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Submit Your Session Proposal Today!

All FAEA members are invited to submit a proposal to present a workshop or clinic session at the 2023 FAEA Annual Conference, October 5-8, 2023 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. Strengthen and promote art education by volunteering your time and talents to share your expertise with fellow art teachers throughout the state.

Session proposal submissions are open from April 1 through June 1.

Please take a minute to read the policies and requirements below before submitting your proposal:

Important Information and Policies

Selling or advertising a product or service is not allowed. If you represent a company and would like to showcase your products, submit a Product Showcase Proposal instead.

Some workshop presenters may reach out to companies to sponsor supplies for their hands-on workshops, and they are allowed to publicly thank that company in their workshop, but if the workshop centers around trying to demonstrate and/or sell that product, it should be submitted as a Product Showcase instead.

Conference Registration And Attendance

  • All presenters must register for the conference, even if you live or teach outside of Florida. Pre-registration will be from early August through late September. On-site registration will be available at a higher cost. Conference exhibitors and speakers invited by the executive committee are exempt from this requirement.
  • By submitting a proposal, you agree to attend in person and present your session if your proposal is selected. Please do not submit a proposal if you are not sure that you will be available to travel to Ponte Vedra Beach on October 5-8, 2023. Cancellations for reasons other than unavoidable emergencies may affect the committee's decision to accept future proposals.

FAEA Membership Required:

  • Membership in FAEA must be current to submit a proposal and to present at the conference if selected.
  • Conference exhibitors/vendors presenting a Product Showcase Session and keynote speakers invited by the executive committee are exempt from this requirement.
  • Membership renewal for the 2023-2024 school year is open on April 1, 2023.


  • Presenters selected to present a 90-minute Hands-On Workshop will receive up to $100.00 reimbursement for supplies upon submission of the reimbursement form and receipts.
  • Presenters are responsible for all other expenses themselves. This includes but is not limited to: travel, hotel, meals, conference registration, and other materials. 

We recommend you only submit a maximum of three (3) proposals, but if you are willing to do more, you are welcome to submit more.  Just keep in mind that we may accept all of them, so only submit the number you're willing to actually present. 

Please make sure you have the following information ready to copy-and-paste or upload into the application before you begin:

  • A Headshot Photograph of yourself in .jpg or .jpeg format. (This will only be used for the conference program, online schedule, and mobile app, if your session is accepted. Committee members will not see photographs in the proposal review process.)
  • A short biographical paragraph that briefly describes your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as an artist and teacher. Focus on your qualifications for teaching the specific topic(s) of your session proposal(s). This should not be your entire resume or C.V., but rather just a short narrative in one paragraph. This will be included in the online schedule and mobile app if your session is accepted. Word limit: 150.
  • Title of the session in 100 characters or less (spelled correctly, in Proper Title Case, without unnecessary punctuation, please)
  • Description of the session as you want it to appear in the program, online schedule, and app. We recommend 150 words or less. Use the Description field to "sell" your session to attendees by focusing only on the subject matter, activities, and learning outcomes.
  • Why You Want To Present This Session - and how you are uniquely qualified in this content. For example, have you taught it before, received training or certification in the content area, etc. This information will only be for the committee and will not appear in the schedule or mobile app.
  • Decide on the Type of Session:
    • Demonstration (30 min.) - Demonstrate a topic through exploration and investigation of an art technique that will inform and inspire.
    • Art Forum (50 min.) - Share a topic through a presentation that will inform and motivate. This should be a lecture or clinic session with an interactive question and answer period, not a hands-on activity.
    • Workshop (90 min.)* - Lead a "hands-on" experience that demonstrates an in-depth art medium strategy or process.

      *Workshops will be capped at approximately 25 participants. An additional charge and pre-registration is required for participants. These are sometimes referred to as "Paid Workshops." All other sessions are general admission, open to anyone registered for the conference. 
  • Learning Outcomes: Please be specific about the objective of the session and what exactly the attendees will learn and take with them (if it is a workshop) i.e. lesson plan, directions, materials, a work product/art piece... Word Limit: 150.
  • Target Audience (grade levels of teachers, museum educators, supervisors, etc.)
  • Tags: the primary topics and/or medium that will be used or discussed. Choose between two(2) and five(5).
  • (optional) NGSSS: The "Big Idea" of specific NGSSS Benchmark(s) that your session satisfies. Refer to the CPALMS Website for more info. If it has benchmarks that fall into more than one "Big Idea," choose the most relevant one.
  • Co-Presenter: If you will be adding a co-presenter to your proposal, you must contact them first and get the following information:
    • A headshot photograph of them in .jpg format
    • Their Mailing Address, Cellphone Number, and Email Address
    • School or Workplace
    • A short biographical sketch outlining their experience and accomplishments as an art educator
    • Make sure they are a member of the Florida Art Education Association
    To add a co-presenter, look for a button on the confirmation page after you submit the initial proposal.
  • Learning Pathways Please read the descriptions of these broad Learning Pathways and decide the best one that your proposed session fits into:
    • Research & Knowledge: Exploring research-based pedagogy, assessment, curriculum connections, educational research, strategies, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ("DEI") and historical content and context.
    • Learning: Discovering and experimenting with new techniques, skills, materials, and technology
    • Community: Collaborative learning experiences, panel discussions, special recognitions, connecting with colleagues, and teacher support and retention
    • Advocacy: Cultivating support for the arts and for individual programs through exhibition opportunities, voice, volunteerism, leadership opportunities, and addressing equity and access.
  • Supporting Document (optional) You may attach an example of your proposed handout, lesson plan, the outline of the session, or an image of the outcome. Allowed file formats: .doc .docx .pdf .jpg


Photographic Release: By submitting a proposal to present or application to perform, you grant permission for FAEA to use any and all photographic imagery and video footage taken of you and your students at this event and activities pertaining to this event, without payment or any other consideration. You understand that such materials may be published electronically or in print, or used in presentations or exhibitions.

Code of Conduct: FAEA is dedicated to providing a positive environment of respect and civility for all attendees, including members, students, speakers, clinicians, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and guests. All attendees are asked to follow all applicable laws and conference policies and refrain from physical and verbal harassment, bullying, disorderly conduct, or any actions or behaviors that create unsafe conditions or interfere with presentations or performances. Harassment, bullying, and sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including clinics, workshops, social events, online, and social media. Violations should be reported to hotel/conference center security or conference staff in a timely manner. Violators may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the FAEA executive committee.

Health Disclaimer: By attending, you acknowledge and fully understand the nature and extent of the risk related to the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend this event at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious and infection can result in death, the risk of infection and transmission are higher in indoor facilities, there are no safety precautions that totally eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and individuals with various underlying medical conditions and/or who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may experience worse outcomes.


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