Past Dance/USA Professional Development Events

See all the past professional development events that Dance/USA has offered since 1984, listed in chronological order. In the Dance/USA archives we have conference agendas, presentation materials, photos, videos, attendee lists, and more. Materials are available to members and people who attended the event by request to Dance/USA Programming


Date and Location
Event Name
 January 10, 2014
New York, NY
 2014 Dance Forum: Dancing Our Way Through the Affordable Care Act
June 12-15, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
2013 Annual Conference
January 11, 2013
New York, NY
2013 Dance Forum
June 27-30, 2012
San Francisco, CA
2012 Annual Conference
January 6, 2012
New York, NY
2012 Dance Forum: Residencies and Dance
July 13-16, 2011
Chicago, IL
Design It, Dance It
Be the Architect of Your Future
2011 Annual Conference
June 14-16, 2010
Washington, DC
Dance Beyond Borders
2010 Annual Conference
January 8, 2010
New York City
Dance Forum

June 3-6, 2009
Houston, TX

Sustainable Future: Reality Check!
2009 Annual Conference
View photo gallery

Watch the biographical videos of:
Honor award recipient Tina Ramirez
Ernie award recipient Sali Ann Kriegsman

January 30-31, 2009
New York City, NY
Winter Forum: Human Resources and Organizational Performance
Read the Book of Proceedings from the day of Open Space Technology. (This link will open a PDF document)
View photo gallery

Dance/USA is grateful to DeWitt Stern Group for their generous sponsorship of the Networking Reception.


June 11-14, 2008
Denver, Colorado

Taking Action Together
(National Roundtable / National Performing Arts Convention)
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Watch the biographical videos of:
Honor award recipient Frederic Franklin
Ernie award recipient Anna Kisselgoff

Dance/USA gratefully acknowledges Stagestep Inc. for its support of the Mile High Showcase program during the National Roundtable.

February 24–26, 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dual Leadership: Partnering from the Inside Out

January 17-19, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Winter Forum: Marketing and the Use of Technology
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June 14-16, 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Spring Council Meeting
View photo gallery

February 25-27, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dual Leadership: Partnering from the Inside Out
February 23-24, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Winter Forum: Personal Renewal and Organizational Effectiveness
June 21-24, 2006
Portland, Oregon
Adaptation, Evolution, Change (National Roundtable)
View photo gallery
February 16-18, 2006
Washington, DC

Winter Council Meeting
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June 16-18, 2005
Seattle, Washington

Spring Council Meeting

June 15-16, 2005
Seattle, Washington

Leadership for Artistic Directors
February 10-12, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas

Winter Council Meeting
June 9-12, 2004
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Taking Dance to the Next Stage
(National Roundtable/ National Performing Arts Convention)
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Watch the biographical video of honor award recipient Sage Cowles

February 5-7, 2004
Seattle, Washington

Winter Council Meeting
June 6-7, 2003
Denver, CO

Spring Council Meeting

January 31-February 1, 2003
New Orleans, Louisiana

Winter Council Meeting
June 20-22, 2002
Miami, Florida
Beyond the Moment: Advancing the Field (National Roundtable)
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February 1-2, 2002
Washington, DC

Winter Council Meeting
June 8-9, 2001
Kansas City, Missouri

Spring Council Meeting
View photo gallery

February 10-11, 2001
Austin, TX

Winter Council Meeting
June 1-13, 2000
San Francisco, California
New Directions on Moving Ground (National Roundtable)

February 4–5, 2000
Salt Lake City, Utah

Winter Council Meeting
June 3-6, 1998
Charleston, South Carolina

Dance the Art, Dance the Movement (National Roundtable)

1996
Los Angeles, California

Shaping Our Future Together (National Roundtable)

1994
Chicago, Illinois
Dancing Ahead: Innovation and Change in the ‘90s (National Roundtable)

1992
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Dance Community Working in Communities (National Roundtable)

1990   
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The International Roundtable

1988
New York, New York
Dance in Society: Today and Tomorrow (National Roundtable)

1986
Atlanta, Georgia
Independent Visions/Collaborative Efforts (National Roundtable)

1984
San Francisco, California
Creating the Future (National Roundtable)