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January 6-10, 2017 - New York Hilton Midtown
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This information is for the APAP|NYC 2016 conference and is for reference only.
APAP|NYC 2017 information coming this spring!

NEW! Professional Development Institute
Thursday, January 14 - 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

In 2016, APAP will offer full-day intensives to help you and your team strengthen skills, grow opportunities and build careers. $125 fee. Open to the public. Discount available for APAP members. Learn more.

APAP|NYC 2016 Pre-Conference Sessions

​Plan your trip to APAP|NYC to arrive early with these pre-conference events, free and open to the public. It’s a great way to connect with colleagues and get a sneak peek at the week ahead!

For more details on each session please click here.


​Wavelengths: APAP Global Music Pre-Conference
Thursday, January 14 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, January 15 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S., the two-day event will include lively discussions on the latest issues in the field. Organized by Rock Paper Scissors and globalFEST, Inc.

Pre-Conference Forums
Friday, January 15 - 9 a.m.-noon

Connections: Dance Touring and Performance Opportunities
The Dance/USA 2016 Dance Forum brings together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry and will be presented in a workshop-style convening with plenty of opportunity to dialogue with peers. The morning will be a dynamic combination of large and small group conversations and networking opportunities. Come explore how we can pro-actively increase performance opportunities through the relationships between multiple stakeholders that make performance opportunities possible.

New Strategies to Energize Classical Audiences
Explore creative strategies to energize audiences with a focus on programming and partnerships. Join APAP’s Classical Connections Committee for a discussion featuring classical musicians, publicists, managers, agents and presenters as they share how they rethink the concert and community experience.

Festivals Forum
See how festivals are expanding and sustaining audiences that reflect the full demographic make-up of communities across the U.S. and around the world.

Leadership Think Tank: Mentoring and Other "Across the Aisle" Opportunities
APAP and NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) bring together leaders in the presenting field who are interested in giving back to the field through mentoring and other opportunities. Join us as we identify content, strategies and guidelines for sharing experience and learning with colleagues.

Under the Radar Speed Dating (Please note, this session begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Learn about new theater works that are ready to tour, in a speed dating format. Artists are curated by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival.

Youth and Family Programming Forum V 
What drives the development of youth and family programming? How can we address educational needs and opportunities while supporting artistic innovation and fostering a vibrant arts-based ecosystem for youth and families?

Making It Work: Artists and Technology Town Hall 
The New York Times Magazine recently asked the question of whether technology has helped or hurt the ability of artists to make a living. The overwhelming critical response to the article from the artist community demonstrates the importance of a balanced perspective when discussing the impact of technology on artists’ livelihoods. Join us as we examine what has and hasn't changed in the last decade with respect to how artists make it work.

Our Global Community: What is the Role of the Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?
Friday, January 15 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m(Registration for this session is full)

Communities around the world are experiencing a growth in conflicts marked by violence and destruction, largely due to underlying conditions they share in common. Learn how arts organizations can play a leading role in preventing or dealing with cycles of violence in order to achieve and sustain greater community cohesion. View the agenda here​​​​​

Pre-Conference Afternoon Sessions
Friday, January 15 - 1-3 p.m.

New Paradigms for the New Economic Realities in the Arts (1-2:50 p.m.)
What do we have to do differently to survive and prosper as presenters, artists and agents in the new economic realities we face? Speakers will share strategies, suggestions and stories.

Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Curatorial Practice (1-2:50 p.m.)
A panel from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) will draw upon their work in museums and on campuses, sharing information, strategies and perspectives on performance curation.

UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session (1:30-3 p.m.)
Discover twelve exciting, new works that are in development or ready to tour in this fun, pecha kucha-style session. Artists curated by APAP. Admission limited to registered APAP|NYC conference attendees! Presenters and producers: Be a part of the audience and RSVP by clicking here. *To attend, you must be registered for APAP|NYC 2016 and pick up your badge prior to the session.

Making Business: Making Success 
Friday, January 15 - 1-1:50 p.m. (repeated from 2-2:50 p.m.)

Effective Strategies for Making and Managing Money
This session will explore strategies to help you manage finances, sustain cash flow and exercise good business practices, as they relate to the non-profit structure.

Intellectual Property Decisions in Representing Talent
Exploring real-world examples, this session will provide an introduction to intellectual property in the world of the creative arts, including registering, protecting, costs, Trademark and Copyright.

Making Career Decisions
Considering a career change or just starting out? This session will explore the resources you will need to get a fresh start or to launch a new career.​​​​​​​​​​​