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.

2017 Annual Convention News

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:11am

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 - 10:57am

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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:49pm

There are only a few days left to register for the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Francisco! Online registration closes on Friday, June 2 at 11:59 PM ET. Don’t miss out on the best professional development opportunity of the year and the chance to connect with more than 1,000 arts and community leaders from across the country.

When you register for Annual Convention, you can experience 4 keynotes, 38 sessions from 100+ speakers and 2 preconferences on racial equity and public art.

If you miss the online registration deadline, there's still a chance to register on-site during the conference for an additional $75 fee. Check out the online schedule to find daily registration times.
 

 

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!