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January 6-10, 2017 - New York Hilton Midtown
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About APAP|NYC 201​7


Join more than 3,600 of your performing arts industry colleagues at APAP|NYC!

What: APAP|NYC 2017 is the members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the world’s premiere gathering of performing arts professionals. Find out more about becoming an APAP member.

​Who: More than 3,600 presenting organizations, artists, managers, agents, support organizations, vendors, consultants, speakers and arts leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 33 countries attend. View the list of organizations that attended last year.

Where and When: Happening every January in New York City, the dates for APAP|NYC 2017 are January 6-10. Pre-conference events take place January 5-6, 2017. View registration information and rates here.

Why: APAP|NYC offers five days of unmatched opportunities. Engage in professional development, attend live performance showcases, participate in the world's largest performing arts marketplace, network with colleagues and conduct business.

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Plenary Sessions and Professional Development

  • Plenary sessions feature visionaries and influencers to inspire and invigorate your work. Recent past speakers include Rita Moreno, Bill T. Jones, Ira Glass, Misty Copeland and Angélique Kidjo. Watch video highlights.

  • Dozens of topical professional development sessions address a range of industry issues from the practical to the profound and help guide your business, your career, and your art.

  • Special “by application” opportunities, including seminars like the Emerging Leadership Institute and the Young Performers Career Advancement program and unique events like UP NEXT! and 5 Minutes to SHINE!

  • APAP|NYC 2016 Opening Plenary 

    EXPO Hall

  • The EXPO Hall is the largest global performing arts marketplace of its kind with more than 370 booths, fueling the presenting field worldwide. It’s where the industry’s business gets done!

  • The hall offers artists, managers, agents, producers, vendors, service organizations and presenters an unparalleled opportunity to meet face-to-face.

  • Learn more about the EXPO Hall here.

  • APAP|NYC 2016 EXPO Hall 


  • With more than 1,000 performances happening in and around the conference, artist showcases are one of the top reasons presenters come to APAP|NYC!

  • Showcases allow you to preview new work and discover new artists on a scale you won't find anywhere else. Hundreds of showcases offer free admission with your APAP|NYC badge.

  • As an APAP|NYC showcaser, you can gain exposure to APAP member attendees, representing hundreds of presenting organizations. Learn more about producing and promoting your showcase here.

  • APAP|NYC 2016 Showcase 

    Networking and More

  • The APAP Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Monday, January 9 celebrates APAP members and luminaries. Past awardees include Chuck Davis, Midori, Philip Glass and Judith Jamison.

  • Unwind and celebrate at the not-to-be-missed Opening Night Reception.

  • The New Colleagues Orientation and mentor program offers first-time attendees helpful navigation tools to guide your experience.

  • The APAP|NYC Conversation Area lets you meet, greet and connect one-on-one with colleagues and business partners, old and new.

  • And more! There’s something for everyone at APAP|NYC, including consortia meetings, consultations, and free pre-conference events.

  • APAP|NYC 2016 Networking 

    January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts

    APAP|NYC is part of "January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts," celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences and events in New York City. Every January, more than 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theatre, dance, jazz, and more.

    Getting Started

    Here are the top five things you need to do to have a successful experience at APAP|NYC.

    1. Join APAP or renew your membership. Keeping it current insures your access to conference info.
    2. Register for the conference and reserve your hotel room early for the best savings!
    3. If you would like to exhibit, purchase your EXPO Hall booth.
    4. If you would like to showcase, learn more about producing and promoting your showcase.
    5. Review the dates and deadlines, schedule-at-a-glance, the EXPO Hall maps and the showcase listings.

    Future APAP|NYC Conference Dates

    January 12-16, 2018
    January 4-8, 2019​
    January 10-14, 2020
    January 8-12, 2021

    Photos are from APAP|NYC 2016 by Adam Kissick/APAP​ ​​​​​​​