The wait is over! Registration is now open for this year’s virtual IAEA conference. Claim your spot for this incredible learning opportunity. Walk away inspired by leaders in the fields of Art Education, design, and instructional technology. At the same time, recharge and rejuvenate as you learn from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to seeing you online on November 6th and 7th!
The IAEA Annual Fall Conference provides professional learning specially designed for art educators by art educators and education professionals.
Conference Frequently Asked Questions:
What does my conference registration include?
Your paid registration for IAEA’s 2020 Virtual Conference includes access to the digital conference platform where you can view conference presentations on November 6th – 7th 2020, and for 30 days after the conclusion of the conference. Additionally, IAEA is partnering with the Michigan Art Association! IAEA members who register for our conference will get bonus access to select MAEA content.
How long will I be able to access the conference sessions?
IAEA Members who register for the virtual conference have access to IAEA presentations, recorded MAEA (Michigan Art Education Association) presentations, plus potential live collaborative events with Michigan during the IAEA conference (more info to come!). Access to MAEA’s conference sessions will be available after the conclusion of the November 14-15th MAEA virtual conference. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for 30 days and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.
My school district will be registering me online, what information do they need to do so?
If your district or school is registering and/or paying for your conference registration, make sure YOUR name is included in the registration information so you will be included in the records.
Please make sure that the person that will be registering you has all your pertinent information such as email address, Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN), etc.
What if I’m not a licensed Illinois teacher, but I still need a certificate of completion for my employer?
No problem! Simply enter “no IEIN” in the IEIN field on the registration field and send a follow-up email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you accept checks as a form of payment?
Please select the ‘CHECK’ option when finalizing your online conference registration. Be aware that your online conference registration will NOT be confirmed until your check has been received. If a check is not received within 14 days of registration submission, your registration will be canceled. Checks can be made payable to IAEA and sent to Melissa Righter, IAEA Conference Registrar, 1321 Morningstar Ct., Naperville, IL 60564
Payment for the conference must be received prior to November 6th, 2020 to ensure participants receive their login information to the digital conference platform.
Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO) as a form of payment?
IAEA does not accept Purchase Orders as a form of payment.
How do I cancel my conference registration?
To cancel your conference registration, you must submit your request in writing (ie. email) to the Conference Registrar, Melissa Righter by October 31st, 2020. A $35 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. Allow 4-6 weeks after the conference to receive an authorized refund.
After October 31, 2020, no refunds will be processed, however you can authorize in writing (ie. email) to have a colleague attend in your place.
How does a virtual conference work?
The IAEA virtual conference will take place online on November 6th – 7th 2020. IAEA is using Socio as an online platform to deliver this year’s conference content. Beginning November 6th you can access conference sessions on your computer, tablet, or even smartphone. Conference presenters will share content in a variety of ways. Some sessions, like Super Sessions, will be live. General sessions may be live, mock live, or pre-recorded. The great thing about attending a virtual conference? You can do so from the comfort of your own home and then revisit content as much as you like.
Following the conference, recorded sessions will be made available via the same virtual platform as soon as possible. All recorded sessions will be accessible within 2 weeks of the end of the conference. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for 30 days and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.
What if I can’t attend the conference during the actual conference dates?
All registered attendees will have access to conference presentations during the conference weekend, November 6th – 7th 2020. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for 30 days and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.
How do I get professional development credit?
We are happy that you are relying on IAEA for your professional development needs! This year’s virtual conference provides up to 12.5 professional development hours. ISBE requires that we record your total time attending this professional development event, so we will be tracking the participation of registered conference attendees who request PD credit in Zoom for each of the following periods of time:
- Friday, November 6th, 2020, Early Bird Professional Development Hours Possible – 7:15-7:45 AM = .5 (30 min)
- Friday, November 6th 2020, Live Professional Development Hours Possible – 8:00AM-5:00PM = 5.0
- Friday, November 6th, 2020, After Hours Professional Development Hours Possible – 5:30 PM-6:15 PM = .75 (45 min)
Total Professional Development Hours if you attend all of Friday, November 6th, 2020 = 6.25 PDH
- Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Early Bird Professional Development Hours Possible – 7:15-7:45 AM = .5 (30 min)
- Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Live Professional Development Hours Possible – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM = 4.25 (4 hours and 15 minutes)
- Saturday, November 7th, 2020, After Hours Professional Development Hours Possible – 4:30 PM-6:00 PM = 1.5 (90min)
Total Professional Development Hours if you attend all of Saturday, November 7th, 2020 = 6.25 PDH
Can I still receive professional development credit if I can’t attend the live event?
Registered attendees who cannot attend Friday’s event in person will have a limited opportunity to view select Conference Spotlight Sessions for PD credit. This exclusive benefit is limited to Friday’s programming and will be made available approximately 2 weeks following the conclusion of the conference.
Do I need a Zoom Account to attend the conference?
For the best conference experience, you will need to create a Zoom account. If you do not have a Zoom account already create one prior to the conference. After you register for the IAEA Virtual Conference, registration confirmation and communication will be sent to your provided email address. This email will be connected to your virtual conference access. We recommend you use the same name and email connected to your Zoom account.
Will I have access to a conference app?
There’s an app for that! IAEA is hosting it’s 2020 virtual conference with Socio. Socio is the platform that we will be using to upload all of the wonderful content for those registered for the conference. Whether you are using the web version or the mobile version of the Socio app, you will be able to:
- View the conference agenda details digitally
- Create your own personal conference agenda
- See who else is attending and make connections
- Interact via polls, Q&A sessions, event games, social walls, and more!
- Receive real-time updates and announcements throughout the conference
Shortly before the conference dates, you will be able to use the IAEA Virtual Conference app to:
- Plan which sessions you want to attend
- Jumpstart on networking
- Receive updates leading up to the event via push notifications rather than emails
After the live conference concludes:
- All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for 30 days
IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.
Questions on registration? Contact Melissa Righter email@example.com
Calling All Artist-Educators!
Each year IAEA celebrates its artist-educators in a special exhibition at the state conference. Even though the conference will be virtual this year, all IAEA members will still have the opportunity to display their own artwork in the IAEA Virtual Membership Exhibition.
As in years past, members can submit 1-3 pieces of art (completed within the past three years) that will be projected throughout the online conference platform and on the IAEA webpage. There’s no fee to enter and juried prizes will be awarded!
All submissions are due by Oct. 8, 2020
IAEA Members: Do you have amazing artwork or resources to share and sell?
The deadline to be a part of the Virtual Artisan Gallery is October 15th and links will be live on the IAEA website until December 31st, 2020 to optimize exposure.
We hope these resources are helpful in your classroom!
Have Questions about the 2020 Conference?
Contact the following people with questions about the Conference:
Sarah Cress-Ackermann & Ingrid Crepas firstname.lastname@example.org
Eryn Blaser, email@example.com
Early Bird Registration
Melissa Righter firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Grodoski, email@example.com
Student Chapters/ Student Volunteers
Ailysh Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Baker email@example.com