New York State
Art Teachers Association
74th Annual Conference

November 18-20, 2022
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Binghamton, NY

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They say the one thing in life that is inevitable—is change. We just need to look around us to see changes in our society, natural and built environments, climate, technology, and the pandemic. Through it all, art teachers continually remain open-minded, flexible, and adaptive to the changes around them and their responses to those changes.

A Change In Climate is the theme of the 2022 NYSATA Conference. Workshops and speakers will focus around: 
  • art education for social-emotional health
  • art for preservation
  • artists who focus on climate change and the environment
  • working with non toxic materials and “green” alternatives 
  • art and social/political activism
  • art for equity and social justice
  • collaboration for change
  • new platforms and methods for teaching in a digital world
  • art lessons about change
  • artmaking for personal and professional growth 
  • ​advocating for the critical role of art education within a changing education arena
  • student choice and student voice

NYSATA has partnered with the Doubletree Hotel in Binghamton, NY for this in-person event, November 18-22, 2022. Watch your email and the NYSATA website for more information and a call for workshop proposals due May 1.


NYSATA Member (Includes District Members)
Early Bird: $159
After November 1: $189

Full Time Student, Retired, or Unemployed Member
Verification may be required.
Early Bird: $120
After November 1: $150

$245 (no early bird rate)

Full Meal Package (Save $10): $188
Friday Lunch: $25
Friday Dinner Buffet: $50
Saturday Lunch: $25
Saturday Reception & Plated Dinner: $60
Sunday Brunch: $38
*includes 21% service charge

CLICK HERE for Payment and Refund Policy

CLICK HERE for a letter of support to share with administrator


Register here for conference workshops, meals, and/or special ticketed events. 

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Walk-in registration will open onsite at 8 AM Friday, November 18. 

  • Log in with your member Username and Password for member price. Membership needs to be current at the time of the event to receive the member rate. 
  • Membership expired or about to expire? Renew and register in one form!  
  • Pay with a Credit Card, mailed check, or school PO. 

Registration or payment questions? 
[email protected]

 Paying with a school PO? 
  1. Get school district approval FIRST; know what fees the district agrees to cover.
  2. Register yourself online. Choose registration and any meal options or ticketed events you wish to attend. Choose the PAY LATER option for payment.
  3. You'll get an email confirmation and invoice with detailed payment instructions and address.
  4. Attach a printed or digital copy of your registration confirmation or invoice to the PO. PO must be received prior to the start of the event. 
  5. You are responsible to pay any remainder not covered by your school district. 
Hotel Reservations

Conference Hotel is DoubleTree by Hilton, 120 Water Street, Binghamton, NY. Room Rate is $132. Please use group code ART when making reservations online at (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 Binghamton, 2-8 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. 

AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thrusday, November 17
9:00 AM–3:30 PM Preconference with Jalen Law

Friday, November 18
8:00 AM–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Vendor Area)
8:00 AM–10:00 AM Commercial Exhibitors Exclusive 
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Super Session I: Jalen Law
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 II: Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd 
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) 
8:30 PM–10:30 PM Artisan Market
8:30 PM–10:00 PM After Dark Event (Ticket Required) 

Saturday, November 19

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   
11:00 AM–2:00 PM Lunch (Timed Tickets) 
2:00 PM5:00 PM 
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Super Session III: Nnkeka Jones 
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 20
9:00 AM10:00 AM Super Session IV: Alexis Oltmer
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Region Awards Brunch 
(Regional Art Educators of the Year, Vendor Raffle)


CLICK HERE for Full Agenda
Keynote Speakers


Jaylen Law

Jalen Law
Artist, Arts Educator, Arts Advocate, Entrepeneur
Buffalo, NY

Friday 10 AM Super Session Keynote Speaker



Karen Keifer-Boyd

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Pennsylvania State University

Friday 1 PM Super Session Keynote Speaker

Nneka Jones

Nneka Jones

Multidisciplinary Artist
Tampa FL

Satruday 1 PM Super Session Keynote Speaker

 Alexis Oltmer

Alexis Oltmer

Conceptual Artist
State College, PA

Sunday 9 AM Super Session Keynote Speaker

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.

Approximately 100 workshops are offered with no advance selection necessary, some have a supply fee for full participation (see descriptions); a small selection are ticketed for a fee (extended hands-on). 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.

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 is accepted this year!  
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 $25 per artisan for NYSATA member conference attendees. Onsite show and sale will take place at the Doubletree Hotel, Binghamton, on Friday November 18, 9-10:30 PM. Artisans are responsible for their own sales, shipping and any applicable sales tax.  
CLICK HERE for details.

Commercial and College Exhibits

Our exhibitors have really stepped up this year with 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 2022 Conference CTLE Credit page for more information.

2022 Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus
CLICK HERE to Reserve a Booth or Table
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.

We are pleased to contract with Northeast Events Services (NEDS) as our exhibit hall services provider. Use the exhibitor forms and documents below to order drayage service and additional equipment.  

2022 NYSATA Exhibits Installation Info
2022 NYSATA Equipment Rental Form
2022 NYSATA Freight Form
2022 NYSATA Freight Shipping Label

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