ASN Annual Conference | Oct 13-16, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

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COVID - 19 Response:

At this time ASN continues to plan for our annual conference that will take place in Las Vegas, October 13-16, 2020. As circumstances surrounding the pandemic change and evolve, we will evaluate the measures put in place and carefully weigh future steps. We are coordinating our response with federal, state, and local officials and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies. We are hopeful that our nation and communities will recover and that ASN will be able to continue to provide the resources and professional development at our conference, that you have all become dependent upon and that we have successfully delivered for over 37 years.



This years' theme focuses on the rapidly changing technology and academic requirements with STEM, creating unique challenges to arts education. Educators across grades, ages, and the arts need to work together to collaborate on issues and opportunities for art programs in promoting STEAM in the 21st century. Proposals should focus on the importance of arts education in this rapidly changing world.

The arts impact all aspects of modern life. The arts are how humanity makes sense of the world. It is the backdrop that defines the human experience. The Arts create the soundtrack of our lives and the movement that flows throughout time. Visual arts are the buildings and clothes we live in and the transportation that moves us and creates opportunities to explore the universe or challenge the accepted thought. Performers illustrate the brilliant perspectives in life that make people laugh, cry, and view our surroundings with a sense of awe and wonder. The arts are the past, present, and future of technology, medicine, and venturing beyond our planet.

No longer is education a predictable or solid path. Technology and the rapidly changing world demands that education is viewed as a K-20 experience with opportunities for paths not thought of a year ago. No longer is STEM, the focus, but the importance of the creative mind makes the "A" in STEAM more relevant than ever before. “Smart in the Arts” will focus on future opportunities in arts in education.

By educating artists today, where will they take us in the future?


Hosted by:

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts



Event Partner

College of Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas