NIEA Convention and Trade Show

The 2017 NIEA Convention will take place from October 4-7, 2017 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

The 2017 NIEA Convention theme: “Building Education Nations by Amplifying Innovative Voices,” recognizes the role educators and communities play in shaping the future leaders of Native education. The three-day convention will include innovative participatory workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses by prominent educators and advocates.

Early-Bird Registration for Convention will open on April 1st. Check back for more details.

NIEA is now taking submission for Convention Artwork and Presentations. To learn more about becoming a presenter at NIEA, please click here.

Submit Artwork for the 48th Annual Convention and Trade Show

NIEA is seeking local, Native artists to provide the artwork to illustrate the theme for this year’s Convention in Orlando, Florida- “Building Education Nations by Amplifying Innovative Voices.” Within the scope of the theme, we will recognize the role educators and communities play in shaping the future leaders of Native education.

The selected artwork will be featured in marketing materials including website banners, member announcements, advertising, on-site signage, and other related marketing materials. The winning artist will be provided a complimentary vendor booth space at the 2017 Trade Show. With the artwork featured in the Convention’s marketing materials there will be broad exposure of the winning submission

Submission Guidelines and Requirements:

All 2D and 3D artwork accepted

All submissions must be in digital format, saved in .jpg file format at 300 dpi

All submissions should include the title of the work, the year of production, and a brief description of the piece that ties in the Convention’s theme.

All submissions and questions should be sent to Miriam Davis-Rosenbaum at