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APAP|NYC is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the annual members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

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APAP|NYC 2025 is January 10-14, 2025
Note: The information listed on this page is from the 2024 conference. Please feel free to use the information as a guide and reference to learn more about the conference. More details about the 2025 conference will be share in late spring 2024.



APAP|NYC+ 2023

Why We Come Together

We gather at APAP|NYC for community, commerce, learning, and discovery, as well as the networks, inspiration and opportunities that fuel our work, our livelihoods, our industry, ourselves. APAP|NYC is essential to your success presenting, booking and touring the live performing arts. 

In Person, In New York City

APAP|NYC 2024 will be held in-person January 12-16, 2024 in New York City. The hub of conference activity is the New York Hilton Midtown, our official conference hotel.

Please note: APAP does not work with any third-party firms for hotel bookings. If you are contacted by one of these companies, please email us at

“The discovery of new artistry and ideas. Connecting with others. Meeting new colleagues. The inspiration. The speakers in plenary sessions particularly gave me a lift I did not realize I needed.” -- Past Conference Attendee

What You Can Expect at APAP|NYC 2024

The conference is ever evolving to meet the shifting nature of our field and the times we live in.  One thing is certain: You will leave energized and with the contacts, opportunities, information and inspiration you need as a performing arts professional.

APAP|NYC 2024 is where it all happens!
Professional Development
Plenary Events and Fieldwide Conversations
Networking Opportunities
The EXPO Commons
Artist Discovery Sessions
The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast
MLK Day of Service Project
*Find more information about exhibit space reservations and showcase listings coming soon.


Registration Rates

How Much Does the Conference Cost?

The following are the registration rates and additional items for purchase for the APAP|NYC 2024 conference.*

You must be an APAP member to register. Not a current member? You can join or renew today. Have questions about membership? Contact us at
Registration Rates
Early Bird Registration Rate (Deadline Date Extended) - Available June 27 to September 29, 2023 at 5 p.m. (EDT): $695
Regular Registration Rate - Available September 16 through January 5, 2024: $795
On-site Registration Rate - Available January 6 through January 16, 2024: $895
On-site Day Pass Registration - Good for one day only/only available at on-site registration from January 11 through January 16, 2024: $495
First-Time Member Registration Rate (Deadline Extended) - See details here for eligibility, available through September 29, 2023: $595
Artist Registration Rate - Available to both represented and self-represented artists, not eligible to purchase an exhibit booth space, through January 16, 2024: $225
Student Registration Rate - Available to full-time college students, not eligible to purchase an exhibit booth space or showcase listings, through January 16, 2024: $205
Board Registration Rate - Available to board members of presenting organizations that are members of APAP, through January 16, 2024. Please email to learn more: $595
Group Discount** - NEW! For groups of 4 or more, including international delegations. Groups of 4-6 receive 10% off, groups of 7-9 receive 15% off, and groups of 10 or more receive 20% off. Applicable only to early-bird, regular, and on-site rates and cannot be combined with other discounts. Please email to learn more. 
Additional Items
Exhibit Space ("Booth")*** - $795 per space. Must purchase conference registration first. Note: Individual member types (student, iPAP, Artist Access) are not eligible to purchase exhibit space. 
Booth Badges**** - $295 per badge. Can be added after one full registration and exhibit space purchase.
Showcase Listing***** - $10 per listing. Only registered attendees can purchase a showcase listing.
*APAP|NYC 2024 is an in-person conference. While we will make recordings of sessions and some showcases available post-conference to APAP members, we will not be offering an online-only registration option in 2024.

**If you plan to exhibit, it is more cost effective to have one person register and then purchase Booth Badges ($295 each) for the rest of your team (up to either 3 or 7, depending on how many booths you buy). If you have artist(s) in your group, you can register them at the Artist Rate ($225).

***Conference registration required. A maximum of 2 spaces total may be purchased. Learn more about exhibiting.

****Once you have registered and purchased at least one Exhibit Space, you are eligible to purchase booth badges for your team. (Up to 3 if you purchased 1 space; up to 7 if you have purchased 2 booths.) 

*****Conference registration required. Learn more about showcasing.

Coming soon

APAP|NYC 2020 Artists Institute by Adam Kissick/APAP
We will be sharing information in the coming weeks about:
Exhibiting at APAP|NYC
Hotel room rates
Showcasing and showcase listings
Conference rate relief

Everyone is Welcome at APAP|NYC

There are many reasons people attend APAP|NYC and many "Ways to APAP". The conference is like no other because of the variety of people it draws and the range of performances it showcases.

Regardless of the role you play in your organization or in the field, and whether you are new to APAP or a long-time member, YOU are welcome, and we want to help you have a great experience.

We invite you to join our community of arts professionals where equity, diversity and inclusion, and accessibility are our guiding principles. Read our Accessibility Statement.

“[I liked] reconnecting with colleagues, [and] hearing stories and real experiences from the field.”

APAP|NYC 2024 Sponsors

Interested in adding your name to this list? 
 Please fill out the APAP|NYC 2024 Sponsorship Interest Form.

