIRED for all presenters and co-presenters to submit and present at the 2015 NAEA National Convention. We will immediately verify membership for the main presenter and co-presenters upon presentation submissions. All memberships must be active now and in March 2015.
Presentations not meeting NAEA membership requirements for presenters and co-presenters will automatically be rejected.
Before adding a co-presenter, please verify with them that they wish to be added to your session and acquire their membership status and NAEA member ID number.
Please verify your NAEA membership and/or renew or join PRIOR to submitting a presentation proposal. E-mail membership inquiries to email@example.com or call us toll-free: 800-299-8321, 8:15 AM-4:30 PM EST, Monday-Friday.
Co-presenters may not be added or changed once presentations have been submitted.
If accepted, I understand that I and all my co-presenters must pay the registration fee for the Convention and register by the earlybird deadline (February 26, 2015) in order to have my/our presentation listed in the program catalog.
If accepted, I agree to present the session information as given on this submittal form.
With the exception of General Sessions and invited presentations, NAEA cannot pay an honorarium or expenses for anyone presenting at the Convention.
I agree that if I am unable to attend and/or present my scheduled session and I do not notify NAEA, then I acknowledge that I will not be allowed to present at the following year's Convention.
As a presentation applicant, I agree as follows:
Please use the correct NAEA member ID number for all presenters listed on the presentation form. Your member ID number is the first set of numbers listed on your NAEA membership card or the mailing labels of NAEA News and Art Education. If you need assistance in locating your NAEA ID number, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-299-8321 between 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM EST, Monday-Friday.
Suitability/Relevance–Proposal provides relevance to Convention theme, suitability for division/issues groups, etc., timeliness, and general interest level of topic. Supports mission of NAEA.
5 Clearly describes relevance to theme, suitability for division/issue group,
etc., timeliness, and high interest level.
4 Reasonably relevant, suitable, timely.
3 Somewhat timely, suitable, and relevant.
2 Major problems evident in suitability/relevance.
1 Not suitable to division/organization/issue group/etc., and will not be
of interest to the arts education community.
Quality–Proposal clearly demonstrates innovation, context of best practices, logical and clear successes and/or failures of instructional practices, and thorough description. Promotes rigor, thought, and challenge.
5 Clearly demands attention and admiration; clear evidence of personal
vision/style/innovation; clear use of best practices and reflection.
4 Stimulate attention and reasonable interest. Reasonable evidence of best
3 Some evidence of personal vision/style, some evidence of best practices.
2 Lacks evidence of best practices, does not compel attention, vague.
1 Unappealing, lacks scholarly support for ideas.
NAEA strives to notify members of the status of their presentation submission as early as possible, but cannot guarantee notification prior to December 1, 2014. For inquiries, please call 703-860-8000, ext. 281, or e-mail email@example.com.
You will create your proposal log-in and password with your first submission for 2015. You must create a new username and password each year; it does not carry over from the previous year. Already logged in this year but forgot your password? Contact NAEA at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be e-mailed to you.