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April 15, 2018 – Early Bird Deadline
May 1, 2018 – Cancellation Deadline
May 20, 2018 – Standard Registration Deadline

Please review all registration information before proceeding to the registration form. If you have questions, please contact us at

Your registration fee covers all standard conference events including the Thursday evening opening reception and the Saturday night closing event. Read on for further details. Add-on costs apply where indicated.

Please note that if you wish to bring guests to conference events, there is a $100 guest registration fee. Guest registration covers the Thursday night opening session and the Saturday evening party. Guests may also attend pre-conference events but must purchase these add-ons, same as attendees.


houston murals tourHouston Mural Tour – $40, registration required
Thursday, May 31 • 1-4 pm
Hop on board a chartered bus for an Houston urban art safari! Hit the streets of Houston with a guided public art and mural tour experience featuring street art, murals, sculptures and other public art works that make up the city’s artscape. Local graffiti artist, GONZO247, will guide you on a 2-hour journey through the concrete jungle in search of these public art pieces. You will learn about the art, the artists and some fun stories about the different parts of town in which they are located. The tour will feature guest tour guides and highlight art in Downtown, Near Northside, East End, Third Ward and Eado areas of Houston. Experience a variety of styles and the city’s cultural diversity. There are many photo opportunities along the way, so snap pics and share your favorite stops along Houston’s visual tapestry.



bw project row 2Project Row Houses Walking Tour and Artmaking Workshop – $40, registration required
Thursday, May 31 • 1-4 pm

Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Join PRH Executive Director Eureka Gillkey for an exclusive tour designed for AAAE attendees, followed by an art making workshop with one of PRH’s community artists. Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses, will also be Saturday’s keynote speaker.


Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston – $40, registration required
Thursday, May 31 • 1 – 4 pm
Join museum staff for an exclusive tour for AAAE attendees. Our afternoon at the museum will begin at the brand new Glassell School of Art on the MFAH campus. The Glassell School is the teaching institute of the MFAH, offering studio-art courses, art-history instruction, and workshops for adults. The new state-of-the-art facility will open in May 2018 and is part of the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, a project that that knits together a century’s worth of signature architectural structures. The campus features an array of public plazas, reflecting pools, and gardens, as well as improved sidewalks, street lighting, and way-finding. Be among the first in the country to experience this new facility and campus, and extend your experience by touring the Museum’s collections as well.



Opening Reception and Keynote Session – included in attendee and guest registration, RSVP required.

Kick of the conference with an evening at the ballet! Enjoy cocktails and bites with your AAAE colleagues before proceeding to the evening’s program. Our opening session will feature a talk from Lauren Anderson, the first African American principal dancer of an American ballet company, and will also include welcomes from city officials and our host team.



astros gameClosing Party – Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Included in attendee and guest registration, RSVP required. 
The conference will close at Minute Maid Park, the home of the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros! Enjoy our final night in Houston cheering on the Astros (or the Boston Red Sox for the New England contingent) and partaking in a great American pastime. We’ll enjoy dinner and drinks on a rooftop deck with both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as stunning views of the Houston skyline and of course – the game itself. Every attendee will also receive a ticket for stadium seating, and will be free to come and go from the party to the stands.



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