Why should I attend IMEA’s Professional Development Conference?

The conference is an opportunity for teachers of all backgrounds, experience levels, and disciplines to further their craft. As teachers, we accept and embrace the reality of being life-long learners. The sessions and performances offer the chance to broaden teaching horizons, bring new and innovative aspects to the classroom, and network with your peers in education.

Who is able to attend?

NAfME members, collegiate members of NAfME, and non-NAfME members are all eligible to register for the January conference. For more information regarding registration prices for attendees, please refer to the registration page.

Are there events to attend besides just lecture sessions?

Absolutely! Besides the lecture sessions, the IMEA Professional Development Conference offers a range of performances in all disciplines. Our guest ensembles often feature students at the high school and collegiate levels. We also host exhibitors and provide spaces for networking.

For more information about the conference's guest ensembles and updates to the performance schedule, please direct your attention to the performances tab.

When and where is the Professional Development Conference?

The 2025 conference occurs January 16-18, 2024 and is being held at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana

How do I register?

Registration will be available on this website opening late Summer 2025. 

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