New in 2019!

New At the Conference This Year . . .

Pop-Up Sessions!

All Pop-Up Sessions will take place at the end of the hallway on level E L 2. 

Q & A and Learn about the Connection and Process: 

Friday 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Our Friday morning Keynote presenters will have time for Q and A, have art works presented  from past Jazz Occurrences and have time to talk about their process.

Presenters: Lewis Achenbach and Greg Ward

Emoji Felting Pop Up

Friday 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Be on the look out for the needle felted Emoji pin making Pop Up. Wear your mood on your sleeve!

Presenter: Joan Mills

Come and Play: 

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how to incorporate robotics in your art room. Come and play with Sphero balls and see how you can use them in an art room activity.

Presenter: Cheryl Prairie-Steber

Networking Room (E L 204/06)

The Networking Room is a space where discussion, Q&A, and time to learn about specific topics of interest in Art Education.

Digital Media Arts 

Friday 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Digital Media Art faculty panel

Presenters: Flashpoint Chicago

Balancing Act: As an Art Educator and Professional Artist

Friday 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Elizabeth Farnesi 

Community Arts and Making Connections with Out Students and Outside the Art Room

Friday 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Presenters: Grahame Wilkin, Rob Moriarty, and Eryn Blaser

Design Thinking

Saturday 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Presenters: Rich Stachon and Chris Sykora


Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Michael Skura

Carousels (Room: E L 208/10)

Come join Art Educators who teach at different levels as they present on topics focused either on Elementary, Middle School, or High School level Art. A carousel is a great way to learn ideas, concepts, and information quickly. You will either rotate to different presenters or the presenters will share information and rotate the presentations for participants to be interactive and ask questions.

The Creative Collaborative Room (E L 207/09)

This space is for you to come and create and work on individual works as well as pieces that will come together to make larger works of art. Bring materials get some people together to talk and create. We will provide some drawing materials and other basic supplies to get the creativity rolling!