We’re already missing Nashville! The 2014 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention was an incredible experience. If you missed out this year or just want to keep reliving the Convention weekend, here are some highlights and resources for you and your organization!


  1. If you didn't get the chance to make it to Nashville this year, you can still be part of the conversation! Follow @Americans4Arts on Twitter, and use the hashtag #AFTACON to follow the discussion.Most sessions also have a unique hashtag for more targeted conversations - view the full list!
  2. Make sure to check out the nine sessions (including the three keynotes!) that were livestreamed throughout the weekend.
    Visit our YouTube page to learn more!
  3. Are you getting excited for Chicago 2015? So are we! Save the Date: June 12-14, 2015
    Sign up for 2015 email updates now!

Session Presentations

View these PowerPoint slides and others from our presenters on Slideshare! Here are just a couple from our sessions at Convention, but we'll be adding more to Slideshare as we get them:

Don't see the presentation slides you were looking for on our Slideshare account? Contact the speaker and urge them to send them to us! We will upload everything we've received from our presenters.

View the Storify Wrap-Up

See the story created by YOUR social activity at Annual Convention on Storify!

2014 ARTSblog Posts

Annual Awardees Reflect on their Convention experience on ARTSBlog!

Read blogs from our Annual Awardees who were honored at Convention for their leadership in the arts. Each awardee wrote about their work in a blog post before convention, and are writing about their experience at Convention – follow their stories here.

Still want more? Read all the blog posts about 2014 Annual Convention.

Follow on Twitter #AFTACON

Follow on Instagram #AFTACON

Watch the Convention Livestream

View Photos on Flickr

2014 Annual Convention News

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:19am

In 2015, Americans for the Arts will be hosting Annual Convention in the Windy City! Join us in Chicago June 12-14, 2015 for a brand new lineup of expert panelists and artists, in-depth discussions, and informative sessions on everything you need to help advance the arts in your community.

Sign up for 2015 email updates now!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 3:06pm

We will be live streaming nine sessions throughout the Convention, including our three plenary presentations! Visit the

Americans for the Arts YouTube

channel to see the schedule and to view the video of our live streamed sessions.