May 23-26, 2024

2024 Annual AAAE Conference

Past Conferences

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.

Due to COVID-19, the in-person conference was moved online for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Annual Conferences. The video recordings are available to all AAAE members HERE within the AAAE Members Portal. (You must be logged into the Portal to follow the link.)

2023 The Creative Ecosystem: People, Process, Power 
Hosted by Baruch College in New York City, New York.

2022 New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How – Online Conference

2021 REIMAGINE/RECONNECT/RENEW – Virtual Conference 

2020 Vision For Student Success – Online Conference Series

2019 The Future of Arts Administration Education: Evolution, Reinvention, and Transformation 
Hosted by Bolz Center for Arts Administration at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Conference Presentations Available HERE

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