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2010 APAP Conference NYC Takes Shape

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Association of Performing Arts Presenters has announced the theme for next year's 2010 APAP Conference NYC set to take place in Manhattan's New York Hilton from January 8-12, 2010; Risk. Opportunity. Now.

While exploring this theme, the conference will take a look the kinds of risks that have been integral to making and presenting the performing arts, while exploring the risks that lie ahead in creating new opportunities for the industry.

The 2010 APAP Conference NYC is a leading global arts marketplace and network for the performing arts industry and organizers expect to draw 4,000 conference attendees from around the world, over 400 exhibitors and showcase over 1,000 performances at this year’s conference.

Adding to the roster of speakers, panelists and artists expected for the conference, confirmed keynote speaker Majora Carter, a national environmental expert, will address conference attendees on "Greening the Performing Arts," a special focus of this year’s conference. Ms. Carter is the Founder and President of the Majora Carter Group, LLC which was established to help clients solve public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change issues simultaneously. A 2006 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and the current host of a national public radio program called "The Promised Land," Ms. Carter is a nationally recognized environmental expert and was recently called the "Green Power Broker" by the New York Times.

The 2010 APAP Conference NYC will also debut its first partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Program and Jazz at Lincoln Center by launching a new jazz track with a special event, sessions with Jazz legends and the 2010 Jazz Masters Awards and Concert. Also part of this year’s conference lineup will focus on Latin American arts and culture, as 2010 marks bicentennial celebrations for many Latin American countries. We will look at expanding opportunities in presenting and touring Latin American arts and culture in the U.S. and around the world. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers