This information is for the APAP|NYC 2020 conference and is for your reference only.
APAP|NYC 2021 information will be updated in the summer.

Getting Started

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APAPNYC 2020 EXPO Hall by Adam Kissick/APAP

How to attend APAP|NYC

Outlined below are the steps you need to take in order to attend APAP's annual conference and take advantage of what APAP|NYC has to offer, including exhibiting and showcasing.

  1. First, you must become a member of APAP to attend APAP|NYC.
  2. Next, each individual from your organization must register for APAP|NYC.

Membership Information  Registration Information

First-Timer Webinars

First-Timer Webinars​

Whether you are brand new to APAP or in need of a refresher, APAP hosts four webinars designed for first-time attendees, showcasers, exhibitors and new APAP members, so that you can get the most out of the APAP|NYC conference.

Register now for the APAP|NYC 2020 webinars. All are welcome and pre-registration is encouraged!

Exhibiting at APAP|NYC

You must be an APAP member and full conference registrant (see above under "how to attend") in order to purchase a booth in the EXPO Hall. (Artist Access, student registrants, board track registrants, and one-day registrants are not eligible to purchase a booth.) 

A few important notes:

  • You must register for the conference at least one business day*** before you intend to buy your booth.
  • Booths are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and through a tiered system based the number of consecutive years of your organization has exhibited at APAP|NYC.
  • There are three EXPO Hall floors. You can view the floors plans in advance to help you select your booth location.
  • In addition to purchasing the booth itself, you can purchase electricity, internet and additional booth badges.

***APAP’s registration vendor is currently transitioning our EXPO Hall booth registration system to a new platform. Due to this process, our vendor must officially verify your conference registration before you can purchase a booth. The vendor can only verify your conference registration during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Time). Please note: Our vendor is on the West Coast.

EXPO Hall Information

Showcasing at APAP|NYC

You must be an APAP member and a full conference registrant (see above under "how to attend") in order to showcase at APAP|NYC and purchase an APAP|NYC showcase listing. (Student registrants, board track registrants, and one-day registrants are not eligible to showcase or  purchase a showcase listing.)

A few important notes:

  • A showcase listing is $75 and appears in the printed APAP|NYC Program and Showcase Listing Guide (when published by the November 15, 2019 deadline), in the online showcase database, and on the APAP|NYC mobile app.
  • All showcasing at APAP|NYC is independently produced by APAP members. APAP does not curate showcases.
  • You must secure your own venue for your showcase and consider additional costs associated with showcasing.

Showcase Information

Book your hotel for APAP|NYC

The official hotels of APAP|NYC are the New York Hilton Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square. The only way to book a room with the special discounted APAP rate is use the unique links on our website.

Hotel Information

Exploring APAP|NYC

There is so much happening at APAP|NYC! Be sure to explore the website for all of the conference opportunities available to registered attendees.

  • Schedule-at-a-glance: Get a snapshot of all of the events at APAP|NYC.
  • Pre-conference activities: Arrive early to take advantage of professional development intensives and peer networking.
  • Application-based programs: Deepen your engagement with your performing arts colleagues.
  • Advertising and sponsorship: Learn about ways to promote your organization and your artists.
  • Deadlines: Be sure to review important dates so you don’t miss out.

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