2020 Conference

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We are going VIRTUAL!

Due to travel and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYSATA Board of Trustees has taken action to transition the 2020 NYSATA Annual Conference, originally set to be held in Binghamton, NY, to a virtual learning experience taking place November 20-22, 2020.

Time and virtual space will be designated for hands on, lecture, and round-table discussion format workshops and meetings. Engaging keynotes, artmaking activities, and time to connect with colleagues will be an integral part of this virtual learning experience. Participants will have the ability to receive professional learning (CTLE) credits for 2.5 days of content-rich and interactive learning opportunities.


Click here to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be virtual. Workshops may be live or prerecorded with live Q&A. Workshop proposal deadline is August 30, 2020.

NYSATA seeks workshop that:

  • Focus on best contemporary practices of 2020 as well as reflect on effective practices from the past
  • Provide relevant interactive and hands-on learning opportunities in both content and pedagogy
  • Examine strategies and best practices for virtual and in-person learning in the arts
  • Engage the Media Arts as opportunities for teachers and students to explore interactive, time-, and motion-based and work
  • Encourage culturally responsive practice and promote access and equity
  • Translate the study of influential artists and their ideas to classroom instruction
  • Provide resources for and connections to a diverse body of contemporary artists and work
  • Generate opportunities and strategies for art education leadership and advocacy
  • Encourage connections and learning among individuals and groups within the NYSATA community.
Keynote Speakers
Super Sessions
Awards and Social Events

NYSATA is an approved CTLE sponsor. Attendees will be provided with a tracking sheet to document their CTLE hours. CTLE certification can be obtained after the conference by inputting the CTLE tracking information in our CTLE Certification Form

USE THE CTLE PROCESS to VERIFY YOUR ATTENDANCE to YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT even if credit is not needed. Please check with your district for any prior approval necessary.

See the 2020 Conference CTLE Credit Page for more information.


Our Commercial Exhibitors/College Showcase 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.

VIRTUAL UPDATES COMING SOON! Please contact [email protected] with questions.

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