NYSATA 73rd Annual Conference
November 19-21, 2021

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Challenging Assumptions, Redrafting Priorities, & Reinventing Practice in Art Education

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NYSATA has partnered with the Doubletree Hotel in Binghamton, NY to develop a hybrid format for this event, including both virtual and in person access to workshops during our conference weekend of November 19-21, 2021, and access to recorded events after the event. 


NYSATA Member (Includes District Members)
Early Bird: $149 ($119 virtual only)
After November 1: $179 ($139 virtual only)

Full Time Student, Retired, or Unemployed Member
Verification may be required.
Early Bird: $110 ($89 virtual only)
After November 1: $140 ($109 virtual only)

No early bird rate.
$225 ($199 virtual only)

Full Meal Package (Save $10): $188
Friday Lunch: $25
Friday Dinner Buffet: $50
Saturday Lunch: $25
Saturday Reception & Plated Dinner: $60
Sunday Brunch: $38

*rates include 20% service charge

Please contact our Conference Coordinators at [email protected]


Register for virtual or in-person conference,
meals, and/or special ticketed events. 

WALK-IN registration begins November 21 at 8 am 

CLICK HERE  to Register NOW! 

Please contact our Conference Coordinators at [email protected]

  • Log in with your member Username and Password for member price
  • Membership expired or about to expire? Renew and register in one form!
  • Pay with a credit card or school PO. You MUST register online first. Attach a printed or digital copy of your registration confirmation or invoice to the PO. PO or payment must be received before the event begins.
  • CLICK HERE for Payment and Refund Policy
  • CLICK HERE for COVID 19 Safety Guidelines
  • CLICK HERE for a letter of support to share with administrators
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Get our official conference app

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

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NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board


NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

There is also a DESKTOP version of Whova!
If you registered as a VIRTUAL participant, download the Whova app to your mobile device to interact with the conference attendees and presenters. Once you have an account you can go to the WEB APP to watch  sessions on your desktop computer.

CLICK HERE to go to the WHOVA Desktop Web App
Hotel Reservations

Conference Hotel is DoubleTree by Hilton, 120 Water Street, Binghamton, NY. Room Rate is $129. Please use group code AR5 when making reservations online at www.binghamton.doubletree.com (preferred) or by phone at 607-722-7575. Rate is valid until November 1 or until rooms are no longer available. NYSATA does not make room reservations or assign roommates.

Overflow hotel is Holiday Inn Downtown Binghamton2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY. Make reservations at 1-877-666-3243. Mention that you are with the New York State Art Teachers Association Conference. 
Click here for more Binghamton area hotel options. 
Week of November 10-17

Swag Boxes Arrive! (Virtual ONLY—In person attendees will pick up swag when they arrive at the conference)

Thursday, November 18
8:30–9:00 AM Preconference Check In
9:00 AM12:00 PM Preconference AM Session
12:00 PM3:30 PM Preconferene PM Session
3:30 PM–4:00 PM Wrap Up and Feedback

Friday, November 19
8:00 AM–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Vendor Area)
8:00 AM10:00 AM Commercial Exhibitors Exclusive 
10:00 AM–1:00 PM Commercial/College Exhibition
10:00 AM–1:00 PM Workshops
11:00 AM–2:00 PM Lunch (Timed Tickets) 
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Super Session I: Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr. 
2:00 PM–5:00 PM Workshops 
5:30 PM–6:30 PM Regional Hospitality/Meetings 
6:30 PM–8:30 PM Awards Dinner 
(Ray Henry, Special Citation Business & Institution, Student Scholarships) 
9:00 PM10:30 PM Artisan Market
9:00 PM–11:00 PM After Dark Event (Ticket Required) 

Saturday, November 20
8:00–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Vendor Area)
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Commercial Exhibitors Exclusive
9:00 AM–1:00 PM Commercial/College Exhibition 
9:00 AM–1:00 PM Workshops 
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Super Session II: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels 
11:00 AM–2:00 PM Lunch (Timed Tickets) 
 2:00 PM5:00 PM 
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Super Session III: Nan Park 
5:45 PM Member & Student Art Exhibit Opening 
6:30 PM–9:00 PM President’s Reception & Dinner 
(Past President Recognition, Special Citation Member, Outstanding Service, NYS Art Educator of the Year)
9:0012:00 PM Dancing to D.J 

Sunday, November 21
9:00 AM10:00 AM Super Session IV: Nicolas Bruno 
10:00 AM–12:00 PMRegion Awards Brunch 
(Regional Art Educators of the Year, Vendor Raffle)

Keynote Speakers

James H. Rolling Jr.

