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Conferences & Events

Experience the Power of Connection
At AEA statewide events, members swap stories, share news, challenge each other, learn from leaders — and prepare to change the world.
AEA holds events for members to connect by career phase and role, and to advance our work on racial and social justice. Browse below for details.

Delegate Assembly

The AEA Delegate Assembly is the highest decision-making body within AEA. With over 550 delegates, the AEA Delegate Assembly is also Arizona's largest democratic deliberative body. In past years, delegates would debate vital issues that impact public education and set Association policy and activities for the year ahead over the course of three business sessions spanning two days.

Summer Institute

Professional development and leadership training for AEA leaders and potential leaders.
Joe Thomas
When school employees come together through Association work, they are demonstrating their intent to create better public schools!
Quote by: Joe Thomas, AEA President

Join AEA

What Are You Waiting For? No other professional organization does more for Arizona educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for the next generation of educators.

Are you an affiliate?

Find out how AEA provides resources and opportunities for our local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, fact sheets, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.