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NYSATA 73rd Annual Conference
November 19-21, 2021

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Challenging Assumptions, Redrafting Priorities, & Reinventing Practice in Art Education

Over the past year, art educators have taken on the challenges of rethinking Visual and Media Arts teaching and learning in the context of a Pandemic. The limitations imposed by the Pandemic have left teachers grasping for new ways to address the social/emotional needs of students as well as managing self-care. Many have been forced into an unfamiliar world of virtual learning. As school districts slash budgets and identify “essential curriculum,” advocacy is needed more than ever to inform decision-makers about the essential and unique skills students gain from learning in the arts.

In the midst of those circumstances, the systemic racism and socioeconomic divide that plague our nation’s past and present have taken center stage as never before. Teachers are challenged to confront their own and student’s assumptions, find and foster empathy, reconstruct history from diverse vantage points, foster equity and student voice, and become facilitators of social justice.

Hybrid Stamp

NYSATA has partnered with the Doubletree Hotel in Binghamton, NY to explore a hybrid format for this event, including both virtual and in person access to workshops during our conference weekend of November 19-21, 2021, and access to recorded events after the event. 

Propose a Workshop
 NYSATA seeks workshop proposals that
  • Present innovative solutions to the obstacles of teaching under constraining conditions 
  • Embrace new platforms and methods for teaching in a digital world 
  • Foster the social emotional health and well-being of students and/or educators
  • Provide resources for and connections to a diverse body of relevant contemporary artists and work
  • Encourage culturally responsive practice and promote access and equity
  • Challenge assumptions about race, class, and social structure and suggest avenues for change
  • Encourage student choice and develop student voice
  • Empower art educators to engage their own artistic practice to inspire and refresh their teaching and promote self-care
  • Promote the power of art-focused professional learning communities to revitalize and reconceptualize teaching and learning in the Visual and Media Arts
  • Generate advocacy strategies for prioritizing the arts as essential curriculum and retaining funding for arts programs in schools
CLICK HERE to submit a workshop proposal
 Rates and Registration Details


NYSATA Member (Includes District Members)
Early Bird: $149 ($119 virtual only)
After November 1: $179 ($139 virtual only)

Full Time Student, Retired, or Unemployed Member
Verification may be required.
Early Bird: $110 ($89 virtual only)
After November 1: $140 ($109 virtual only)

No early bird rate.
$225 ($199 virtual only)


Full Meal Package (Save $10): $188
Friday Lunch: $25
Friday Dinner Buffet: $50
Saturday Lunch: $25
Saturday Reception & Plated Dinner: $60
Sunday Brunch: $38
*rates include 20% service charge

Please contact our Conference Coordinators at [email protected]


Registration Coming in Early September
  • Early Bird Rate until November 1
  • Log in with your member Username and Password for member price
  • Membership expired or about to expire? Renew and register in one form!
  • Pay with a credit card or school PO. You MUST register online first. Attach a printed or digital copy of your registration confirmation or invoice to the PO. PO or payment must be received before the event begins.
 Commercial and College Exhibitors
2021 Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus
Click Here to Register as an Exhibitor

We welcome commercial, college, and non-profit exhibitors whose products and services are targeted to art educators. For maximum exposure, be sure to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct workshops to increase their contact with conference attendees.

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Please contact [email protected] with questions.