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Dear Conference and Festival Attendee:

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc., we want to thank you for attending the 31st Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, January 22 - 27, 2019, presented in partnership with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in Dayton, OH.

In order to make next year’s conference and festival even more successful we request that you fill out this post-event evaluation. We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that future conference and festival events will be even more of a success.

The survey is now closed.

We hope that you found the conference and festival informative and worthwhile. The theme of this year's conference and festival was: ETCHED IN STONE, RESILIENT THROUGH TIME celebrating the 50 year legacy of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company while acknowledging and recognizing our own history and impact throughout the field of Dance - past, present and future. This year we had the presence of so many from around the world in attendance: Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Norway, Senegal, Suriname, UK, and the United States.

COHI | MOVE participants
COHI | MOVE Participants - Photo by Eric Smith

Your presence helped to make this conference and festival a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with IABD. Stay tuned for future programming throughout the year and the next conference and festival, January 14 - 19, 2020 by visiting


Denise Saunders Thompson
President and CEO
The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc.