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The 20th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference
Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership:

Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine | San Diego, CA

Join NDEO for our 20th annual National Conference to advance the NDEO Priorities for Dance Education:
Connection: In your teaching, how do you connect to your students with relevant, engaging practices that respond to differences in ability, socio-economic status, religious practices, body image, gender-identity, culture, etc.? How are you building connections with other dance programs across sectors, genres, geography, and cultures? How can we use dance as a vehicle to connect communities during shifts in economics, politics and demographics?
Knowledge: How do we expand and disseminate experiential, embodied, and scholarly research to reenvision how knowledge informed by dance can impact civic engagement, systems, and identity in a new era?
Leadership: How do we model, grow, and develop leadership that inspires innovative programming, political engagement, and local/global advocacy while advancing dance as an art form?

2018 NDEO Keynote Address

Robert Moses
Choreographer, Founder, and Artistic Director of Robert Moses' Kin

Grand Opening: NDEO Awards Dinner and Keynote Address
Friday, October 5, 2018 6:30 pm
Read the Keynote Speech

What to Expect at Conference

Held annually in the fall, a typical NDEO National Conference includes three full days of over 250 workshops, master classes, panel and paper presentations, social events and performances. A full day of pre-conference intensives precedes the official start of conference. The full conference schedule is generally released online over the summer before that year's conference.

Conference 2018 Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, October 4th ~ Pre-conference intensives and Student Programming
  • Friday, October 5th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Opening
  • Saturday, October 6th ~ Conference sessions and Membership Meeting
  • Sunday, October 7th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Closing
For any questions, please call 301-585-2880 or email