Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 15-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy and equity.

Annual Convention News

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:33am

We can’t wait to see you in Denver at #AFTACON—but until then, we’d love to see you online! Whether you’re planning to attend or still thinking it over, you can get social with us and other arts professionals in our Annual Convention 2018 Facebook event. We’ll be sharing news, announcements, and exclusive content leading up to and during Convention, and we don’t want you to miss out.

Just let us know whether you’re “going” or “interested” on the event page, and you’ll get the latest Convention news. Plus, you can post your own thoughts and e-meet other attendees. Don’t forget to share the event and invite your network—after all, Convention is more fun with friends!
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:25am

Believe it or not, the big blue skies of Denver, site of the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, are just around the corner! And now it's time to submit your session and speaker ideas!

What makes for a new vision for the role of the arts in community life? Tell us the topics, concepts, theories, practices! Your ideas will directly inform the creation of 25-30 main conference breakout sessions representing the full breadth of what is concerning and exciting advocates today!

CLICK HERE submit your ideas between now and October 15!

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:11am

Our thanks to the city of San Francisco for being a welcoming and dynamic host for the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention! If you’re missing it as much as we are—or you missed out and didn’t get to join us—check out our highlights from the weekend. You’ll find:

  • A selection of nearly 5,000 tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts posted during #AFTACON;
  • Footage from 11 recorded sessions, including keynote speeches, sessions on public art, community activism, and more;
  • Sessions slides; and
  • Some of our favorite photos from San Francisco.

And save the date for the 2018 Annual Convention, June 15 -17, in Denver! We can’t wait to see you there!
 

2017 Convention Livestreams

This year at Annual Convention, we live streamed keynote speeches and sessions on public art, AEP5, community activism, leadership and politics, and more. Watch them here!

 

 


Highlights from 2017 Convention

View photo highlights of 2017 #AFTACON sessions, speeches and parties on Flickr.