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.

First-Time and International Attendees

APAP is here to help you navigate your conference experience. We look forward to welcoming you!

APAPNYC 2020 New Colleagues Orientation by Adam Kissick/APAP

For First-Time Attendees

Did you know that every year more than 500 people attend APAP|NYC for the first-time? (That’s about 15% of all conference attendees.) You are not alone. In fact, you belong to a great group of performing arts leaders.

APAP|NYC Mentoring

When registering for APAP|NYC, you are given the opportunity to be matched with a mentor who is a seasoned field professional. This time-honored APAP tradition of connecting newcomers to our volunteer mentors foster wonderful relationships that span entire careers.

If you want more information or forgot to sign up for a mentor when you registered, contact Membership Director, Sue Noseworthy at

New Colleagues Orientation - Friday, January 10, 2020

Plan to join us for this special informational and networking event right before the conference opens! You’ll learn how to make the most of your time in New York City, whether you are a new professional in the performing arts field, or someone who simply wants a refresher course on how to navigate APAP|NYC. Come meet and mingle with your colleagues and mentors. All are welcome!

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.

Replay the APAP|NYC 2020 webinars.

APAP Tutorial Videos

APAP has created a set of three tutorial videos to help you learn how to download, sort and filter the APAP|NYC attendee list. Sorting and filtering this list is critical to targeting the right audience when marketing your organization. Remember, this list is dynamically updated as people continue to register.

For International Attendees

With 3,600+ conference-goers from more than 29 countries, APAP welcomes hundreds of international attendees each year.

Visas for International Artists Performing in the U.S.

International artists who will be performing in the U.S. are required to obtain an O or P work-related visa. Learn more about the artist immigration process at For more information about APAP's peer consultation letter to support your I-129 petition package, visit our Visa Assistance page.