Thursday, January 11, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
Wavelengths: World Music Pre-Conference is the largest gathering of world music professionals in North America. Co-produced by globalFEST and PR firm rock paper scissors, the two-day world music forum includes lively discussions and workshops on the latest issues in the world music field, and is geared towards all industry professionals including artists, agents,... ...read more...
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  • Pre-Conference

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

  • Room: Hilton Gibson Suite
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Bryant Suite
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Madison Suite
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
Wavelengths: World Music Pre-Conference is the largest gathering of world music professionals in North America. Co-produced by globalFEST and PR firm rock paper scissors, the two-day world music forum includes lively discussions and workshops on the latest issues in the world music field, and is geared towards all industry professionals including artists, agents,... ...read more...
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  • Pre-Conference

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

  • Room: Hilton Petit Trianon
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. Please... ...read more...
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  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 12, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse E
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Concourse D
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Concourse F
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Concourse G
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Morgan Suite
Speaker(s)
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  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 12, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Bryant Suite
Please RSVP at: bit.ly/APAPPreCon...
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton West Ballroom
Discover eighteen exciting new works that are in development or ready to tour. Admission limited to APAP|NYC conference registrants! Artists curated by APAP will include: Ananya Dance Theatre Annabel Soutar and Porte Parole Bollywood Boulevard David Dorfman Dance Grand Tapestry Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat Jade Solomon Curtis Kid Koala/Nufonia Live Inc. Kybele Dance Theater Laura Karpman Leila Buck... ...read more...
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  • Special Event

Friday, January 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Sheraton Columbus
General meeting of the Illinois Presenters Network....
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Friday, January 12, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
APAP welcomes all of our new colleagues who are attending APAP|NYC for the first time. All first-time attendees are invited and encouraged to attend the New Colleagues Orientation. Learn how to make the most of your time in NYC, whether you are a professional in the performing arts field who... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Friday, January 12, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
The arts bring people together, illuminate shared values, educate, break through misconceptions and reveal truths about the world in which we live. As performing arts professionals, how can we—and do we—promote well-being in our communities locally, nationally and globally? This session features extraordinary artists who offer fresh perspectives on the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Douglas McLennan
Founder and Editor
ArtsJournal
Speaker
Kyle Abraham
Speaker
Oskar Eustis
Artistic Director
The Public Theater
Keynote Speaker
Roberta Uno
Director
Arts is a Changing America
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  • Plenary Session

Friday, January 12, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom Complex
Immediately following the opening plenary session, APAP welcomes all colleagues to the opening reception. Join friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far, as we toast the first conference under our new name and the coming year devoted to imagining and pursuing the transformative power of the performing... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton Sutton Place
  • Information Session
  • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton Columbus
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton Madison Square
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton Murray Hill
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Saturday, January 13, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse B
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse D
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse E
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session

Saturday, January 13, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse D
Speaker(s)
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Sponsored by:

  • Innovation Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse B
Speaker(s)
Sponsored by: Rock-It Cargo
  • Innovation Session

Saturday, January 13, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
Exciting cross-sector partnerships are breaking new ground in both the arts and the world beyond. Discover exemplary arts/non-arts alignments that are defying expectations and reshaping both the way we think about performing arts and their impact in the world. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali
Poet and Spoken Word Artist
Speaker
Ben Ashworth
Visual Artist, Designer, Builder and Skateboarder
Speaker
Christina Hugenschmidt PhD
Neuroscientist
Wake Forest University
Speaker
Christina Tsoules Soriano
Wake Forest University
Speaker
Dunia Nur
Edmonton's Africa Centre
Speaker
Garth Ross
Vice President, Community Engagement
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Speaker
Jason Moran
Composer and Artistic Director for Jazz
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Moderator
Will Power
Playwright and Performer
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Sponsored by:

  • Plenary Session

Saturday, January 13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse B
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse E
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse D
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session
  • Room: Hilton Concourse G
Speaker(s)
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  • Discussion Session

Saturday, January 13, 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
This session explores new forms and artistic practices in contemporary circus and demystifies the process of presenting this exciting work. Discover the innovative cross-disciplinary circus world and the range of artists, audiences and aesthetics engaged....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Deborah Sacarakis
Zoellner Art Center
Speaker
Nadia Drouin
Head of Programming
Circus Arts, TOHU
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  • Discussion Session

