Susan Riley | September 2017

Announcing the Winter 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Conference

What’s inspiring, fun, affordable, convenient… and made just for teachers?  The Winter 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Conference!  This online-only event is now officially open for registration and it’s something you won’t want to miss.  Taking place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10AM-4PM ET, you can log in from anywhere on any device and participate in a day jam-packed with integrated PD.  And just like always, if you can’t attend live that day, your registration includes access to the entire conference on-demand.  So you can always view it whenever, wherever.

Must-know details

What: The Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference

Where: Totally Online

When: Starting February 3, 2018 from 10AM – 4PM ET

Who: 1500+ attendees. This conference is great for K-12 classroom and arts teachers, media specialists, teaching artists, administrators of STEM/STEAM and Arts Integration programs, and curriculum coordinators

Cost: $99 for Super Early Bird pricing (through October 31), then $109 until Jan 4, 2018.  Moves to $119 on Jan 5, 2018.


Keynote and Speakers

Our keynote speaker this winter is one of my all-time favorite authors: Dan Pink.  Dan Pink has one of the most-watched TED talks of all time and is the author of the book A Whole New Mind.  He’s an incredible thought-leader in education and he’ll be speaking directly to the teachers in our audience.  He’ll also be live-chatting with folks the day of the conference, so you’ll be able to directly ask him anything.

We also have a wide variety of sessions and a diverse group of presenters this winter that I’m really proud to share.  These sessions and presenters have been hand-picked to offer you ideas for arts integration and STEAM that are working right now, in real schools.  No theory – just extremely practical and instantly useable lessons, assessments, processes and projects.

NEW – Partnership with ASCD and ISTE

Something else we’re very excited about is being able to partner with the nationally-recognized membership organizations ASCD and ISTE.  Both of these organizations understand the value of integrating the arts and are providing their members with a great opportunity to participate this winter.  If you’re a member of either of these groups, you’ll be able to register for the conference at an exclusive rate of $89.

Each of these organizations will also be offering sessions in leadership, technology, math and science in and through creativity and the arts.  The presenters of these sessions are fantastic and we’ve been learning so much from them already.  I can’t wait for you to see them as well.

Crazy-Good Giveaways

One of the things that makes me giddy is sharing incredible giveaways with our participants.  You work so hard all year long and to give you the tools and technology that you often can’t purchase for yourself…well that’s just icing on the cake.  Here’s what we’re giving away this winter:

  1. An iPhone X.  That’s right – the most anticipated new technology out of Apple this year is being given away to one lucky winner.
  2. Art Supplies Shopping Spree.  We’re giving away (4) $500 shopping sprees so you can purchase whatever arts supplies, musical instruments or tools you need to bring Arts Integration and STEAM to life.
  3. Robotics Kits.  Two participants will walk away with a robotics kit that includes: Little Bits, Dash and Dot, and a Sphero.

PD Hours AND Graduate Credit

As always, you’ll be able to earn 10 PD hours by attending the conference – either live or on-demand.  These certificates are personalized and are accepted by most school districts. This winter, we’re proud to also be able to offer you 1 Graduate Credit through California State University San Marcos.  So whether you need the PD hours or a graduate credit for your steps, this will work for you.

As you can tell, this winter’s event is going to be the best one we’ve produced.  And it wouldn’t be the same without you there!  Be sure to check out ALL the details and register over here now to get the very best pricing possible.  I look forward to seeing you in February!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan