Conference Information


 “Creative to the Core”

October 23 – 26, 2014

Initiate your LEA funding request now & start planning your annual professional development trip!  Don’t forget to communicate with local art educators and encourage them to attend with you- car pooling is great for your budget.


AK Consulting will be managing conference registration & payments.
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Hotel Information & Conference Location
Conference Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront- SOLD OUT
Phone: 1-252-638 3585
Group Room Rate: $129.00
To receive the group rate reservations must be made by September 23, 2014*

OVERFLOW Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott New Bern Riverfront
This hotel is within walking distance of the Convention Center & Hilton.
Phone: 1-800-321-2211
Group Room rate $169
To receive the group rate reservations must be made by October 9, 2014*

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S Front St,
New Bern, NC 28560

For Detailed Information About Workshops & Presentations Visit The Conference Registration Site!
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Conference Registration & Exhibitor Questions
AK Consulting Group
Annette Kariko:

Payment Questions
AK Consulting Group
Pat Conner:

Continuing Education Questions
Sandra Williams, Past President, Conference Chair

Membership Questions
Penny Freeland, President Elect NCAEA, Membership Chair


The 2014 conference destination is New Bern! Our conference facilities are the New Bern Convention Center and the newly renovated Doubletree Hotel by Hilton – Riverfront.  We are located at the heart of the Downtown Historic District, alongside premier shops, restaurants and local landmarks, also conveniently located near Tryon Palace. Once again, we’ll enjoy views of the breathtaking waterfront veranda. 

Registration check-in will begin the evening of Thursday, Oct 23rd. Join us for the President’s Reception and the Exhibitor Meet & Greet. You can expect days filled with opportunities to participate in workshops, listen to speakers and presentations, network with your fellow art educators and, visit the exhibit hall. There will be a variety of creative content to meet your professional needs. CEU credits are available for attending workshops, presentations and, required meetings.

3 Responses to Conference Information

  1. Avatar Phyllis Lambert
    Phyllis Lambert says:

    I am a retired art teacher and a member of NCAEA, but not receiving any of your emails about the state conference in New Bern.

    Please include me in any future mailings.

    Phyllis Lambert

  2. Avatar Sarah Perry
    Sarah Perry says:

    Hi, I would like to attend the 2014 conference in New Bern. However, in order to plan our 2014-2015 budget, my principal needs to know the cost of the conference this week. I can not find anything on the web to give me that information. Can you help?
    Sarah Perry
    Art teacher
    Wallace Elementary
    Duplin Coun

  3. Avatar jennifer owen
    jennifer owen says:

    Please email me information about the NCAEA’s 2014 Professional Development Conference (PDC) in October. I am a new member of NAEA and would like to attend this.