Thursday, January 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
The largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S., the two-day event includes lively discussions on the latest issues in the field. Thursday’s discussions emphasize best practices and technology for artists and labels. Friday’s sessions focus on trends and issues for presenters, agents/managers and artists. Organized by Rock Paper Scissors... ...read more...
  • Pre-Conference

Thursday, January 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse G
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development Institute
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development Institute

Friday, January 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Beekman Parlor
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Mercury Rotunda
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Madison Suite
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Gibson Suite
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Friday, January 15, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Mercury Ballroom
Learn about new theater works that are ready to tour! In a speed-dating format, groups of presenters have 10-minute meetings with 8 theater artists/companies to discuss touring and partnering ideas. This session is geared towards presenters, and artists are curated in advance by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival. The... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Facilitator
Meiyin Wang
Co-Director
Under the Radar Festival
  • Pre-Conference


Friday, January 15, 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Madison Suite
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 15, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, West Ballroom
Discover what’s in the pipeline of opportunities to present new work that is currently in development or recently completed and ready to tour! The format is simple – 12 pitches from artists, agents and/or managers have 5 minutes to spark the interest of presenters and producers with a pecha kucha style presentation... ...read more...
  • Special Events and Programming

Friday, January 15, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM


Friday, January 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Sheraton, Union Square
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton, Sutton Place
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton, Sugar Hill
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Friday, January 15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom
APAP welcomes our new colleagues, from across the U.S. and around the globe, to APAP|NYC 2016! We also invite all first-time attendees to join us at this special informational and networking event. Learn to make the most of your time in NYC, whether you are a professional in the performing... ...read more...
  • Special Events and Programming

Friday, January 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom
Artists and their work play a major role in shaping people’s understanding and response to the society in which they live. We open the conference by tapping into the collective experience and perspective of highly respected MAKERS whose work helps others navigate the complexity of today’s world. Session includes the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Anna Deavere Smith
actor, playwright and professor
Speaker
Bill T. Jones
dancer, choreographer and executive artistic director, New York Live Arts
Speaker
Carla Dirlikov Canales
founder, CEO and artistic director
The Canales Project
Speaker
Paula Kerger
President and CEO
PBS
Tracks:
  • Plenary Session

Friday, January 15, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Trianon Complex
Welcome to APAP|NYC 2016! Immediately following the opening plenary session, APAP welcomes all colleagues to this kick-off celebration. Join friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far, as we toast this community of MAKERS in the performing arts and the inspiring and productive days ahead of business, networking,... ...read more...
  • Special Events and Programming

Saturday, January 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton, Columbus
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton, Madison Square
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton, Bowery
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Saturday, January 16, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom
APAP launches the APAP|NYC professional development program with a focus on national and international programs that break down barriers and build community through participation in the arts. Learn about initiatives and strategies that utilize the driving forces of new media, policies on inclusivity, and distribution technologies to ensure broader access... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ahmad Sarmast
Founder and Director
Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM)
Moderator
Anisa Mehdi
Journalist and Filmmaker
Speaker
Carmen Montoya
Co-Founder
Ghana Think Tank
Discussant
David Dower
Co-Artistic Director
ArtsEmerson
Opening Remarks
Hadrian Garrand
Director
Create London
Speaker
Ira Rubenstein
Senior Vice President and General Manager
PBS Digital
Speaker
John Ewing
Co-Founder
Ghana Think Tank
Discussant
Rachel Cooper
Director of Cultural Programs and Performing Arts
Asia Society
Discussant
Ms  Roberta Levitow
CoFounder and Director
Theatre Without Borders
Tracks:
  • Featured Professional Development

Saturday, January 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom
This popular event celebrates the extraordinary work of five talented individuals who exemplify three of the key strands of the conference theme – Making Art, Making Decisions and Making a Difference. Speakers share insights, advice and stories of success in a rapid-fire, pecha kucha-style presentation interwoven with audience participation led... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
jessica Care moore
Poet, CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black Women Rock and Founder of Jess CARE Moore Foundation
Black WOMEN Rock! and Moore Black Press
Speaker
John Michael Schert
Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur
University of Chicago Booth School of Business and UChicago Arts
Moderator
Liz Lerman
Choreographer, Writer, Educator
Speaker
Michelle Ellsworth
choreographer and multi-media performance artist
Speaker
Robert Farid Karimi
Experience Designer, Public Engagement specialist, interdisciplinary playwright/poet, Founder
ThePeoplesCook Project
Speaker
Somi _
African jazz vocalist & songwriter, Okeh Records/Sony Music recording artist, and founder, New Africa Live & MAMAfest
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • Plenary Session

