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An Exciting Day for The Art Team

You can enjoy a full day of artmaking and discussion with your district art team. Districts have access to special team pricing, meaning you won’t have to pay out of pocket.

Why every art teacher should attend:

  • Highly-engaging, fast-paced TED Talk-style presentations full of real-world, practical art room strategies.
  • Connect with over 2,000 art teachers from around the world!
  • Zero travel costs: no hotels, no gas, no food stipends. Attend from home in your PJs if you want!
  • Enjoy it live or watch later at your own pace for an entire year using the conference AOEU After Pass, included with every registration.
  • Over 20 highly-practical and relevant art ed presentations, handpicked and expertly curated by AOEU.
  • Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, freebies, handouts, product samples, and more from art ed companies you love!
  • Inspirational messages from big-name presenters you know and love including authors, bloggers, artists, and other art ed leaders.
  • Useful downloads, which accompany every presentation, ensure you can actually put the tips and strategies you learn to use right away in your real-world art room.
  • Every attendee receives an official certificate for 8 PD hours.
  • The first 2,000 art teachers to register by December 15th receive a full box of art ed goodies, supplies, product samples, and art materials, delivered directly to your door.

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NOW Conference vs. Traditional Conference

Attending in-person conferences can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. The NOW Conference was designed for working parents and busy art teachers. You get all the benefits of a traditional conference, without leaving the comfort of home.

Benefits Traditional Conference NOW Conference
High-quality presentations and keynote speeches
Giveaways, drawings, door prizes
Interact/engage with art educators from around the world
Swag Box with coupons and other freebies
Big name presenters and art ed personalities you already love
Watch on-demand for an entire year
Exclusive access to rich materials, handouts, downloads
100% AOEU curated content - no fluff and no amateur presentations
Attend from the comfort of home
No dining expenses
No lodging expenses
No travel expenses
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Winter 2021 NOW Conference Presentations

Check out our presenters! Remember to check back regularly for additions to the lineup.

Jerald Robinson

Jerald Robinson

Making it Work With Minimal Supplies

Jenn Russell

Jenn Russell

Creating a Welcoming Environment

Lindsey Moss

Lindsey Moss

Teaching Art on a Cart

Janani Nathan

Janani Nathan

Helping Students Express Ideas Visually


NOW Conference Sponsors

The NOW Conference is sponsored by some truly amazing art ed companies. Companies that care about helping art teachers and their students get the best results possible. Please select a sponsor to visit their site and learn more about all they do for art educators everywhere.

Sponsors added regularly. Become one!


A Day to Create

Enjoy a hands-on presentation every hour throughout the conference. That’s right! Artmaking. Every. Single. Hour.

Attendees receive a Guide to Artmaking prior to the event, so you can be ready to create and share your artwork in the exclusive attendee Facebook group.

Busy on the Day of the Conference?

What if something comes up and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!

The conference After Pass (free with your registration) gives you access to every presentation and every download for a full year after the event has concluded! It also includes:

  • On-demand access 24/7/365.
  • Every conference presentation, handout, and download.
  • Closed captioning.
  • Several bonus presentations.
  • High-definition playback.


Register today to secure yours!

Imagine receiving a box in the mail bursting with awesome art products, free samples, and test materials to try in your art room. Jackpot!

The first 2,000 conference registrants will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.

We have a December 15th registration deadline for you to receive a swag box!



Incredibly Affordable to Attend!

The NOW Conference is affordable for every art teacher. You get everything, including an entire year of on-demand access, for $149.


Do You Need Administration Approval?

If you need your administrator’s approval to attend on your own, all you need to do is download this letter of support.  Your odds of approval improve if you involve your team. When seeking approval, let your administrator know your entire art team can attend together.

I want to attend with my team!   

Attend and Earn 8 PD Hours!

Attend the conference, and you’ll receive an official signed certificate of participation documenting 8 hours of professional development. You can present this certificate to your school* to earn PD points or PD hours.

*Always check with your school to ensure compatibility.

*Research your state’s PD requirements.


How Does it Work?

If you have a computer and an email address — and you know how to browse the internet — you already have all you need to attend this incredible event! Once you register, we’ll email you all the information and invitation links you need to access the conference.

1. Register and Pay

2. Event Details Arrive Via Email

3. Attend & Interact

4. Download PD Certificate

5. Join Us Live or Watch On-Demand for an Entire Year

NOW conference falls outside of the scope of the DEAC accreditation.