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  New York State Art Teachers Association 76th Annual Conference
November 22-24, 2024  |  DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton  |  Binghamton, NY 


Artistic intelligence pertains to the ability to create and understand art. It involves skills related to creativity, imagination, and emotional expression. This type of intelligence engages human cognitive and emotional capacities. Artists, musicians, writers, and other creative individuals often exhibit high levels of artistic intelligence. Artistic intelligence is subjective, and different people may have varying interpretations and preferences when it comes to artistic expressions.

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. These tasks include problem-solving, learning, language understanding, and decision-making. It enlists the creation of algorithms and models that enable machines to mimic certain aspects of human intelligence. This can range from simple rule-based systems to more complex machine learning and deep learning approaches. Unlike artistic intelligence, AI is often designed to be objective and rational, focusing on logical problem-solving and data-driven decision-making.

While artistic intelligence is a human attribute related to creativity and expression, artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that aims to replicate or simulate human-like intelligence in machines. The two concepts serve different purposes and operate in distinct domains; yet there are questions about their intersection and whether artificial intelligence can be part of a human creative endeavor. 


The theme of the 2024 NYSATA Conference is Artistic Intelligence. NYSATA seeks workshop proposals that explore human creative potential and its relationship to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Some questions to ponder:

  • How are creative thought and original work generated?
  • What conditions contribute to the cultivation of artistic intelligence?
  • Do technology and AI enhance or inhibit creative thought? What opportunities and limits are posed by the use of technology and AI in the art classroom?
  • What resources can art teachers access to inspire students to use technology and/or AI appropriately to support creative practice?
  • How do materials, both traditional and emerging, contribute to the development of new forms of artistic work?
  • What social-emotional connections are generated through authentic, creative, artistic practice?
  • What technological platforms have extended creative practice and inspired new out-of-the-box solutions?

Workshop Proposals are Welcom from all NYSATA members planning to register and atttend the conference.

Additionally, Commercial, College and Not-for-Profit exhibitors with a paid space in the exhibitts hall are welcome to propose workshops. 


Deadline for Proposals is May 15, 2024
Notification of Acceptance by June 15, 2024

CLICK HERE to Propose a Workshop


[email protected]


NYSATA Member (Includes District Members)
Early Bird: $169
After November 1: $199

Full Time Student, Retired, or Unemployed Member
Verification may be required.
Early Bird: $132 
After November 1: $160

$255 (no early bird rate)

*Friday and Satruday AM Continental Breakfast Buffet Included with Registration

Full Meal Package: $230
Friday Lunch Buffet: $35
Friday Plated Dinner: $55
Saturday Lunch Buffet: $35
Saturday Plated Dinner: $65
Sunday Brunch: $40

*Meal pricing includes appetizer, entree, dessert, and 21% service charge.

CLICK HERE Cancellation 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. 


  • 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. Log in and 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: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 225 South Water Street, Binghamton, NY
Room Rate: $132 
Please note the reservation cut off date of November 1 or when rooms are sold out, whichever comes first

AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thrusday, November 16
9:00 AM–3:30 PM Preconference

Friday, November 17
8:00 AM–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Vendor Area)
8:00 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
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–10:00 PM Artisan Market
9:00 PM–11:00 PM After Dark Event (Ticket Required) 

Saturday, November 18

8:00–10:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Vendor Area)
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Commercial Exhibitors Exclusive
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Super Session II
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 PM–5:00 PM Workshops
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Super Session III
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)
9:00–12:00 PM Dancing to D.J 

Sunday, November 19
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Super Session IV: Jade Warrick
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Region Awards Brunch 
(Regional Art Educators of the Year, Vendor Raffle)

Keynote Speakers
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.

Friday After Dark
Please join us Friday 9-11:00 PM for an eveninig of fun, learning, and connection. $25 ticket includes a complimentary beverage of choice, all supplies, and many eye-opening aha moments. 
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!  
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 $25 per artisan for NYSATA member conference attendees. Onsite show and sale will take place at the Doubletree Hotel, Binghamton, on Friday November 18, 8:30-10:00 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 2024 Conference CTLE Credit page for more information.


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.

CLICK HERE for Exhibits Information

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

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