Conference Information

2022 IAEA Statewide Conference

November 10th-12th, 2022
Q Center, St. Charles Illinois

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The IAEA Annual Fall Conference provides professional learning specially designed for art educators by art educators and education professionals. Providing hands-on learning experiences, art making, networking, and more…
Make your plans now to participate in this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with like-minded art education colleagues.

Please make sure you take a look at the different room options as they differ from traditional hotel options.

Standard Guestroom (Max Single Occupancy) $63 per night + tax

Executive Guestroom (Max Double Occupancy) $115 per night + tax  **$25 sharing fee


No Shows and Reservations canceled after Thursday, October 31, 2019 will be charged in full by Q Center to the guest credit card provided.  

All credit cards will be charged in full on [Monday, November 18, 2019]

Lewis Achenbach

Artist Lewis Achenbach is pioneering new realities by practicing the discipline of documenting live performances, specifically creative music, jazz, contemporary classical, ambient and experimental endeavors. Lewis creates on-site, in-venue artworks that capture the frequency in the room. This practice has put Achenbach on a path of spiritual discovery that he shares through his formal Jazz Occurrence Project. A JazzO (for short) is a marriage of the sonic arts and visual arts, when the audience is invited into a site specific happening of artistic creation (the band plays and Lewis paints the music).

Acrylics on canvas, pastels on wood cradle and projected digital are his media/medium.

Lewis moved to NYC at 18, worked for Michael Sporn Animation Studios after graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, moved to the Chicago Suburbs and has been creating live arts since 2012. A drummer once said, “you paint like I play”.

Lewis was the resident visual artist for the Jazz Institute’s XIIV Made In Chicago Festival (Poznan Poland) 2017 and has worked with institutions MCA Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Hyde Park Jazz Society, NYC Winter Jazz Festival 2019. He has been written about by Howard Reich in the Tribune, Izzy Yellin In Downbeat and Neil Tesser in JAZZIZ magazine.

The gala will take place Friday evening after all the sessions and workshops have ended.
Open House in Vendor Space
IAEA Awards
Food, Drink, and Desserts
Artisan’s Gallery
Member’s Art Show
Silent Auction
Student Scholarship Raffle
Learn more HERE!

Tables are only $10! Sell your artwork during the Friday Evening Gala.

Contact the following people with questions about the Conference:

Conference Co-Coordinators

Ingrid Crepas & Sherri Kushner [email protected]

Conference Proposals

Eryn Blaser, [email protected]

Early Bird Registration

Melissa Righter [email protected]

IAEA Awards

Christopher Grodoski, [email protected]

Student Chapters/ Student Volunteers

Danielle Sharp, [email protected]


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