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ISPA History and Milestones

ISPA History & MILESTONES

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ISPA History & Milestones

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Organizational Effectiveness

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1948 

First New York Congress and decision to organize as the National Association of Concert Managers (NACM)

1949

NACM incorporated in Texas and Patrick Hayes is appointed as founding President

1956

A group of university managers split off to form the Association of College and University Concert Managers (forerunner of APAP)

1970

Organization name changed to International Association of Concert and Festival Managers (IACFM)

1971

Annual Congress held in Washington, D.C.

1975

Distinguished Artist Award presented for the first time to Beverly Sills

1980

Patrick Hayes Award introduced and bestowed on the award namesake

1982 

Incorporation of the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators Foundation and the first (part-time, volunteer) Executive Director is appointed, Clinton Norton

1987

First international congress takes place in London with 200 delegates from 4 countries

1991

Clinton Norton retires, leaving a membership of 480 in 27 countries

1995

Organizational name changed to the current International Society for the Performing Arts

1997

50th anniversary celebration

2007

First fellowships introduced

2008

ISPA Office established in New York City

2013

65th anniversary celebration

2014

Bogotá 2014 ISPA Congress attracts a record 503 delegates from 37 countries

New branding introduced 

2015

First bi-city, bi-country congress held in Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 10th anniversary of ISPA Fellowship programs
ISPA's 100th congress took place in Montréal, Canada

 

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