AAAE's cornerstone annual event
AAAE’s annual conference brings together members and colleagues from across the globe. It is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow arts administrators and educators and explore the complex questions of arts and cultural management. Our members gather to share their latest research findings, explore the newest practices and keep up with the rapidly changing ways way art is made, supported, experienced, and delivered in markets across the globe.
Conferences offer programming in research, pedagogy, and practice. Hosted by AAAE members in a different location every year, they afford members and attendees an opportunity to explore the arts and culture of new places.
Our 2019 conference will be held in Madison, WI at the Bolz Center for Arts Administration in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2018 Building Communities of the Future: Arts Administrators as Agents of Change
Hosted by University of Houston and University of Houston Downtown
2017 New Places, Spaces, and Faces: Exploring Possibilities and Crossing Borders
Hosted by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
2016 Direct Connect: A New Way Forward
Hosted by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Educator Impact: Framing Arts Administration Education in a Dynamic Field
Hosted by the University of Oregon, Portland, OR
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2014 Being Bold, Embracing Change
Hosted by HEC Montréal, Montréal QC
2013 Advancing New Paradigms
Hosted by the University of New Orleans, New Orleans LA
2012 Educating for Leadership
Hosted by Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA
2011 Educate | Innovate | Activate
Hosted by Boston University, Boston MA
2010 Making Connections: Preparing Cultural Leaders for Future Challenges
Hosted by American University, Washington DC