2018 Conference


We are excited to invite you to Austin, TX for the Association of Performing Arts Service Organization national conference May 1-4, 2018.  The conference will include four days of networking, professional development, dine arounds, art sharing and administrative workshops with innovative arts service organizations from across the nation from across the nation. 

APASO began almost 35 years ago when a group of organizations providing services to their performing arts communities got together to share their experiences as a way of learning from each other. Today APASO is a national association that includes cross-disciplinary nonprofit arts service organizations, performing arts service organizations, and cultural alliances from all across the country. This year, we are looking to lean into the question of How Arts Service Organization Remain Relevant and Responsive to our Constituents? 


View the 2018 Conference Schedule here.


As host organization, Austin Creative Alliance welcomes APASO 2018 to our beautiful, vibrant and progressive community. Breakfast, lunch and transportation provided throughout the conference. Please direct registration questions to APASO Host Committee Chair John Riedie.


2018 venues (subject to change):

The Continental Club

1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Rock, country, jazz & blues acts, national & local, are found at this legendary South Congress club, Austin’s oldest continually operating music venue, since 1955.  The Continental Club is a cornerstone of the vibrant stretch of hip boutiques, trendy lodging options and Austin-original eateries along South Congress Avenue. The area also offers a picture-postcard vista of the Texas State Capitol.


Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724

The Center designs and tests innovative programs that integrate air, water, food, energy, and material systems to build healthy and sustainable communities. The CMPBS site includes multiple architecturally experimental spaces.


The Vortex Theatre

2307 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722    

Established in 1988, The VORTEX was the first theatre to create a home on Austin’s historically-underserved Eastside, laying the foundations for a blossoming arts and entertainment district along Manor Road.  After 30 years of creating and presenting innovative theatrical works, The VORTEX continues to anchor a cultural hub.


Holiday Inn Town Lake 

20 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78701

Set on Lady Bird Lake, in the heart of Austin, just a few blocks from the Austin Creative Alliance offices and adjacent to the Rainey Street District, with abundant dining, entertainment and cocktail options.  

Group Code: ACA

Group Information

Arrive: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Depart: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Rate:  $145.00

Cut off date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Early Bird Registration Open January 18 at https://www.austincreativealliance.org/APASO2018

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