What is Art Ed Now?

Art Ed Now is the world’s largest online conference for art educators! This affordable, one-day event (join us  live or watch on-demand for an entire year) features 20+ inspiring and innovative TED TALK-style presentations covering topics that are relevant right NOW in Art Ed!

Why every art teacher should attend!

  • Highly-engaging, fast-paced, TED Talk style presentations, full of real-world, practical art room strategies
  • 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 “AOE After Pass,” included with every registration.
  • 20+ highly-practical and relevant art ed presentations, hand-picked and expertly curated by AOE.
  • 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 (CEU’s).
  • The first 1,500 registrants from the U.S. receive a full box of art ed goodies, supplies, product samples, and art materials, delivered directly to your door.

Art Ed Now vs Traditional Conference

Attending in-person conferences can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. The Art Ed 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 Art Ed Now
High-quality presentations and keynote speeches
Giveaways, drawings, door prizes
Interact/engage with art educators from around the world
Swag Bag 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% AOE curated content - no fluff and no amateur presentations
Attend from the comfort of home
No dining expenses
No lodging expenses
No travel expenses

Watch on-demand anytime with the After Pass!

So what if you’re busy on the day of the event? 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/Download
  • Closed Captioning
  • Several Bonus Presentations
  • High Definition Playback

How Does It Work?

If you have 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 on Saturday, February 3

4. Download PD Certificate

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

Incredibly affordable to attend!

Art Ed Now is affordable for every art teacher – you get everything (including an entire year of on-demand access) for only $125.

Art Ed Now is perfect for schools and groups of art teachers. If you’re attending with 5 or more colleagues, contact us to save 20%. If you need approval from your administration to attend, download this letter of support to help with your approval!

BONUS: FREE Swag Box!


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 1,500 conference registrants (in the Continental U.S.) will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event. Don’t wait – they’re almost gone! Register now to secure yours!

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.

20+ Amazing Presentations - You Get to See All of Them!

This one-day event features 20+ amazingly relevant presentations covering painting, portraiture, differentiation, creativity, ceramics, classroom management, organization, technology, assessment, STEAM/PBL, and much more! Unlike traditional conferences, you get to see every presentation.

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Tessa Hitz

Tessa Hitz

Self-Care for the Art Educator

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Shannon Bell

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Behavior Management for Students with Special Needs

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Lindsey Moss

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Avoiding the Stress of Substitutes and Sick Days

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Kelly Phillips

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Organization Essentials for the Choice-Based Classroom

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Don Masse

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How to Start a Mural Program at Your School

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Amazing Handouts and Resources at Your Fingertips!

Each presentation includes handouts that can be downloaded and printed for immediate use in your classroom.

Art Ed Now Sponsors

Art Ed Now 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.

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