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Workshop Proposal Form
Log in with your member ID and Password. You will need a title and detailed descripition for your workshop.

NEW THIS YEAR, to meet the new CTLE Credit requirements for prefessional development prividers, you will need to upload a resume when you propose your workshop. Don't have a resume? Click here for an easy resume template.

Questions about workshops? Please contact Workshop Coordinators Anastasia Arriaga and Amanda Measer at

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Online registration has closed. Registration will be available onsite.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Members receive a reduced rate on conference registration.
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Registration includes daily continental breakfast.

Early Bird deadline November 1, SAVE $30!

Member Registration: $179 (Early Bird $149)
Student/Retired/Unemployed Member Registration: $140 (Early Bird $110)
Non-Member Registration: $255 (Early Bird $225)

Full Meal Package (Save $10) $188
Friday Lunch $25
Friday Plated Dinner $50
Saturday Lunch $25
Saturday Reception and Dinner $60
(includes reception with hors d'oeuvres)
Sunday Brunch $38
All meal pricing includes a 22% gratuity charge mandated by the hotel.

Hotel Information

Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Conference Room Rate is November 1

Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100

Conference Hotel Rate:
Room rate is $129 single or double occupancy room, student room rate $119. (Guaranteed prior to 11/1 ONLY).

You must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room.
Click here to book your room online or call
518-869-8100 or toll free 800-448-3500.

Group ID is 12A77L.
Conference dates are November 18-20, 2016.

The hotel will NOT assign roommates.
The hotel will NOT accept Purchase Orders as payment for lodging. You must provide your own tax exempt form.

Professional Development Credit

The rules for documenting professional development credit in NYS have changed as of July 1, 2016. NYSATA is a NYS approved Continuing Teaching and Learning Education (CTLE) Credit Sponsor/Provider.

Attendees will be notified prior to the conference of the exact  process for documenting CTLE hours.

All teachers, including permanently certified teachers must register on the NYSED TEACH website to maintain their certification status. For more information go to

(Please check with your district for any prior approval necessary.)

Commercial & College Exhibitors

Our Commercial Exhibitors/College Showcase area typically features over 40 exhibitors. We welcome commercial, college, and non-profit exhibitors whose products and services are targeted to art educators. For maximum exposure, be sure to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct workshops to increase their contact with conference attendees.

Reserve Exhibitor Space NOW! Register for a  booth or table

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2017 Conference Workshop Proposal
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Questions about workshops? Please contact Workshop Coordinators Anastasia Arriaga and Amanda Measer at

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2017 Conference

Join us for the NYSATA 69th Annual Conference, November 18-20, 2016 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY. This two-and-a half day conference is packed with over 100 workshops, a commercial and college exhibitor showcase, as well as Keynote addresses by renown artists and educators.

Conference Workshops
Workshops are plentiful and include hands on workshops, product demonstrations, lecture workshops, and round-table discussions on a variety of current interest topics. Approximately 100 workshops are available at no additional cost to participants.  Paid workshops are also available.  Participants may register for paid workshops along with regular conference registration, online, or on-site if spaces are still available. 

Keynote Speakers

Emerging Artist Keynote Speakers

Commercial Exhibitors Showcase
Over 50 vendors and college information tables are available. Browse new products, pick up free samples, obtain college information for your students, and see demonstrations. Many vendors also add their expertise to the conference by presenting workshops.

Saturday Night President's Dinner and Reception
NYSATA will host the President’s Dinner and Reception on Saturday evening. This
evening of celebration is to honor the State Art Educator of the Year, all other awardees, and our presenters. The opening reception will feature a cash bar with hot and cold hors
d’oeuvres. A full buffet dinner will follow. Immediately after dinner and the awards presentation there will be dancing to a DJ.

Members' Exhibit
Entry fee: $25.00 for up to 2 works of art. Ten percent of the proceeds go to the        
NYSATA scholarship fund. Cash awards will be given for Juror's Choice and Members' Choice Awards. Please be aware of the following guidelines for submission.

  • Members may enter a maximum of two works per member.
  • 2D Work may be submitted unframed and matted with a sturdy backing, or framed with lightweight frames and Plexiglas.NO GLASS PLEASE! Entries with glass will not be accepted.
  • Maximum size for 2D work is 32x40 in. No exceptions.
  • Deliver work and register Friday, November 20th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • There will be limited 3-D display space. You may bring your own pedestals.
  • All work is exhibited at the risk of the artist. Security will be provided. NYSATA makes every attempt to safeguard the work but can not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.

Student Art Exhibit
This exhibit is free, but it is necessary to preregister to reserve a space. All preregistration will take place ONLINE ONLY through the NYSATA website. Preregistration for this exhibit is by individual teacher, not by school or district. Participating teachers must be NYSATA members.

Presentation of Awards and Honors
Friday Dinner:
Special Citation Award-Business, Student Scholarship Winners
Saturday Dinner: Outstanding Service Award(s), NYS Art Educator of the Year

Sunday Brunch: Regional Art Educator of the Year Awards

Go to Awards and Honors Page to see Award Winners 
Go to Student Scholarships Page to see Scholarship Winners

Artisans Market
NYSATA members can take advantage of this unique opportunity to show and sell your art and crafts at the Artisans Market from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, November 20. Reserve your table now, space is limited. Table space fee is $25. Artisans are responsible for set up, collecting all sales money and taxes, an dismantling tables.

More about Artisans Market

Silent Auction
Help support the Student Scholarship Fund. Donated items are displayed at the annual NYSATA conference, and conference attendees are invited to bid. Many happy people left last year's conference with treasures from the silent auction! Please consider bringing an item to the conference to donate to this worthy cause.

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NYSATA thanks Blick
our 2017 Platinum Conference Sponsor




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