Announcing 2024 National Conference Dates!

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May 03, 2023 |

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) National Conference, April 3 – 5 in Chicago, IL. The conference will be held in partnership with local affiliate Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

Please Save the Date! Additional details will be posted to our conference website,, as they become available. 


About Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Arts in Education Conference

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.

YA’s National Arts in Education Conference is open to professionals working in the arts-in-education field including leadership, education/programmatic, fundraising/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:

Arts & Action: Building Pathways for Partnership and Engagement in Classrooms and Communities, March 30-April 1, 2022
NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

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