Happening Now! AEP 2020 Virtual Gathering

The 2020 AEP Virtual Gathering is now underway! We hope you will join us, along with your arts and education colleagues, for this year’s programming held online on September 9, 11, 15 and 17. Registration is still open and you can register here.

After you’ve registered, be sure to download the app for use via mobile device, tablet or desktop to customize your experience during the event and quickly access session resources.

AEP is excited to celebrate our 25th year of serving the arts education field at the gathering, and, in recognition of barriers to access due to the pandemic, we’re offering free registration to make it easier for those interested to attend.

We have crafted interactive programming that will explore the latest research, innovative practices and emerging policy approaches to support an excellent arts education for all learners, especially those who have been historically marginalized by systemic racism and inequalities. From engaging panel discussions and keynote remarks to breakout sessions and networking opportunities, this virtual event explores AEP’s history and provides attendees with knowledge and tools for advancing their work and building broader and stronger connections in the arts education community.

On behalf of AEP and our partner organizations, we look forward to seeing you for this year’s Virtual Gathering!

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.