MAPAM 2018

We are looking forward to hosting you for the third MAPAM November 8-10, 2018. To be held in downtown Lancaster, this year’s conference will again carry our signature format to allow for a relaxed, conversational, and productive three days. With showcases hosted in the beautiful Ware Center, MAPAM is filled with significant time for networking, socializing, brainstorming, and project development.

Registration is now open, including Marketplace Table reservations. Please remember that you must be a member of PA Presenters to attend MAPAM. If your membership has lapsed, just renew when registering for MAPAM.

Both conference hotels, the Marriott at Penn Square and Hotel Lancaster, are both just a short walk from the Ware Center. Check out more about the hotels, including information on making your reservations now.

Featured Showcases 

Artist Bios and Showcase Schedule

Arthur Trace


Huu Bac Quintet

Robin Spielberg

Rosemary & the Sweet Sound Revival

Scrap Arts Music

Shana Simmons Dance

SHARP Dance Company

Sultans of String

Svetlana & the Delancey Five

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Terry Barber

The Fitzgeralds

The Queen's Cartoonists

Trout Fishing in America

Velvet Caravan

Wayne Hoffman

West Virginia Dance Company


See Featured Showcases for Individual Showcase times

Schedule subject to change
*denotes meal included in registration

Thursday, November 8

Registration 12:00-5:00 p.m. Lyet Lobby

Marketplace exhibitor set-up 12:00-5:00 p.m. Atrium

VIP Sponsor Reception 5:00-6:00 p.m. Gallery

Opening Reception - Light Fare 6:00-7:30 p.m.*

Welcome 7:45 p.m. Steinman Hall

Showcase #1 8:00-10:00 p.m. Steinman Hall

Friday, November 9

Breakfast - On your own

Registration 9:00-12:45 p.m. Lyet Lobby

Marketplace open 9:00-1:15 p.m. Atrium - Sponsored by Avenel Arts Center

Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.* Atrium - Lunch Sponsored by Jeff Boyer Productions

Showcase #2 1:30-3:00 p.m. Steinman Hall

Marketplace open 3:00-4:30 p.m. Atrium - Sponsored by Avenel Arts Center

Wine and Cheese Reception 3:30-4:30 p.m.* Atrium - Sponsored by Kosson Talent

Dinner Break 5:00-7:00 p.m. Dine-Arounds or On Your Own

Showcase #3 7:45-10:00 p.m. Steinman Hall

Saturday, November 10

Marketplace open 9:00-10:45 a.m. Atrium - Sponsored by Avenel Arts Center

Hot Breakfast 9:00-10:00 a.m.* Atrium - Sponsored by Rile Artists

Showcase #4 11:00-12:00 p.m. Steinman Hall

Marketplace open 12:00-1:00 p.m. Atrium - Sponsored by Avenel Arts Center

Hot Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.* Atrium - Sponsored by Kids' Entertainment

Marketplace closes 1:00 p.m. Atrium

Marketplace take down 1:00-2:00 p.m. Atrium



See schedule for marketplace hours

Marketplace Tables MAPAM 2018

Spring Conference and Retreat 2019

June 4-6, 2019

Mark your calendars to join us in beautiful Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the PA Presenters’ Annual Spring Retreat and Conference, June 4-6, 2019, at Liberty Mountain Resort and Conference Center. Known for its wide array of activities, 18-hole golf course, and ample facilities, Liberty Mountain Resort and Conference Center is situated just 10 miles from Gettysburg, one of the country’s most popular tourist and historic destinations.

The conference is your opportunity to meet, mingle and network with your peers from Pennsylvania and beyond and participate in workshop and lecture sessions that are designed to keep you up-to-date with trends in the field and sharpen your skill-set. Stay-tuned for registration information to come your way soon.


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