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Home > Program 2014 > Sessions

The Conference for Community Arts Education will feature dozens of professional development workshops, roundtables, and program showcases designed to help you lead more effectively, increase participation and impact, enhance performance, raise money, sustain key programs, and increase access to arts education for all.

Sample topics

  • program development
  • community engagement
  • partnership and collaboration
  • diversity and inclusion
  • assessment, evaluation and research
  • advocacy 
  • leadership
  • governance
  • student recruitment and retention
  • development
  • technology and arts education
  • and more!

These topics are by no means exhaustive; they are meant as a jumping off point. We encourage your ideas and session proposals on a range of topics!

Networking & Social Events

Each year we hear from delegates that one of the most valuable aspects of attending the Conference for Community Arts Education are the discussions that result from both formal and on-the-fly networking opportunities. Click here for information on our networking and social events, including our Next Level Luncheon, Chapter Breakfasts, Site Visits, and more!

Take a Look at Last Year's Program

While this year’s program is still being developed, you can get a sense of the breadth and quality of program offerings by taking a look at our 2013 conference program.

Conference Planning Meetings in California

In January and February 2014, as part of the program planning process for the 2014 Conference, the National Guild conducted five “town hall” meetings with leaders of nonprofit arts providers throughout California to identify key opportunities and challenges facing the field, developing trends, promising innovations, existing networks and resources, and centers of excellence.For a synthesized list of the notes from all five conference planning meetings in California, please click here (PDF).



This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.