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Arizona Presenters Alliance

25th Annual Conference 2023

Celebrating 25 Years of Arts Evolution

August 15-17, 2023

Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, AZ


About The Conference

Join us in Sedona for our 25th annual conference where we bring together some of the most insightful voices in the arts and education sectors to engage in stimulating panel discussions and interactive workshops.  

Our esteemed speakers include:

  • Lisa Richards Toney, President of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

  • Christian Gaines, Executive Director of WESTAF

  • Jono Gasparro and Michael Mwenso, co-founders of Electric Root

  • Jacky Alling, Interim Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts

....and many others.​

Don't miss the chance to participate in this exciting event and learn from top professionals in the field!

How To Register

You must be an active APA member (2023 - 2024) to attend the annual conference.  

Once membership has been completed, you will receive a password for conference registration.


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Hotel Registration Information

All activities will be hosted onsite at the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona.  













1752 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336


Directions To the Hotel

The preferred rate for Arizona Presenters Alliance is $155 per night plus resort fee and tax.  The rate can be booked for August 12 through August 20.  Reserve your rooms early! The room block will expire July 15.

Click here to go to the AZ Presenters hotel room block reservations.


Conference Schedule (Details Subject To Change)


August 15, 2023

1:00 pm - APA Board Meeting

6:00 pm - Dinner For Attendees at Poco Diablo Resort (Non-Hosted)

8:00 pm - Welcome Dessert Reception (Sponsored by AMAZ Entertainment


August 16, 2023

8:00 am - Registration/Coffee

9:00 am - Welcome and Remarks

9:15 am - Session #1 - Keynote: Lisa Richards Toney

10:15 am - Break

10:30 am - Session #2 - Civic Activism through the Arts in the US and Arizona

12:00 pm - Buffet Lunch

1:15 pm - Session #3 - How to Create Art in the Activism Space

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm - Session #4 - Radical Hospitality: Creating the Best Experiences with Artists Onstage and Offstage

3:45 pm - Break

4:00 pm - Session #5 - Ancestral Listening Experience with Michael Mwenso

6:00 pm - Non-hosted Dinner

8:30 pm - Arizona Artist Dessert Reception and Showcase


August 17, 2023

6:00 am - Optional Morning Hike

8:00 am - Registration/Coffee

9:00 am - Annual Business Meeting

9:45 am - Session #6 - Storytelling in the Arts: Fostering Empathy and Creating Community

11:00 am - Break

11:15 am - Session #7 - Empowering Partnerships: Strengthening Collaboration between Schools and Arts Organizations 

12:45 pm - Lunch/Auction Closes/Check-out

2:15 pm - Session #8 - Program Updates from WESTAF and the Arizona Commission on the Arts

3:15 pm - Silent Auction Winners/Closing Remarks

4:00 pm - Session #9 - Optional Off Site Tour TBD

We Need Your Support Today!

Thank You To Our Conference Sponsors: 

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