July 26–30, 2017 | AP Annual Conference

2017 Highlights

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AP Studio Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Close to 60,000 AP Studio Art portfolios are submitted each year and a selection of that work is exhibited at the AP Annual Conference. The outstanding artworks in the exhibition indicate the sophisticated level of achievement that AP Studio Art students can attain. 

Plenary

Cheryl Strayed

July 27, 5 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Wild, the New York Times best sellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into 40 languages around the world. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon.