Dear all,


At the request of some of our members who are busily working to gather their session proposals, but need a bit more time, we are going to extend the session proposal submission period for the Annual Convention until 12pm Eastern time on October 15, 2019.


As a reminder, here is some information about the 2020 Annual Convention and the session submission process. Any questions, please let us know!







Submit your session proposals for the 2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention! We want you and your ideas to take center stage in a national dialogue about the role of the arts in community life!


LOCAL TO GLOBAL. In 2020, the Annual Convention will land in Washington, D.C., for the first time in nearly 20 years. As one of the most historically diverse regions in the United States, the D.C. metro region is a place that is always local, national, and international simultaneously. Here, culture is interwoven everywhere. Residents who have been here for generations exist alongside constant waves of political arrivals and departures and cultures and flavors from across the world. In both the public and private sectors, this region houses one of the most thriving, diverse, and creativity-driven economies in the country. 


New this year, the Annual Convention will include two simultaneous, separate, 2 ½-day conferences: 

Both conferences will run from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C., and both will include excursions to adjoining areas of Maryland and Virginia. Anyone can submit a session proposal for one or both of the conferences we're looking forward to seeing all your great ideas!


To submit your session proposals and learn more CLICK HERE between now and October 15, 2019!



We heard you! We've overhauled our session submission process to put you and your ideas more front-and-center, and to better highlight what we're looking for and how sessions are reviewed and selected. Take a look, plan out your proposal, and submit! We are here if you have any questions along the way. 




Clayton Lord

Vice President of Local Arts Advancement
Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2022

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