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Founded in 1947, the National Arts Educators Association has provided a hub for its vast international membership, including arts educators from pre-K to university, teachers in training, researchers, arts administrators, art museum educators, and teaching artists... all dedicated to mentoring, networking, collaboration, advocacy, and professional development in arts education.

The flagship event of the year is the NAEA National Convention. This year, marking the association's 70th anniversary, 7000 delegates are expected to gather in New York City from Mar.2-4 to meet, discuss, face, and embrace this year's timely theme: The Challenge of Change.

The conference kicks off with a keynote from artist Jeff Koons, known for his reinvention of pop culture and oversized iconic sculptures, like this one:

Balloon Dog   |  Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog  |  Jeff Koons

I'm excited to announce that I will be attending this conference for the first time, not simply as an advocate colour geek, but also as a presenter, part of an extensive and diverse line-up of 1000+ sessions, workshops, exhibits, and special events. Here's the scoop on my session, titled and designed to align the overall ideas of BTC with the inspiring challenge of NAEA's conference theme:


The Challenge of Changing Colour

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As colour changes for the 21st Century, it's time to re-invent the wheel.
And BTW, it's not a wheel...

SAT.MAR.4.2017   |   1 PM   |   SHERATON NEW YORK


I'll be there with a full tickle trunk of cards, cubes, teaching toys, and palette-able puzzles to show and share. There's even going to be some giveaways, and with less than an hour on the clock, it's sure to be a very inter-active exploration. Part art, part science, part history, part future... all fun!

Are you going to be at NAEA's NYC 2017 event? Learn more about it here.

Want more info on my session? Get in touch! I'd love to see you there!