The Maine Art Education Association’s annual Fall Conference provides limitless opportunities to bridge boundaries between different aspects of our personal and professional art realms. During the conference we participate as artists in exciting workshops and are immersed in every stage of creativity. It is also an opportunity to connect with fellow art teachers, meet with old friends, and make new acquaintances. When we depart, our time during the weekend invigorates the upcoming school year in our interactions with students, parents, school personnel and community.
Please read before registering: Refund/Cancellation Policy, Membership, Conference fees, and CEU Credits
We recognize and understand that events come up that require a change in plans. Please understand that conferences are a symphony of coordinated events. This concurrent timing requires extensive pre-planning, financial, and facilitator responsibilities. The cancellation/refund policy below honors this commitment. Requests for cancellations and refunds must go through the registrar: Hope Lord - email@example.com
Notification of Cancellation received by: July 31st - Full conference rate refund; August 15th - Full conference rate refund minus 5% service fee; August 31st - 50% full conference rate refund; After September 1st - no refund.
* Note that the $295 conference fee includes accommodations, meals, and approximately $20 of studio materials.
Accommodations: On-Campus accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there is limited space on campus. In the registration process, you will be given the following options:
I prefer to find my own accommodations and attend at the discounted rate of $245.
I would like on-campus accommodations, but am willing to find my own accommodations if my registration is received after all accommodations are booked.
Please disregard my registration and refund my conference payment if on-campus accommodations are not an option for me.
MAEA membership ends May 31st, regardless of when you register. In order to register for the fall conference, you must be an active member for the 2023-2024 membership year. The opportunity to renew your membership (see fees below) and register for the conference will happen simultaneously.
If you are renewing as an active member - add $35
If you are renewing as a full-time student - add $5
If you are renewing as a retired art educator - add $18
If you are no longer teaching and want to renew with a retired lifetime membership - add $140
If you are already a retired lifetime member - there is no additional cost.
Additional Fees: Some workshops will require you to supply some of your own tools/materials. Some workshops will require an additional studio fee to cover the cost of materials. And, some will offer additional materials available for purchase through the presenter.
Please look carefully at the offerings and descriptions BEFORE registering. CEU Credits and Contact hours are available. There is no additional fee for Contact Hours. There is a $20 fee for the CEUs from the CEU granting institution (UMaine) when you submit your paperwork.
Please note we will continue to register on a first come first served basis even after the conference fills. A wait list will be generated once we are at capacity.