Thank you for attending our 2017 Annual Conference in San Francisco! See you next year in Pittsburgh:

2018 NPN/VAN Annual Conference
December 13-16, 2018
Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

All are welcome, and registration opens this spring. For updates, join our newsletter at npnweb.org and follow us on social media.

SCOTT TURNER SCHOFIELD
Actor

Photo: Caedmon Grace

“I feel like my life as a professional artist started at the 2005 Miami NPN annual conference.
This is a community of people I proudly claim. I feel at home and supported and understood here. For a marginalized artist, experiencing support and possibility like you do at the annual conference is rocket fuel.”

—Scott Turner Schofield, Actor, Peer-2-Peer Workshop, Saturday 12/16 @ 10am

 

SCOTT TURNER SCHOFIELD
Actor

Photo: Caedmon Grace

“I feel like my life as a professional artist started at the 2005 Miami NPN annual conference.
This is a community of people I proudly claim. I feel at home and supported and understood here. For a marginalized artist, experiencing support and possibility like you do at the annual conference is rocket fuel.”

—Scott Turner Schofield, Actor, Peer-2-Peer Workshop, Saturday 12/16 @ 10am

 

Sean Dorsey

SEAN DORSEY Artistic Director, Fresh Meat Productions Photo: Sayed Khaled "The NPN Annual Conference is like a giant family reunion—a gathering of awesome, social-justice-seeking artists, leaders, presenters, educators and funders. As a trans and queer dancemaker, I...

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Rio Yañez

RIO YAÑEZ Curator, Artist, Mural Tour Guide Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, Rio is a curator and graphic artist. As a curator he is a frequent collaborator with his father, Rene Yañez, and the pair have been developing exhibits together since...

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Madison Cario

MADISON CARIO culture tourEmbodied Awareness: Re-Viewing Diversity and Inclusion; What our Facilities are Really Saying About Us Participants will tour the area around the hotel to explore how to identify and mitigate the psychological, emotional, and physical...

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Annual Conference Planning Team

ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM "Planning this conference is hard and joyful work! It's always a pleasure getting to know the local community, and seeing the city through their eyes!" Annual Conference Planning Team during the last Bay Area site visit in September:...

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Brandon Santiago

BRANDON SANTIAGO Brandon Santiago is a Puerto Rican Poet, radical educator, radio host, and San Francisco native. He has been featured on programs such as Tedx Sand Univision's Despierta America. Brandon started as a youth participant and intern at Youth Speaks over...

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Sharon Bridgforth

SHARON BRIDGFORTH Interdisciplinary Artist “My first NPN Annual Meeting was in the early 90’s. Consistently and always at the gathering I am reunited with people that I adore, make a posse of new/life long friends, fuel up by the new works presentations, get my full...

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Joan Osato

JOAN OSATO Local NPN Partner Host, Youth Speaks We couldn’t have done this conference without the vision, clear-headedness, and determination of Joan Osato, Producing Director at NPN Partner Youth Speaks, and the ringleader for bringing the annual conference to the...

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Sarah Guerra

SARAH GUERRA Annual Conference Bay Area Site Production Coordinator We are so happy to have Sarah Guerra on the Annual Conference planning team! NPN/VAN Partners will remember Sarah when she was program director at La Peña in Berkeley, and an active Partner...

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