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Event Overview:

A Focused & Innovative Marketplace

Western Arts Alliance convenes presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 175 exhibits, 150+ performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. WAA's Commons combines exhibit, meeting, and hospitality activities in one compact space. Join our community of dedicated professionals in Vancouver, BC for five productive days of artistic exploration, insight, and business.


From established artists to emerging talent, access artists in every discipline to fit your programming needs and budget. Expand your artistic programming expertise and technical knowledge through our Professional Development courses, in-conference workshops, roundtables, and conversations with peers. Between WAA's Independent and Juried Showcase programs, WAA offers more than 170 performances from a range of disciplines and aesthetics.

Artists, Managers, and Agents

Share your or your artists' work with more than 200 presenting organizations based in the West. Introduce a project to a room full of Presenters during our fast-moving Speed Leads, or enjoy great social and professional networking over local cuisine on a Dine-Around. Broaden your range of practical skills to help plan and achieve effective tours during our Professional Development Institute. Performing artists will find opportunities for stimulating discussions about art and ideas with other artists, agents, and presenters.

Exhibitor Information:

The Commons - WAA's innovative, focused marketplace - is the heart of the Conference

Our goal with this combination meeting and exhibit space is to give artists and agents more options and flexibility in how they do business at WAA, place more emphasis on discovery, and offer new ways of connecting.

About WAA:

Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces. Serving members since 1967, WAA's annual booking conference and its year-round programs are essential for artists, artist managers, presenters, and other performing arts professionals in the west. More than 680 artists, managers, presenters, arts service organizations, and state arts agencies know WAA as a trusted and vital resource.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the 2015 Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/01/2015 - 09/05/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Other / Miscellaneous
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Media, Other / Miscellaneous
Estimated Attendance: 150,000
Audience: Presenters, Artists, Agents
Venue: The Westin Bayshore
Venue Phone: (604) 682-3377
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:The Westin Bayshore
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:175+ Exhibits
Event Square Footage:60,000 (Previous)
Show Owner:Western Arts Alliance
Show Manager:Western Arts Alliance
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Maximize your visibility!

Stand out in the crowd and build recognition as a leader in the field! Western Arts Alliance's sponsorship program supplies powerful marketing and promotional leverage as it underwrites our annual program, keeps the conference accessible and affordable, and creates new and exciting opportunities for delegates.

WAA Sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Cafe Table Top Tier 1: $560; Tier 2: $795; Tier 3: $1,055   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Bistro Table Top Tier 1: $585; Tier 2: $820; Tier 3: $1,080   Water: n/a
Mini Lounge Tier 1: $635; Tier 2: $870; Tier 3: $1,100   Generator: n/a
8' x 8' Tier 1: $710; Tier 2: $970; Tier 3: $1,199 / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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