James Haywood Rolling, Jr.
Dual Professor of Arts Education and Teaching & Leadership, Syracuse University; NAEA President

Friday 1 PM Super Session Keynote Speaker 
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Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

 Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Legendary co-founder of the groundbreaking rap group RUN DMC; co-founder of Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) 

Saturday 9 AM Super Session Keynote Speaker
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Nan Park

Nan Park
Artist, Art Educator; Faculty, MA in Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art

Saturday 1 PM Super Session Keynote Speaker 
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 Nicolas Bruno

Nicolas Bruno 
Photographer and artist, North Port NY; BFA SUNY Purchase

Sunday 9 AM Super Session Keynote Speaker
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Workshop opportunities include hands on, lecture, and round-table discussion format in addition to engaging keynote sessions and time to connect with colleagues. Attendance verification and CTLE credit available for up to 16 CTLE hours.

Over 80 workshops are offered with no advance selection necessary; a small selection are ticketed for a small fee (extended hands-on). A few include supplies that will be shipped to you. Please read workshop descriptions and materials requirements/recommendations carefully prior to registering for Ticketed Workshops. Preregistered and ticketed events are not refundable. 
CLICK HERE for details.

Thursday Preconference

Registration is $75 for NYSATA Members (includes lunch and 5.5 hour CTLE certificate).  Don't miss this opportunity to refresh your artist within and maintain an essential artistic practice that feeds your soul and fits within the busy life of a full-time art teacher. Artist and Art Educator, Nan Park, will share her practice and give you time to generate artistic solutions as well as reflect on implication for personal and professional practice.  
CLICK HERE for details. 

Members Exhibit

Participation is FREE to all NYSATA Members who donate work (you don't need to register for the conference to contribute)! Please consider participating in this Members’ Exhibit opportunity, held both in person AND virtually. Work submitted must be 10”x10” in size and may be designated as “not for sale” or donated for auction to benefit the NYSATA Scholarship Fund. 3-D work will be accepted this year!  
CLICK HERE for details.

Student Exhibit

Participation is FREE to all NYSATA members who register for the conference! Thanks to the magic of Google Slides, we will hold a hybrid exhibit this year on the NYSATA website and in the Whova app as wel as a physical exhibit onsite. Participate virtually only or both onsite and virtually.  
CLICK HERE for details.

Artisans Market

Participation is $20 per artisan for NYSATA member conference attendees. Artisan vendors will have their website link and a description of their products posted on the NYSATA website. Onsite show and sale will take place at the Doubletree Hotel, Binghamton, on Friday November 19, 9-10:30 PM. Artisans are responsible for their own sales, shipping and any applicable sales tax.  
CLICK HERE for details.


Participation is $325 for NYSATA members. A few spaces are still available for this incredible opportunity, but you'll need to act fast! BIG INK will facilitate two days of monumental woodblock printing at NYSATA on November 19 & 20, 2021. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate. 
CLICK HERE for details.

Conmercial/College Exhibitors Showcase
Our exhibitors have really stepped up this year with pre-recorded and live workshop sessions, product demonstrations, conference swag, and door prizes. There will be plenty of time to find out about new ideas, products, and ways of working with your students, both in person and remotely. Please visit our exhibitor’s Virtual Booths and thank them for their generous support.

 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 2021 Conference CTLE Credit page for more information.

2021 Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus
CLICK HERE to Register as an Exhibitor
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.

Northeast Events Services is our New Exhibit Hall contractor. Use the links below to order drayage service and additional equipment. Please disregard freight information in the Exhibitors Prospectus.

2021 NYSATA Exhibits Installation Info
2021 NYSATA Equipement Rental Form
2021 NYSATA Freight Form
2021 NYSATA Freight Shipping Label 

Top 10 Reasons to Participate as an Exhibitor at the NYSATA Annual Conference
Please contact [email protected] with questions.