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

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!
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:57am

2017 Annual Convention T-shirtShow your Americans for the Arts and Convention pride all year long with this awesome T-shirt!


Get yours here! But hurry, they won’t be around for long.

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!