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The Houston Arts Partners Conference, an annual event since 2011, offers arts-based strategies, creative classroom approaches, and professional arts partnerships for teachers of ALL subjects. 

On October 16, HAP arts organization and higher education partners will offer their interactive professional development sessions at an in-person mini-conference. No matter what subject you teach, find out how the arts and creativity can support learning in your classroom!

Of course, circumstances can change quickly, and safety is our highest priority - that's why we're offering a virtual conference track and a fully virtual backup plan.

The Essentials: 

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Time: 9 a.m. - noon 

  • Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building [Map it!

  • Price: $30/person for individual registrations (plus fees). Check with your fine arts director before purchasing tickets, as they may already be planning to purchase tickets at a discounted bulk rate. 



  • The HAP Conference is open to everyone.

  • Free, in-person art activities for kids will be offered during the event by UHCL's Art School for Children [Grades Pre-K - 6th, some restrictions apply, masks required].

  • Up to three hours of CPE certification provided.

  • Free parking in Lot D [Download PDF of map] for the event.


COVID Precautions:

  • The conference will include in-person sessions plus one track of sessions offered virtually (synchronous).

  • For the in-person elements of the HAP Conference, we will follow the requirements of our host, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, regarding capacity, masking, distancing, and vaccines. These precautions are subject to change at short notice. Information about our precautions for in-person attendees will be provided the week of the conference. 

  • In the event that *no* conference events can be safely offered in person, we will offer sessions virtually over Zoom, on October 16 from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

  • UHCL Covid and health updates can be found here.

Accessibility: Any individual who requires a special accommodation to take advantage of or participate in this program should contact the UHCL ADA Coordinator at 281-283-2626 at least one week prior to the program date to arrange for the accommodation.