Dear IPAY Community,
In our ongoing efforts to better serve the community and to meet the needs of artists, presenters, producers, agents and all in our field, we continue to make improvements to Showcase and evolve our primary event.
We utilize feedback from Showcase surveys, reflection time, board and staff evaluations and facilitated focus group sessions; incorporate best practices from our colleague organizations; and learn from past success and failures. All to bring you a better Showcase.
We are excited to share that there are several new programs and initiatives that will debut at Showcase 2018.
New in 2018, we are introducing Off-IPAY Independent Showcases, Affinity Groups, Dine Out with IPAY, and a more dynamic Spotlight program. Don't worry - many favorites are coming back this year as well, including refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and the return of Showcase Lounge in the evenings; the reinstatement of Cultural Spotlights; and a robust Kindling program! Read on and discover What's New for Showcase 2018.
IPAY has also joined forces with TYA/USA to kick off our 40th Anniversary Showcase with a full day
pre-conference on January 23, with the generous support of Australia Council on the Arts and the Embassy of Australia.
We look forward to bringing these new initiatives to you for Showcase 2018, and as always, we appreciate your feedback on how to keep evolving and better serving your needs. See you in Philadelphia!