Encounters of the ART Kind
November 5 – 7, 2015
Hilton Hotel, Lisle

Plan now to attend the 67th IAEA Professional Learning Conference, Encounters of the ART Kind. The conference schedule and descriptions of sessions, workshops and special events will be published in the Conference Preview issue of the summer Mosaic newsletter. The Preview issue is scheduled for posting electronically on the website by the first week of August. The conference registration form and workshop form will be published digitally on the site with the Mosaic. Watch for announcements of the publication of IAEA conference materials in the IAEA weekly electronic newsletter “Bits and Pieces” during the summer.

To help you plan ahead for the conference, the Early Bird Off-Site (Early Registration) rates are listed here. Early Bird (EB) Registration will be ONLINE only for 2015. The deadline to do EB registration for the conference and workshops off-site is October 10, 2015. After October 10 you must register on-site at the conference. All on-site registration rates will be $30.00 higher than off-site rates. IAEA members will be able to register off-site and on-site at the discounted IAEA member rates as long as they are current members at the time they register and during the conference. Renew or join IAEA prior to registering for the conference to make sure your membership is current and you can utilize the membership discount.


IAEA Member Rates
(You must be a current member at the time you register and when you attend the conference to utilize these rates)

Regular members       $185.00
Retired members        $110.00
Student members        $ 95.00
Friends of IAEA *        $185.00
*(Includes non-art educators, administrators, vendors, museum reps, supporters of visual arts, and other non-teaching members, etc.)

Non-Member Rates

Regular                       $235.00
Retiree                        $145.00
Student                        $120.00

Student Assistants Program

Full-time students have the opportunity to participate in the Student Assistants Service Program during the conference. Participants can receive partial reimbursement of their conference registration following the conference. Contact Student Chapters Coordinator Steve Ciampaglia for more information about this program (studentadvisor@ilaea.org).

Keep Your IAEA Membership Up to Date

 Make sure you are eligible to receive IAEA membership benefits by creating a login account with your current profile. You must establish an account to register for the conference, renew your membership and receive conference information through Bits and Pieces. You must have an account to participate in IAEA membership activities such as the IAEA Student Show, the IAEA Member Show, the IAEA Artisan Gallery, and IAEA Awards/Grants/Scholarship opportunities.

  • Make sure your IAEA contact information is up to date and accurate
  • Notify IAEA of any changes to your name, mailing address, phone number, membership category, or email address (Membership@ilaea.org)
  • Make a note of your renewal date (12 months following your current renewal date or when you joined), and watch your emails for a renewal notice a few weeks before your renewal expires
  • “Bits and Pieces” is available only to current IAEA members. Contact Colette Rinn if you have an IAEA account and are not receiving Bits and Pieces (Membership@ilaea.org). Please note that B & P may go to your spam or “promotions” folder instead of your inbox.

Establishing your Member Account with IAEA

When you joined IAEA (or renewed your membership), you should have received an email “welcoming you to IAEA” from wordpress@ilaea.org. This email included your username, login and temporary password, and a link at the bottom of the page to the IAEA login page. The email also included instructions for how to establish your IAEA account and creating a new password. If you did NOT receive this email, contact the online editor at: iaeamembershiplogin@gmail.com.


 You can make your guest room reservations now for the conference, November 5 – 7. Be sure to use the IAEA group discount code CIAE whether you make reservations over the phone or online. Group rates are available to anyone participating in the IAEA conference, including vendors and Student Show artists and their guests. The deadline to reserve guest rooms (single or double at the $99.00/night rate plus tax) is October 14 OR when our room block is full – don’t delay! For information about reservations, go to the HOTEL tab under Conferences in the Programs + Events heading on the website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Concerning 2015 Conference Information:

During the summer, the IAEA website will be updated. During this time, NEW information will NOT be posted on the site. Conference information currently posted on the website in June will remain on the site while it is being updated. Please check “Bits and Pieces” for any updates during the summer concerning the conference and the posting of conference materials. The website will re-open in August with the publication of the 2015 Conference Preview Mosaic and registration materials.

For an Overview of the Conference, please go to the Conference Information tab. To volunteer at the conference, make a donation, or contact a volunteer chair, go to the Volunteer tab. For Vendor information, go to Vendors@ilaea.org or the Vendor Reservations tab on the website.


For more information or questions about the conference, contact IAEA Conference Co-Coordinators Becky Blaine or Pat Indovina at Conference@ilaea.org.