APAP|NYC 2024 Conference Committee

Thank you to the 2024 Conference Committee for their commitment and contributions.

Mark Alexander, executive director, Palm Beach State College
Michael Alexander, director, public programming, California Institute of Technology
Conference Co-Chair: Marc Baylin, president, Baylin Artists Management
Sophie Blumberg, associate producer, Octopus Theatricals
Andre Bouchaard, principal and founder, Indigenous Performance Productions
Gail Boyd, president, Gail Boyd Artist Management
Jonathan Campbell, head of outreach and strategic initiatives, Small World Music
Andrea Cuevas, director of presented events marketing, McCarter Theatre Center
Conference Co-Chair: Ally Haynes-Hamblen, director of Cultural Affairs, City of Las Vegas
Tommy Hensel, managing director, fine & performing arts center, Moraine Valley Community College
Conference Co-Chair: PennyMaria Jackson, Founder and chief creative officer, ArtzVenture
Laura Kratt, executive director, Appalachian Theatre
Sam Livingston, director of operations, Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall
Beth Macmillan, executive director, Artown
Dayna Martinez, senior programming director, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Tracey McFarland, Founder, president of booking, Broadway and Beyond Theatricals
Christopher Morgan, executive artistic director, Dance Place
Eric Nelson, client engagement officer, TRG Arts
Hanna Oravec, assistant director for programs, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts
Kyoung Park, artistic director, Kyoung's Pacific Beat
Manuel Prestamo, president, PMI: Performance Management International
Tiffany Rea-Fisher, artistic director, Elisa Monte Dance
Crandall Rogers, founder and president, Four Mortals Prodcutions Inc.
Conference Co-Chair: Rosalba Rolon, artistic director, Pregones Theater
Jerry Ross, president, Harmony Artists, Inc.
Sarah Saltwick, co-director, sales & artistic relations, Holden & Arts Associates
Rena Shagan, president, Rena Shagan Associates, Inc.
Francine Sheffield, Founder/CEO, Sheffield Global Arts Management
Jake Stepansky, Co-founder, JETco.
Diana Tan, agent, ECE Touring
Todd Wetzel, executive director, Purdue Convocations
Mark Wilson, executive director, Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Conference Co-Chair: Andrea Cuevas, director of marketing, Hartford Stage
  • Conference Co-Chair: Christopher Kaui Morgan, artist (choreographer) and arts administrator
  • Conference Co-Chair: Sarah Saltwick, co-director, Holden & Arts Associates
  • Conference Co-Chair: Diana Tan, booking manager, National Geographic Society
  • Conference Co-Chair: Todd Wetzel, executive director, Purdue Convocations
  • Elizabeth Auer, executive director of arts engagement and cultural resources, Appalachian State University
  • Delbert Anderson, artist, Advancing Indigenous Performance
  • Jonathan Campbell, head of outreach and strategic initiatives, Small World Music
  • Andy Cassano, vice president of programming and education, Omaha Performing Arts
  • Dominic D'Andrea, director of community engagement, Queens Theatre
  • Joshua Dalledonne, associate director, social impact, Arts Commons
  • Sarah Haag, artist, Rhythmwood Drive
  • Thia Knowlton, senior vice president, IMG Artists
  • Michelle MacLennan, general manager, Chandler Center for the Arts
  • Courtney Ozaki, creative producer, Japanese Arts Network
  • Allegra Padilla, executive director, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
  • Maureen Patton, executive director, The Grand 1894 Opera House
  • Charles Santos, executive director/artistic director, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND
  • Mark Wilson, executive director, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
  • Chisa Yamaguchi, manager and producer, Sozo Artists
  • John Zion, managing director, MKI Artists




APAP|NYC is a founding partner of JanArtsNYC, celebrating 11 years of partnership in 2024.

Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC. A partnership among independent multidisciplinary festivals, indispensable industry convenings and international marketplaces, JanArtsNYC is one of the largest and most influential gatherings of its kind. #JanArtsNYC

Promotional support provided by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
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Future conference dates

January 10-14, 2025
Photo: Jupiter & Okwess at globalFEST at APAP|NYC by Adam Kissick/APAP

Countdown to APAP|NYC+ 2024

Photos by APAP Photographer Adam Kissick. APAP|NYC 2024 logos and design elements by APAP Graphic Designer Mike Shotton. Image Captions in descending order: APAP|NYC banner photo of Pearlyn Lii at New York Live Arts, APAP|NYC Community, Commerce, Learning and Discovery creative elements: APAP|NYC+ 2023 showcase Resistance Revival Chorus, Note to a Friend at Japan Society, YPCA 2023 participants and Pentacle Roster - Versa Style Dance Company. Choir! Choir! Choir! performs at APAP|NYC+ 2023, Closing Plenary, APAP|NYC+ 2023 ArtsForward Cohort meeting, APAP|NYC+ 2023 showcases: Tito Puente Jr. and Sam Simon, EXPO Hall booth Four Mortals Productions, JanArtsNYC logo, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment logo.
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