Art Educators of Iowa 2014 Fall Conference
Organic Connections: History, Environment, and Culture

Cirque D'ArteOctober 10, 11, and 12, 2014

Pre-Conference on October 9 for retirees and early birds

Meeting venues include the Pilgrim Heights Retreat Campground on October 10 and the Meskwaki Settlement School on October 11 and 12. Jonathan Buffalo, the Meskwaki Nation Tribal Historian will be the keynote speaker. Lodging is available with the Art Educators of Iowa room block at either the Meskwaki Hotel or Pilgrim Heights Retreat Campground.

Meskwaki Hotel rates for the AEI block will be $69-$79 per night, the Pilgrim Heights rates will vary depending on the cabin and sleeping accommodations you choose. The rates listed below are per night.

Oak Cabin $20.00
Autumn House - Quad Occupancy options $30.00
Autumn House - Triple Occupancy options $35.00
Autumn House - Double Occupancy $40.00
Autumn House - Private Single options $60.00
Linen pack optional or bring your own bedding & towels $10.00

To reserve one of the rooms at Meskwaki call 1-800-728-4268, mention that you are with the Art Educators of Iowa, and then use your credit card to guarantee the room. To reserve one of these rooms, you must make your reservation by October 1. <>

For more details and to reserve a bed at Pilgrim Heights, call 641-492-6165. Beds at the campground are priced by the cabin you wish to stay in and/or how many people you want to share a room with. The cabins are very clean and the bathrooms are modern. You can bring your own bedding and towels or they will provide a linen package for $10. Oak Cabin has beds for up to 6 people, has one bathroom facility, and costs $20.00 per night, while Autumn House has a restroom for each of the 8 bedrooms and is priced by the room occupancy number. Quad occupancy is $30.00 per night, triple occupancy is $35 per night, double occupancy is $40.00 per night, and private single occupancy is $60 per night. < >

Here's what you need to do...

  • Mark your calendar--reserve the dates!
  • Watch for registration to open
  • Reserve your room
  • Plan to participate in a thematic sharing session with lesson plans, process, and examples.
  • Spread the word to fellow art educators.
  • Contact Maggie Parks with ideas or questions:


The 2013 AEI Fall Conference was a CIRCUS!!!

Cirque D'Arte

October 11-13, 2013
Hotel at Kirkwood and Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids

In the Center Ring--Arts Eduction was a focus on the power of what the arts offer in the lives and futures of our children.


The 2012 62nd. AEI Fall Conference

Handouts, LInks, and Lesson Plans from the 2012 Conference

See photos and more lesson plans on the Art Educators of Iowa Facebook Page

Artisan Faire - Art Educators Show

New Retirees Day for NE and IA - Featured Keynote Speakers

Conference Schedule - Printable Schedule

Registration (online: use credit card, PO, or PayPal)

Drake University 1 Hr. Credit Available

October 5-7, 2012 Council Bluffs and Omaha Fall conf. t-shirt.

If you would still like to have a t-shirt from the Fall Conference, contact Susan Noonan.

The Fall Conference T-shirt, featuring the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, is designed by a college student, Cortney Bourlan, who is originally from Corning, Iowa. She is currently working as a summer intern for Pixar and is working on a movie that is not yet released. She will intern again for Pixar in the summer of 2013.

She is currently a senior at NorthWest Missouri State. She has a 2-year art degree from Dordt College and spent one year at ISU in Ames. The t-shirts will be white with black image.

Better get your collector t-shirt today. This art student is going places and will not have to wait, like VanGogh, to become famous.

2012 Logo



Conference Locations:Council Bluffs

St. Albert High School
400 Gleason Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA. Map...

Joint Art Educator's Show - October 1-7, 2012
The Center
714 S. Main St.
Council Bluffs, IA. More info...

Online registration for the 2012 Fall Conference allows you to

  • reserve a space in special paid sessions
  • order your choices for meals
  • purchase extra meal tickets for guests
  • use a credit card, check, or purchase order
  • register for your whole staff or group of friends
  • start your registration now and go back to make changes later (be sure to return by using the link in the email that is sent, saying that your registration is incomplete)
  • renew your membership in NAEA or become a new member

Several conference attendees displayed and sold their art at the Artisan's Faire...

Fall Conf. Logo

The theme for the 2011 AEI Fall Conference was Creativity in the City--21st Century and Beyond.

October 7, 8, and 9, 2011

Lesson Plans and Handouts

2011 Award Winners





The 60th. Annual Fall Conference was held in Sioux City. Chair Tammy Hoppe and her committee honored art educators across the years of AEI's history with the weekend's activities entitled Art is Core.

Tammy Hoppe and the conference shirtFriday, October 1, 2010. Activities took place at the Sioux City Art Center (SCAC) and Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City. There were gallery tours at the SCAC and hands-on lessons.


< Conference Chair Tammy Hoppe displays Art is Core t-shirts.

David Warlick presents< Guest speaker, 30+ year educator, author, and technologist, David Warlick explored some of the changes and challenges in education and arrange them as a set of converging conditions that might actually hold the clues for redefining and retooling 21st century education. The evening included the opportunity to take part in a gallery tour of art spaces in Sioux City.

Saturday, October 2, 2010. Vendors were on hand to share their products, ideas, and expertise at Stoney Creek Inn. Diana Wooley, a theatre educator from the Lamb Arts Ltd in Sioux City was one of the keynote presenters.

Leon Kuehner, keynot

Leon Kuehner of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and the Iowa Arts Education Mentoring Program
shared his knowledge about the Iowa Core and the arts. >

The highlight of the evening was a wonderful dinner and awards ceremony, preceded by an Opening Reception at the Sioux City Art Center.

Sunday, October 3, 2010. On Sunday morning, those who stayed were recipients of the annual vendor prize give-away and brunch with a valuable sharing session.



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