YA9 Community

Arts Empower Mega Conference 

October 12, 2017

Registration is now open

Arts specialists, arts teachers, general classroom teachers, school administrators, college students, university faculty, teaching artists and arts partners come together to participate in professional development sessions, networking, and a celebration of arts education in our schools. Cost: $75 Educators / $25 College Students early bird registration until Sept. 28.

Name badges and programs can be picked up beginning at 7:30a.m. at the entrance to the Casa del Prado Theatre. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served following the opening General Session at 8:00a.m.  This is a change from previous years.

More information about Balboa Park is available on their website.


Conference Schedule

Learn more about earning credit for attending the 2017 Mega Conference

 For more information contact the Visual & Performing Arts Department, San Diego County Office of Education, 858-292-3789


Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools!

Join the San Diego Arts Network (SDAN) and the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO) for Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools

May 4, 2018

8:00 am – 12:00pm

Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106

This is an opportunity for school administrators who coordinate visual and performing arts programs and community arts organizations providing arts education programs to come together. Participants who attend “Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools” will participate in structured networking with colleagues, and learn from discussions on creating the best possible arts learning environments in San Diego County schools.  The theme this year will be inclusion of all students in arts education.

2017 Opportunities and Breakout Sessions included:

  • Access and Equity: Including Students with Disabilities in the Arts Classroom
  • Performance Exhibition by AERO Professional Artists
  • Setting Them Up for Success: Music for Students with Special Needs
  • The Power of Arts Intervention: Expressive Arts in Education
  • Networking Time
  • Including All Students Through Music
  • The Language of Dance