Host the 2020 Conference

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Join AAAE in building and executing one of the premier conference events for arts administration education scholars, educators, practitioners, and experts. Now in its 37th year, the AAAE conference is a three day event featuring cultural immersion in the host city, connection and co-learning, and the opportunity to engage with national and international arts administration education networks. 

Hosting the AAAE conference is a dynamic and exciting opportunity wherein host representatives can:

showcase the host's institution and programs for 130-150 attendees, both at the conference and for the preceding academic year leading up to the event

be part of the leadership team that shapes and programs the event, from arts activities to keynote speaker selection to proposal review 

receive deeply discounted conference registration rates for all faculty attending from the host institution

provide opportunities for students to work on the event

connect more deeply with AAAE, the board of directors, and our key partners

Ready to learn more? Download the brief host application for a full picture of the roles and responsibilities involved in the event. Complete the 2020 host application by October 31, and contact Katy Coy ( with questions. 



Host Applications Deadline: October 31, 2018

Deadline for AAAE to Notify Applicants: December 15, 2018

Desired date window for 2020 conference: Late May - early June, 2020