Conference for Community Arts Education


November 14-17, 2018


Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Discounts for Members

The Conference for Community Arts Education brings together more than 700 leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities.

This year, the Conference will showcase visionary and creative change makers from across the country and throughout Baltimore. They are using the power of the arts to examine and challenge inequity, engender hope, and promote connected, creative communities.

The Conference features four days of transformative learning and networking. With breakout sessions, special community events, networking opportunities, site visits, and a host of other offerings, the Guild Conference is an invaluable resource for the field.

The program is organized into tracks to provide learning in Organizational Growth & Sustainability, Creative Youth Development, Social Justice, Arts in Education, Leadership Development, and Human Resources—with a special Lessons from Baltimore track this year!

Sample Breakout Sessions:

  • In the Room Where It Happens: Teaching Artist as Organizational Influencer
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent: What’s the Value Proposition?
  • Multi-Generational Programming and the Older Adult Learner
  • Values-Driven Organizational Culture
  • Exploring the Healing & Therapeutic Potential of Hip Hop in Education
  • Looking in the Mirror: Reflections on Historical Imbalances within the Nonprofit Sector
  • Long-Term Arts Partnerships: Understanding Your Limits and Seeing the Forest from the Trees
  • Succession Planning