Arts Midwest Conference

Join 1,000 performing arts professionals comprising artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond. Registration for the 2016 Conference in Milwaukee is available now for presenters, exhibitors, and service organizations. 

2016 Arts Midwest Conference | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 13–Friday, September 16, 2016

Take advantage of our lowest fees by registering today. Registration will remains open through the summer, but rates increase after Wednesday, July 13.

Announcing Oskar Eustis, who nurtured hits like Hamilton, as keynote speaker


Photo by Aislinn Wiedele

Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time and has worked with countless artists in pursuit of that aim, from Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks to David Henry Hwang and Lin-Manuel Miranda. As Artistic Director of the Public Theater since 2005, he has made a significant impact on American theater and demonstrates a firm commitment to creativity, collaborations, and broadening the performing arts audience.

Announcing 2016 Spotlight Showcase Artists

Arts Midwest is thrilled to announce the 2016 Spotlight Showcase artists and ensembles. Selected by a panel composed of presenters, managers, and agents, these artists will take the stage over two nights at the Pabst Theater in downtown Milwaukee. Please join us in congratulating these talented artists and ensembles!

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Riverboat and Brewery Tour – Limited Availability!


Photos courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee.

Our four-day schedule ensures that your Conference experience will be productive, worthwhile, and rewarding. It’s not all work, though: there’s time to unwind and socialize with colleagues and friends, new and old. As usual, our time in Milwaukee will start and end with parties open to all attendees. But it doesn’t stop there! This year we’re thrilled to also offer a special opportunity for you to keep the party going and enjoy Milwaukee for a little longer:

  • Riverboat and Brewery Tour (New this year!) – Hop aboard one of Milwaukee’s river boats for a private scenic trip to the landmark Lakefront Brewery. This optional add-on ticket includes a round-trip boat ride from Pere Marquette Park, which is immediately across from the closing party at the Marcus Center. At the brewery, you’ll take an exclusive interactive tour and sample distinctive craft brews before returning to where you started. Tickets are only $20, and capacity is limited so secure your spot now! Friday, September 16, at 4:15 or 5 p.m.

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