2017 Convention Highlights

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—here are some highlights from the weekend.

  • So much was learned and shared during Convention—so let’s keep talking about it! Follow @Americans4Arts on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #AFTACON to join the discussion.
  • Videos of public art preconference events and sessions featuring Nancy Pelosi, Rhodessa Jones, results from Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, and staff and field experts are now available on this page and our 2017 Annual Convention YouTube playlist.
  • Read insights and reflections from our 2017 Leadership Award winners on ARTSblog.
  • Save the Date and get excited for Denver 2018: June 15-17, 2018! Sign up for email updates here.

Social Media Wrap-Up

Nearly 5,000 tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos were shared during #AFTACON 2017. Browse some of the highlights here and see if your posts are featured!

Browse some of the highlights here and see if your posts are featured!



2017 Convention Livestreams

At the 2017 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.



Session Presentations

Looking for the slides from your favorite sessions? We've got you covered.

We will be adding presentation slides as we receive them on each session's schedule page. Find links to all sessions from our Schedule at a Glance page.