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Conference FAQ

Do I have to be an FAEA member to register for conference? No, you do not need to be a member to register. Members may renew their membership during registration and non-members will be provided a complimentary one-year limited membership with their conference registration.

Are there additional fees to attend workshops or special events at the conference? Yes, there is an additional cost and registration required to attend any hands-on workshops and special events like the “Neon Garden Party” and the Awards Breakfast. Which workshops and events are included in my registration? All Art Forum sessions, general sessions, receptions, and access to the commercial exhibit hall are included in your conference registration.

Do I sign up in advance to attend the art forum sessions? No, the Art Forum sessions are included in your conference registration and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

When will the Member Virtual Exhibition (MVE) Members be recognized? The Member Virtual Exhibition (MVE) will be on display each day at conference, and the MVE Awardees will be recognized at the Awards Breakfast.

What is the Awards Breakfast? The Awards Breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 7:30am-8:30am. This event honors the 2019 FAEA Award recipients, such as the Florida Art Educator of the Year and the Member Virtual Exhibition Awardees. The event will begin with a hot plated breakfast followed by the presentation of awards to this year’s honorees. There is a fee to attend the Awards Breakfast, and you can purchase tickets during pre-registration. There will be limited tickets available on-site for purchase.

When is the Gala? FAEA is excited to offer a new event in 2019 titled the “Neon Garden Party.” This event is a new imagination of the annual gala.

What is the Neon Garden Party? This Saturday night celebration provides an opportunity for members to let loose and relax after several days of presentations and workshops. This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 8:00pm–11:00pm and will feature an interactive celebration experience with desserts and light Hors d’oeuvres. You can purchase your tickets to attend the Neon Garden Party during pre-registration for only $25. There will be limited tickets available on-site for purchase.

Is the conference schedule in FAEA’s fall Fresh Paint the final schedule? No, the conference schedule in the fall Fresh Paint is still subject to change. Conference schedule updates will be posted online at

Is there a certain hotel I should stay at if I am attending the FAEA conference? You can reserve a room at the conference site, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Visit the FAEA Conference Hotel page for more information.

If I have questions about the FAEA conference or my membership who should I call? You can call the FAEA Office at (850) 205-0068 and staff will be happy to assist you.

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