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Important Updates from AAEA Conference Team

Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now Open, Sign up Today!  Sign up early to get the best rate.  Below you will find all the helpful links and information before you register for 2024 Recycle Roundup!  Register for 2024 Recycle Roundup 

Need for volunteers and open positions

Ever thought about helping out with the AAEA? Do you attend the conference and want to know how to get more involved? We are looking for volunteers to help out, from small jobs to large positions. Please fill out this form to let us know how you can help. 

Raffle Item Donations

As you clean out your classrooms or do some purging this summer, please keep us mind!  We need your new or gently used items for PDSF raffle baskets. These could be art supplies, personal care items, gift cards or experience vouchers, or anything that you would want to win yourself. Please consider making a basket, or just setting aside items that might be good for a basket that we can make for you!

Vendor Opportunities 

Are you interested in becoming a Vendor at this year's AAEA conference?  Please contact for more information. 

Artist Market- Our on-site artist market is a space for artists to showcase and sell their artwork at the conference! If you are interested in selling your work, please choose “I am interested” in the Artist Market section of registration and you will be contacted by the coordinators.

Awards- last chance to nominate an amazing art educator is July 31th! Nominate someone today!

Conference Schedule Grid

Sessions & Locations

DoubleTree At Reid Park- Tucson

Please come an join us at the Doubletree at Reid Park for 2024 AAEA Annual Conference.

Where:  Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Tucson- Reid Park

Address: 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-881-4200

For discounted rate, book using this SRP Code: C-AZE or with this Booking Link  

Conference Session descriptions

Please click on the link below to see Session Descriptions


Prof Dev Scholarship Fund (PDSF)

The Professional Development Scholarship Fund (PDSF) was set up to help fund the travel and/or registration expenses associated with Art Education events such as conferences, workshops, or conventions. Funding is generated through the PDSF Basket Raffles and the Silent Auction at the AAEA annual conference.  Available funds are allocated annually.  Current AAEA members can apply.  Funded applicants are expected to pay the association back by presenting a regional workshop or presenting at the next conference.  

Deadline to Apply  

Friday, September 1, 2024

2023 PDSF Application 

Any questions please reach out to


Our 2024 AAEA Conference will be October 24-26th in Tucson at the Doubletree by Hilton Reid Park. We are excited for our 2024 presenters to share their ideas and expertise with us!  Our theme this year is Recycle Roundup, so we will be looking forward to creative new ideas in both lectures and the workshops.  Please make sure to take a look into our session descriptions above.   

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Jenni Feidler-Aguilar at 

Presenter Guidelines/ Information

State Flag Contest

The Youth Art Month State Flag contest is an opportunity to showcase your students’ artwork! Have your students create 2D artwork with the theme “Healing through Color” to enter into the 2024/2025 school year contest. Artwork should also include elements that help identify that the flag represents the state of Arizona. You should use this template and entry form for guidelines. A digital entry will be required when link is available.  You may bring up to 2 submissions per teacher to submit, which will be displayed and voted on during the conference. The winning entry will be turned into a flag and hung at the National Conference in the Spring of 2025!  All art must have a signed permission slip, in duplicate, attached to the back of the artwork.  Artwork without the executed form will not be considered. More details will follow!   

Any questions please reach out to Laura Namerow at

Vendor Information 

Please email for a full list of opportunities for 2024 Vendors

Registration Section

Registration Rates

Rates will include Member Rate, Non-Member Rate, and other rates.  Best pricing will be for members, If not a member

 Please go to NAEA Website for more information.  

Before You Start 

Encouragement Letter & Why Attend Conference

Refund Policy

 If you are unable to attend conference due to outstanding circumstances please alert AAEA Treasurer and your district as soon as possible.  You may contact our Treasurer at  

You may be able to receive a refund partial/full depending on consideration of AAEA Executive Board. 

**AAEA will not consider a refund for conference no shows.  

Paying with a Purchase Order?

Any questions or concerns please email 

Paying with  PayPal or Zelle

PayPal payment links and Zelle payment option is available on the registration form.

Don't have Zelle? Get the app here.

Any questions or concerns please email