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2017 IAEA Conference: Retreat for the Arts @ the Q
November 30th – December 2nd , 2017

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.  The conference will be held at the Q Center in St.Charles, IL on Thursday, November 30th through Saturday, December 2nd.

Q Center
1405 North Fifth Avenue,
St. Charles, IL 60174 

Conference Registration Information

Early Bird online registration will open August 1st, 2017 and will close
October 28th, 2017

Type

Early Bird Member Rate

Early Bird Non-member Rate

Regular

$199.00

$249.00

Retiree

$120.00

$155.00

Student

$100.00

$125.00

Friend of IAEA

$199.00

Onsite registration will be available during the conference starting on November 30th, 2017

Type

Onsite Member rate

Onsite Non-member rate

Regular

$229.00

$279.00

Retiree

$150.00

$185.00

Student

$130.00

$155.00

Friend of IAEA

$229.00

If you have questions about the conference, contact Melissa Righter at: registrar@ilaea.org

Please note that Melissa is a full time educator and will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Friday Morning Keynote Speaker

Deborah L. Smith-Shank is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at The Ohio State University. She is Emeritus Professor of Art at Northern Illinois University. She has taught art at all levels, K-Higher Education. Her artwork is self-referential while she was trained as a painter, her current work primarily uses mixed-media. Her research is involved with material culture and social justice examined through semiotic and feminist lenses. She has published and presented her work nationally and internationally. She is Past-president of NAEA’s Women’s Caucus and LGBTQ Caucus, she served on the Executive Board of InSEA for over a decade and is currently President of the Semiotic Society of America. With Karen Keifer-Boyd, she was co-editor and founder of Visual Culture & Gender, an international, freely accessed, multimedia juried journal (http://vcg.emitto.net).


Frank Juarez
Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker

Frank Juarez is a gallery director, artist, published author, presenter, art educator, advocate, and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, he committed his life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the visual arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development training workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin.

Juarez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School. He is actively involved in local, regional, state, and national arts organization such as the Wisconsin Art Education Association, and the National Art Education Association. He has served as a board member in the following organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. He is the founder/former director of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he has opened his first art gallery, the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan. He has been presenting at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on the Business of Art | Art of Business. He is the founder of two projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios and the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. In 2015, he was recognized as the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, he was recognized at the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year. Recently, he has joined the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Conference Presentation Proposals

Conference proposal deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2017

Please note a limit of two submissions per person.

Members who submit proposal(s) will be notified in early June if it was accepted for the conference.

2017 Conference Proposal Submission Form

Call for Conference Volunteers

Call for IAEA Conference Volunteers!

Are you interested in being apart of the Conference planning committee?

Please email the Conference team at conference@ilaea.org for more information and planning meeting dates.

Conference FAQ

  • What if I need to cancel my conference registration?
    • If you must cancel your Early Bird conference registration, you must submit your request in writing (i.e. email) to Conference Registrar Melissa Righter by November 1st, 2017.  A $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. After November 1st, no refunds are accepted, but you can authorize in writing to have a colleague attend in your place. Email cancellation requests to: registrar@ilaea.org. Workshop fees are final and not refunded unless IAEA cancels a workshop. Allow 4 – 6 weeks after the conference to receive an authorized refund.
  • What does my conference registration include?
    • Your paid registration includes your admission to all sessions and meal functions. Some sessions are pre-ticketed and may require an additional fee.
  •  What should I bring to the conference to pick up my materials?
    • Bring a copy of your online registration receipt  with you. Printed registration receipts will NOT be provided at the conference. Your confirmation email will serve as your receipt and proof of registration. Make sure your email address is current and accurate.
  • What does my conference registration include?
    • Your paid registration includes your admission to all sessions and meal functions. Some sessions are pre-ticketed and may require an additional fee.
  •  Can I bring a guest to lunch? 
    • For an additional fee. Additional guest tickets may be ordered on the Early Bird registration form. Include all names of paid guests so guest badges can be made. Lunch events are for our adult attendees.
  • Are accommodations available for those with dietary restrictions? 
    • A section has been added onto the Early Bird registration form to indicate those needs.  If you do not register by October 1st online OR do not indicate your dietary needs, we may not be able to accommodate dietary requests made on-site due to hotel catering limitations.
  • 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 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, desired workshops, dietary restrictions, etc.
  • Do you accept Checks as a form of payment?
    • Please select the ‘CHECK’ option when finalizing your online registration. Please be aware that your online registration and workshop reservation will NOT be confirmed until your check has been received. If check is not received within 7 days of registration submission, participant’s registration and selected workshops will be cancelled. Checks can be made payable to IAEA and sent to:Melissa Righter, IAEA Conference Registrar,
      1321 Morningstar Ct., Naperville, IL 60564
  • Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO) as a form of payment?
    • Purchase Orders are not accepted by IAEA
  • Can I still sign up for workshops when I arrive at the conference?
    • Yes, remaining workshop tickets will be available for selection on-site at the conference. However each workshop has limited spots available and they tend to fill up during Early Bird registration. It is highly encouraged to select workshops during early bird registration. Workshops/ special events are NOT REFUNDABLE. If you find you cannot attend a ticketed event, you may authorize in writing for a colleague to attend in your place.
  • What if I need to cancel my conference registration?
    • If you must cancel your Early Bird conference registration, you must submit your request in writing (i.e. email) to Conference Registrar Melissa Righter by November 1st, 2017.  A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. After October 1st, no refunds are accepted, but you can authorize in writing to have a colleague attend in your place. Email cancellation requests to: registrar@ilaea.org. Workshop fees are final and not refunded unless IAEA cancels a workshop. Allow 4 – 6 weeks after the conference to receive an authorized refund.

Conference Questions

Have Questions about the 2017 Conference?

Contact the following people with questions about the Conference:

Conference Co-Coordinators
Melissa Righter, Eryn Blaser & Jennifer Baker conference@ilaea.org

Conference Proposals
Jen Baker, iaeaproposal@gmail.com

Early Bird Registration
Melissa Righter registrar@ilaea.org
 
IAEA Awards  
Karen Popovich, vicepresident@ilaea.org
Student Chapters/ Student Volunteers 

Hotel Information

Overnight Accommodations now available for 2017 Fall IAEA Conference

Click here: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49117027

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

Standard Room (Single Occupancy): $50+tax per night

Executive Room (Double Occupancy): $105+tax per night

Suite (1 Queen bed and living room with non-pullout couch): $135+tax per night

Reservations must be made by Monday, November 6th, 2017

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