The purpose of the Graduate Research in Art Education (GRAE) conference is to provide a forum for students from Penn State, Ohio State, Syracuse University, and Teachers College to discuss issues and developments in art education that are being opened up by current graduate student research. Since 2005, the GRAE conference takes place each fall semester in a rotation at one of the participating institutions. GRAE will be held at Syracuse University, October 28-30, 2016, and at Penn State in fall 2017.
AAEP at Ohio State hosted the Graduate Research in Art Education conference in 2015 and 2012. A complete archive of GRAE conference programs and presentations is maintained by Penn State University.