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Conference FAQ

Do I have to be an FAEA member to register for conference?
No, you do not need to a member to register. Members may renew their memberships during registration, and non-members may join to receive the discounted member registration rate or attend by paying the non-member registration fee.

What is the registration fee to attend the FAEA conference?
Online pre-registration is $180, paper pre-registration by fax or mail is $200, and on-site registration is $200. FAEA members receive a $40 discount on registration! Fees are reduced for collegiate student members, and there is no fee for retired FAEA members. Please make special note of the check payment postmark deadline of September 30, 2017.

Are there any additional fees to attend workshops or special events at the conference?
Yes, there is an additional cost and registration required to attend any Half-Day Studio or Mini Studio workshop, which are considered "paid" workshops. There is also a fee to attend the Awards Breakfast and Saturday night's gala.

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.

What is the Awards Breakfast?
The Awards Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 7:30 am-8:30 am. This event honors the 2017 FAEA Award recipients, such as the Florida Art Educator of the Year. 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.

What is the Gala?
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, October 21, from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, and the theme is "What's Your Superpower?" There is a fee to attend this event, which includes a plated dinner and entertainment. You can purchase your tickets to attend the Gala during pre-registration. 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, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, for the FAEA Conference rate of $134/night. Visit the FAEA Conference 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.


2017 Off-Site Conference Locations

Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
2.4 miles

Museum of Fine Arts
225 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
0.6 miles

Duncan McClellan Gallery
2342 Emerson Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
2.1 miles

Salvador Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
0.3 miles

Gibbs High School
(shuttle provided from the hotel)
850 34th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
3.2 miles

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