Saturday, January 16, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, EXPO Hall
  • EXPO Hall

Saturday, January 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse E
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton, Gramercy
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Saturday, January 16, 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse E
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton, Gramercy
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse G
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton, Columbus
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Sunday, January 17, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse D
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, East Suite
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse E
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton, Flatiron
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Hilton, Lincoln Suite
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Sunday, January 17, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Strategies for Successful Capital Campaigns! Do you need to renovate, expand or raise the excellence of your programming? This workshop offers you practical advice and real life examples of how to strengthen your theater's fundraising capacity. Topics include how to: use feasibility and facilities master planning to engage and cultivate... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ed Leibman
Hudson|Ferris
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse G
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton, Bowery
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton, Gramercy
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse D
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton, East Suite
  • Special Events and Programming

Sunday, January 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom
Three well-respected artists from the theater world discuss their collective experience and perspective around the Making process – what inspires their work and especially cross-disciplinary collaborations, how they bridge creative expression with audience engagement, and how artists and their collaborators help to bridge knowledge and understanding of the tough issues... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Bartlett Sher
Resident Director
Lincoln Center Theater
Moderator
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack
Executive Director
Arizona State University - ASU Gammage
Speaker
John Collins
Founder and Artistic Director
Elevator Repair Service
Speaker
Lisa Kron
Actor and playwright
Tracks:
  • Plenary Session

Sunday, January 17, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, EXPO Hall
Accessible hours; 5-6:30 p.m....
  • EXPO Hall

Sunday, January 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Sheraton, Bowery
Through a series of case studies, explore contemporary and traditional Chinese work in the context of marketability and learn strategies for engaging U.S. audiences....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chen Qiang
Director of Program Trade Department
Shanghai International Arts Festival (SIAF) Center
Speaker
Pan Yan
Secretary General
China Association of Performing Arts
Speaker
Wang Xiuqin
Vice Director
China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG)
Speaker
Xia Guan
Director
China National Symphony Orchestra
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Sunday, January 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
Each year, thousands of students from around the country organize festivals, launch new after-school initiatives, and create exciting ways to engage with the performing arts, all from the comfort of their dorms, classrooms and apartments. Visit this pitch session to see a select few present to you their passion project... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Sunday, January 17, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
As the interoperability between Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems increases and the ability of several organizations to share the same CRM system becomes more standard, technological limitations no longer constrain web strategy.  With greater flexibility, organizations find themselves debating how best to represent themselves and their partners on the web... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Don Youngberg
Vice President of Community
Tessitura Network
Speaker
Janna Ellis
Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium
Yale University
Speaker
Peter Duffin
Senior Vice President, Brand and Marketing
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Monday, January 18, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton, EXPO Hall
Coffee and tea are provided, while supplies last. Accessible hours; 8:30-9 a.m....
  • EXPO Hall

Monday, January 18, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton, Columbus
California Presenters hosts a roundtable discussion open to all California presenters, regardless of membership status. Listen to and share ideas gleaned from the first three days of the conference and learn more about California Presenters’ programs including block booking, the Annual Membership conference and other professional development offerings. No project... ...read more...
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Monday, January 18, 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse D
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse E
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse H
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Monday, January 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon
  • Special Events and Programming
  • Room: Sheraton, Flatiron
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Monday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Mercury Ballroom
The APAP annual membership meeting is the formal platform for to voice your feedback, thoughts and suggestions about the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Vote on important member issues and participate in important discussions about the future of our organization....
  • Special Events and Programming

Monday, January 18, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom
The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon honors achievement, service, excellence and advocacy in the performing arts field. In 2016, we also take this opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Reserve your ticket for this special event and consider sponsoring a table in support of the Dawson Endowment... ...read more...
  • Special Events and Programming

Monday, January 18, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton, EXPO Hall
Accessible hours: 1:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m....
  • EXPO Hall

Monday, January 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton, Concourse D
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse E
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse G
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse B
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton, Petit Trianon
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Special Events and Programming
  • Room: Hilton, Concourse C
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development

Monday, January 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center
Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) is a program of the APAP Classical Connections initiative designed to support classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers by offering opportunities to meet and work with established presenters, managers, agents and artists. YPCA participants will perform in APAP's only self-produced showcase with a... ...read more...
  • Special Events and Programming

Tuesday, January 19, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton, Petit Trianon

    Tuesday, January 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Room: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom
    We close APAP|NYC 2016 with the much-celebrated Rita Moreno, one of the very few artists to earn all four of the most prestigious awards in entertainment---the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. With countless credits spanning over six decades, Ms. Moreno shares her perspective on making a career... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Rita Moreno
    Tracks:
    • Plenary Session