RSVP to UP NEXT! - a mini "festival" at APAP|NYC 2019 By | December 05, 2018 The UP NEXT! artist pitch session at APAP|NYC is one of the fastest paced events at the conference, and one of the most popular. While UP NEXT! is not a showcase, it does showcase the ideas behind new work in a rapid style — with time and space in the foyer to meet artists and agents afterward. Learn more about the participants and RSVP to the session on Friday, Jan. 4, 1-3 p.m. (EST). You must be a registered conference attendee to participate in UP NEXT! and must pick up your badge prior to the event.