Saturday, January 13, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    • EXPO Hall

    Saturday, January 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    • Room: Hilton East Suite
    Join NEA Artist Communities, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, and International Activities staff for a group session on NEA funding opportunities. Staff will present a short overview of various funding programs, including the Art Works grant program and international opportunities, followed by a Q&A session....
    • Partner Programming

    Saturday, January 13, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse E
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse C
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    • Discussion Session

    Sunday, January 14, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
    Join us for a session about Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s national and international programs, such as USArtists International and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America. Presenters and artists from the mid-Atlantic region are also welcomed to join this session to get an overview of MAAF’s regional touring programs....
    • Information Session

    Sunday, January 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse E
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session

    Sunday, January 14, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session

    Sunday, January 14, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse C
    Speaker(s)
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    Sponsored by:

    • Innovation Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    • Partner Programming

    Sunday, January 14, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
    Artists respond to, engage with, and shape the world around them. That's what they do.  Hear from visionaries who have embraced that role, stood up and advocated for issues of import, making art into action. Then engage in a participatory Town Hall session on ways we can individually or collectively learn from these examples and others to forge... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
    Keryl McCord
    CEO
    Equity Quotient
    Speaker
    Lauren Ruffin
    Vice President, External Relations
    Fractured Atlas
    Speaker
    Ping Chong
    Writer, Director of Socially Engaged Theater, Ford Art of Change Fellow
    Speaker
    Sean Dorsey
    Artistic Director
    Sean Dorsey Dance
    Speaker
    Tanya Selvaratnam
    Co-Founder
    The Federation
    Tracks:
    Sponsored by:

    • Plenary Session

    Sunday, January 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse D
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session
    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Discussion Session

    Sunday, January 14, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

      Accessible Hours from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m....
      • EXPO Hall

      Monday, January 15, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

        Accessible Hours from 10am - 11am. Coffee and tea are provided, while supplies last, starting at 8:30am....
        • EXPO Hall

        Monday, January 15, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

        • Room: Sheraton Murray Hill
        • Consortia/Networking Meeting
        • Room: Sheraton Sutton Place
        • Consortia/Networking Meeting

        Monday, January 15, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

        • Room: Hilton Madison Suite
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Discussion Session
        • Room: Hilton Gibson Suite
        Speaker(s)
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        • Discussion Session

        Monday, January 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
        One of APAP|NYC’s most popular events, 5 Minutes to Shine (5MTS) showcases today’s most innovative engagement and audience-building work. 5MTS is an opportunity for artists, presenters, agents, and others to share their compelling story or idea in an exciting pecha kucha-format; one speaker will be selected to present their story... ...read more...
        • Special Event

        Monday, January 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

        • Room: Hilton Mercury Ballroom
        As a membership organization, APAP thrives on your active participation. President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham and the APAP board welcome all members as we share the latest updates on the state of the organization and invite your input, thoughts and suggestions about the Association. Here you will vote on... ...read more...
        • Special Event

        Monday, January 15, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

        • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
        This special event honors achievement, service, excellence and advocacy in the performing arts field. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance when you register or at the APAP|NYC registration desk at the conference. Sponsor a table at the luncheon and help support the William Dawson Endowment Fund. Learn more.   ...
        Sponsored by:

        • Special Event

        Monday, January 15, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

          Accessible Hours from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m....
          • EXPO Hall

          Monday, January 15, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

          • Room: Hilton Sutton Center
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
            • Room: Hilton Gibson Suite
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Discussion Session
            • Room: Hilton Madison Suite
            Speaker(s)
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            • Expert Lecture
            • Room: Hilton Bryant Suite
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Discussion Session

            Monday, January 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

            • Room: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
            APAP’s Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) program supports classical musicians early in their careers. In 2018, this special performance takes place in Carnegie Hall. Free and open to the public. Artists: Annelle K. Gregory, Argus Quartet, Delphi Trio, Fei-Fei Dong, Tessa Lark...
            • Special Event

            Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

            • Room: Hilton Petit Trianon
            • Special Event

            Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
            Closing APAP|NYC 2018 is the brilliant comedian and commentator Bassem Youssef. Known as “the Jon Stewart of Egypt”, Youssef was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” and Foreign Policy magazine’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers” in 2013, and won the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker
            Bassem Youssef
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            Sponsored by:

            • Plenary Session