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March 17 – 19, 2021

We appreciate the continued enthusiasm and support we have received from conference registrants and presenters. We anticipate that rescheduling this conference will best enable us to present the dynamic convening we have planned, while safely welcoming as many attendees as possible to New Orleans! We will follow up with our scheduled conference speakers and facilitators to discuss your availability to present at next year’s dates.

  • Please note that all paid registrations for 2020 will be honored at the 2021 convening. We anticipate an increase in conference registration rates for next year’s convening, but 2020 registrants who defer their registration will not be charged any additional fees! Consider this the early bird rate for 2021!
  • The deadline to request registration refunds was March 31, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET. All refunds will be processed by May 1.
  • Host Event tickets purchased a la carte will be refunded to the payment method provided.

We hope you will be able to join us for our 2021 convening in New Orleans. Details will be posted here as they become available. Please stay tuned!

March 17-19, 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana


ABOUT. Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Arts-in-Education Conference brings together arts experts, teachers, artists and other arts organizations from around the country. Presented annually by Young Audiences Arts for Learning  (YA) in partnership with a local YA affiliate, each conference explores a theme related to arts-in-education through keynote speeches, site visits, and workshop sessions.

The National Arts-in-Education Conference is open to professionals working in the arts-in-education field including leadership, education/programmatic, fund raising/marketing organizational staff; teaching artists; teachers/administrators, and non-profit board members who strive to engage in improving student access to arts and arts integrated learning. In addition to plenary sessions that share the latest research and the impact of the arts and education, each conference features a variety of informative workshop sessions that highlight best practices that enhance work in classrooms and communities, as well as strategies in nonprofit administration, including board development, creating strategic alliances, and implementing effective communications plans.

Past National Arts-in-Education Conferences:

No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences, April 3-5, 2019
Le Méridien Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas

The Company We Keep: A Professional Learning Gathering of the Young Audiences Network, April 5-7, 2018 
Le Méridien Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado

Digital Transformation: A National Arts-in-Education ConferenceApril 20-22, 2017
Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio

Growing Up with the Arts, April 14-16, 2016
At the Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

Building Partnerships through Community Connections, April 23-25, 2015
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Where Art Lives, April 24-26, 2014
US Grant Hotel, San Diego, California

Moving Forward: Arts and Education in the Age of Globalization, April 25-27, 2013
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, New York

Building Creative Connections: The Science of Learning and the Arts, April 19-21, 2012
Four Seasons, Baltimore, Maryland