Convening Update

We have made the difficult – but necessary – decision to cancel the September convening in San Diego. It’s not what we envisioned to celebrate AEP’s 25th anniversary, but we believe it’s the right decision for the health and safety of staff members and our arts education colleagues.

We will be turning our attention over the next weeks to planning alternate virtual programming. It is not our intent to replace the convening with an online version; instead, we’ll be thinking hard about both the possibilities and limitations of a virtual platform to connect us to each other.

What Can You Expect at AEP Annual Convenings?

Content and Conversation

Engaging panel discussions and concurrent sessions that explore the latest research, innovative practices and emerging policy approaches.


Knowledge and tools for advancing  your work that can help to build broader and stronger connections in the arts in education community.


Opportunities throughout the event to engage with and learn from your arts and education colleagues doing work across the country.