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The 20th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference
Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership:
A NEW ERA IN DANCE EDUCATION

Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine | San Diego, CA

Join NDEO for our 20th annual National Conference to advance the NDEO Priorities for Dance Education:
CONNECT THE FIELD | BUILD KNOWLEDGE | CULTIVATE LEADERSHIP
Connection: In your teaching, how do you connect to your students with relevant, engaging practices that respond to differences in ability, socio-economic status, religious practices, body image, gender-identity, culture, etc.? How are you building connections with other dance programs across sectors, genres, geography, and cultures? How can we use dance as a vehicle to connect communities during shifts in economics, politics and demographics?
Knowledge: How do we expand and disseminate experiential, embodied, and scholarly research to reenvision how knowledge informed by dance can impact civic engagement, systems, and identity in a new era?
Leadership: How do we model, grow, and develop leadership that inspires innovative programming, political engagement, and local/global advocacy while advancing dance as an art form?

Conference Registration

Registration rates go up August 9th!

REGISTER NOW

Unless otherwise indicated (for special sessions), your full conference registration includes all sessions during the three days of conference and pre-registration is not necessary for individual sessions. Pre-registration and additional fees do apply to pre-conference intensives. One-day and student conference registration fees are available. Registration deadlines are also payment deadlines. Any unpaid registrations after rate deadline will be automatically increased to the next and current registration rate.

  • Early Bird (ends 5/30/18): $380
  • Regular (5/31/17 - 8/8/18): $430
  • Late (8/9/18 - 9/19/18): $480
  • On-Site (9/20/18 - 10/4/18): $530
  • Student* (ends 9/19/18): $215

One-day conference registration rates are available starting with an Early Bird rate of $195.
*$50 discount on student registration for students of institutional NDEO members.

What to Expect at Conference

Held annually in the fall, a typical NDEO National Conference includes three full days of over 250 workshops, master classes, panel and paper presentations, social events and performances. A full day of pre-conference intensives precedes the official start of conference. The full conference schedule is generally released online over the summer before that year's conference. To view the 2017 Conference schedule, click here.

Conference 2018 Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, October 4th ~ Pre-conference intensives and Student Programming
  • Friday, October 5th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Opening
  • Saturday, October 6th ~ Conference sessions and Membership Meeting
  • Sunday, October 7th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Closing
 
For any questions, please call 301-585-2880 or email conference@ndeo.org.