IABD 2020


Registration | 2020 International Conference and Festival


The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with Philadanco! is proud to present the 32nd Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, THEN NOW NEXT, in Philadelphia, PA, January 14 - 19, 2020.

This year's Conference and Festival is filled with new ways of engaging the art form to further your personal and professional development in dance. With the implementation of a new structure, we hope to cultivate a valuable experience with emphasis in the following areas: Artist, Education, Leadership, and Youth. We look forward to your participation and enjoyment of the 2020 Conference and Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

REMINDER: Member rates for the Conference and Festival are only available for financially current IABD members. If you have not renewed your membership with IABD for the 2019 calendar year, January 1 - December 31, please renew online here. If you are interested in joining IABD, please click here.



For registration fees and details, please select from the following options:

CF20 Full Registration Pricing Chart

PLEASE NOTE: ON THE 1 | a dance class series and IABD Auditions are not included in the Conference and Festival registration package. These are separate programs and additional costs.

Those who register during the late registration time frame will receive a grace period through January 3, 2020. Registrations made the final week of late registration, Decemeber 27th - January 3rd, will be net 15 of their registration date.

All pending registration will be removed on January 13, 2020. On-site registration will begin January 14th – 19th in the registration room at the Doubletree Hotel (Orchestra Room).



Items below are available for individual purchase outside of a full registration package.

CF20 A La Carte Pricing Chart


Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the event. Onsite registrations and conference materials are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

There will be NO REFUNDS.

CF20 Registration Guide


Do you have questions about the registration process? Join IABD team members at one of the five step-by-step conference and festival registration webinars for an opportunity to answer any questions about the process and the Conference and Festival.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:30pm ET

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:00pm ET | REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:30pm ET | REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:30pm ET | REGISTER HERE

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:00pm ET | REGISTER HERE



Please follow the registration process listed above.


To qualify for the group registration rates you must:

PLEASE NOTE: All group registrations and payments MUST be received by November 30, 2019 to receive the group registration rate. Those not received, forfeit the discount and will be processed at the individual member rate.

CF20 Group Leader Information

Click above for more details on the group registration process.