26th Annual International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference & Festival

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Phone: (214) 871-2376
Fax: (214) 871-2842
Email: iabdadmin@dbdt.com

Join us for three nights of spectacular dance from the world's most renowned dance companies!


Thursday, January 16, 2014
Marriott City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(888) 236-2427

Sleeping Rooms (Single, Double, Triple and Quad): $139 per night + tax
Reference: IABD

Conference Hotel
January 16-19, 2014
Marriott City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(888) 236-2427
Reference: IABD

For Conference Registration Information:

2014 Conference Registration Deadlines IABD Member Amount Non-IABD Member Amount
Early Bird: September 1 - October 31, 2013 $450 $550
General: November 1 - December 31, 2013 $475 $575
Final: January 1 - day of conference (late) $500 $600

Single day registrations available
Thursday: $200
Friday: $275
Saturday: $300


January 16-18, 2014
McFarlin Auditorium (on the campus of SMU)
6405 Boaz Ave.
Dallas, TX

January 16 - Youth Performing Arts Companies
January 17 - Semi Professional Companies
January 18 - Professional Companies


Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dayton Contemporary Dance Co., Lula Washington Dance, Philadanco!-The Philadelphia Dance Co., and more.

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in networking, funding, performance, education, audience development, philosophical dialogue, touring and advocacy.



The official conference hotel is the Marriott City Center

650 North Pearl Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Book Your Room Online
  • Single/Double/Triple/Quad Rooms are available
  • Discount room rate is $139.00 US Dollars per night plus taxes
  • The reservation code is International Association of Blacks In Dance (IABD)
  • Discounted rooms must be booked by 5PM on Friday, December 20, 2013
  • For any hotel inquiries, please contact the hotel directly at
    Tel: +1 (214) 979-9000
    Fax: +1 (214) 953-1931


The official air carrier is American Airlines

  • Call 1-800-433-7300
  • Visit www.aa.com for reservations
  • Conference Discount code: 7814AH

About The Conference

  • Entering its 26th year of serving the Black Dance field, the International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 26th annual festival and conference in Dallas, TX from January 16 - 19, 2014. Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, choreographers, artists, presenters, teachers, historians, agents, and so many others.
  • Over four days, participants will engage in invaluable professional and networking opportunities. Workshop and Panel Sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field's entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking for a vibrant future for dance. Performance showcases will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.
  • The Host Hotel is the Marriott City Center located in downtown Dallas, TX located in the Dallas Arts District with shopping, dining, entertainment nearby. IABD has been able to secure a special room rate for conference delegates that will fit every budget. Conference performances will be held at The McFarlin Auditorium SMU.