This information is for the APAP|NYC 2019 conference and is for your reference only.
APAP|NYC 2020 information will be updated in the spring.

APAP|NYC 2019 Pre-Conference

The APAP|NYC Pre-Conference (January 3-4, 2019) offers added professional development and networking opportunities to conference registrants and a sneak preview for the APAP-curious. Arrive early to connect with colleagues and to see what APAP is about!

Pre-conference is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

APAP NYC 2019 professional development session by Adam Kissick/APAP


Professional Development Institute

Please note: The APAP|NYC Professional Development Institute scheduled for January 3-4, 2019 has been cancelled. You can find additional Equity, Inclusion and Access sessions during the main APAP|NYC conference. View the detailed schedule.

Sessions, Forums and Affinity Groups

Professional Development Sessions

APAP offers sessions on topics of interest to performing arts professionals as part of its pre-conference activities. Events include the popular Under the Radar Speed Dating and Wavelengths, the largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S., as well as new sessions each year. Most sessions take place on Friday, January 4.


Join peer discussions of issues, opportunities and challenges in these focused forums on Friday, January 4:

Affinity Groups

New this year! Find your people at these informal, pre-conference gatherings for industry professionals, including:

*Independent Consultants and Entrepreneurs and People of Color Affinity Groups will meet during regular conference hours and don't require an RSVP.

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-Conference

Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference (January 3-4, 2019) for the international performing arts field. Free and open to all, the first day focuses on artists and the second on the presenting community. Wavelengths strives to include new and overlooked perspectives and to provide actionable advice through informed conversations, breakout sessions, and interactive dialogue. Co-produced by rock paper scissors music PR and globalFEST.