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January 15-19, 2016 - New York Hilton Midtown
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About APAP|NYC 201​6


APAP|NYC 2016, January 15-19, is the members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Held each January in New York City, the conference is the world's largest networking forum and marketplace for performing arts professionals. Mor​e than 3,600 presenters, artists, managers, agents and emerging arts leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries convene in the city for five days of professional development, business deals and exciting performances.

APAP|NYC is the place to feel the pulse of the industry. Plenary speakers such as Stephen Schwartz, Rosanne Cash, Harry Belafonte and Ira Glass inspire attendees. Innovators from various fields share knowledge. Colleagues exchange practices and problem-solving techniques. The popular EXPO Hall is the one-stop networking hotspot with 370 exhibitors. More than 1,000 artist showcases make up a mini festival of the performing arts.

APAP|NYC is the heart of the performing arts industry and is right around the corner! 

Plenary Sessions

A highlight of the conference, the plenary sessions bring together all attendees to hear from some of the most inspiring creative thinkers, thought leaders and artists from around the world who have influence on our field and our future.
Learn more about the APAP|NYC 2016 plenary sessions.


The APAP|NYC EXPO Hall is the largest global performing arts market for the presenting field. It's the place for you to research artists, touring productions, talent, expertise and services. With more than 370 artist managers, agents, producers, vendors and artists to meet, there just isn't a better, or a more effective way to do business.

Learn more about exhibiting. See who is exhibiting.​


More than 1,000 artist showcases light up stages across New York City during APAP|NYC. Only APAP|NYC gives you the opportunity to see artists from around the world perform live and meet with their representatives. Showcases are consistently cited by conference attendees as a top reason to attend the conference.

Learn more about APAP|NYC showcases.

Special Events

APAP|NYC hosts a wide array of special events to make your experience a memorable one, including the New Colleagues Orientation, Opening Reception, and Awards Luncheon.

Explore special events now.

Special Interest Sessions and Networking Meetings

Special interest professional development sessions are organized by members and focus on specific areas of practice, research, current issues or topics of interest to the field. Networking and consortia meetings give you an opportunity to meet colleagues, talk about issues and explore opportunities for partnerships or collaborations.

Pre-Conference Programs

Pre-conference programs are FREE and open to the public! These member-organized, interactive half-day forums and special sessions focus on topics in dance, theater, world music, jazz, festivals, youth and family programming, classical arts and so much more.
Learn more about the pre-conference programs here.

Consultation Salons

Consultation Salons are one-on-one consultation sessions with experts and specialists in the field, running throughout the five days of APAP|NYC. 

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.

Future APAP|NYC Conference Dates

January 6-10, 2017
January 12-16, 2018
January 4-8, 2019​
January 10-14, 2020

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