Join us in Las Vegas August 27-30 at the Bellagio for the 2018 Conference!
Showcase and Registration information available in early 2018.
A Focused & Innovative Marketplace
The WAA Conference convenes presenters, artists and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The four-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. The Commons—our meeting and exhibit space—cultivates discovery, business insight, and connection. For 2018, we return to Las Vegas for the first time in over 20 years.
Explore. Discover. Connect.
Presenters and Arts Associations
From established artists to emerging talent, access artists in every discipline to fit your programming needs and budget. Expand your artistic programming expertise and technical knowledge through our Professional Development courses, in-conference workshops, roundtables, and conversations with peers, while our Independent and Juried Showcases allow you to sample the diverse talents of the delegation.
Artists, Managers, Agents, Consultant/Vendors, and Arts Associations
Share your or your artists' work with more than 200 presenting organizations based in the West. The Commons format has been developed to best help you connect with presenters and colleagues. Introduce a project to a room full of Presenters during our Discovery Sessions, or enjoy great social and professional networking over local cuisine on a Dine-Around. Broaden your range of practical skills to help plan and achieve effective tours during our Professional Development Institute. Performing artists will find opportunities for stimulating discussions about art and ideas with other artists, agents, and presenters.