SDA hosts a biennial conference to bring members together for workshops, conferences, and an exhibition. The 2019 conference, Beyond the Surface, was held in St. Louis Missouri alongside Innovations in Textiles, and included 3 SDA exhibitions, dynamic speakers, gallery tours, and intensive workshops.
SDA has been hosting biennial conferences for 40 years. Recent SDA Conferences/Intensives include:
2015 Intensive-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2013 Conference-San Antonio, TX
2011 Conference-Minneapolis, MN
2009 Conference-Kansas City, KS