2016 Convention Highlights

The city of Boston was an amazing host for the 2016 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—here’s a wrap-up of highlights from the weekend.

  1. Whether you were with us in Boston or followed along from afar, let’s continue the conversation! Follow @Americans4Arts on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #AFTACON to join the discussion.
  2. Make sure to check out the 12 sessions (including keynotes by Robert Lynch, Diane Paulus, Donna Brazile and Jane Chu) that were livestreamed throughout Convention. View the playlist here.
  3. Read our 2016 Leadership Award winners ARTSblog salon and learn what inspired some of the country’s top arts leaders at AFTACON.
  4. Save the Date and get excited for San Francisco 2017: June 16-18, 2017! Sign up for email updates here.


Social Media Wrap-Up

Nearly 6,000 tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos were shared during #AFTACON 2016. Browse some of the highlights here and see if your posts are featured!



Highlights from 2016 Convention

View photo highlights of 2016 #AFTACON sessions, speeches and parties on Flickr.



2016 Convention Livestreams

We live streamed 12 sessions at Convention this year, including keynote speeches, sessions on public art and arts advocacy in an election year, and a special concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Watch them all here!



2016 Convention Program

Click here to download! (pdf, 2.9 MB)