Full Time Community Theatre Directors Conference

Personalized to meet your needs
Madison, WI, November 3-6, 2017

Community theatre managing directors will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 3 - 6, 2017, to share stories of challenges and solutions, learn about other theatre operations, and meet colleagues from across the country.

This three-day, biennial conference is held exclusively for individuals employed full-time in an administrative or artistic position in a community theatre organization.

John Viars, Executive Director of Des Moines Playhouse will facilitate. He will guide the group through managed but vibrant discussions of various topics including marketing strategies, fundraising challenges, staffing issues, outreach activities, and systems for selecting a season. All who wish to contribute may do so by asking questions, identifying specific problems, or providing other useful input.

For more information and registration go to directorsconference.org.

2017 Conference schedule

Friday, Nov 3
5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception with cash bar (co-hosted by AACT)

Saturday, Nov 4
8:00am Orientation Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
12:30pm Lunch buffet 
1:30pm Afternoon Session
5:30pm Dinner at The University Club
7:30pm Evening Session
10:00pm Adjourn for the day

Sunday, Nov 5 
8:00am "Share Your Wares" Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
12:30pm Lunch buffet 
1:30pm Afternoon Session
5:30pm Dinner on your own
7:30pm Evening Session with MTI Music Theatre International
10:00pm Adjourn for the day

Monday, Nov 6
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
11:30am Conference adjourns

2017 Housing & parking information

The conference site for 2017 is the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison WI (map»), 608-257-6000.
A block of Premier Level Guest Rooms with a rate of $149/night have been reserved. The Concourse is offering free onsite parking (while available), a free airport shuttle, and complimentary Wi-Fi to all Directors' Conference participants.
The room block will be released to the public on October 6, so make your reservations early!
To reserve a room
, call the Concourse Hotel at 1-800-356-8293 or reserve online. Whether registering online or over the phone, mention that you are part of the National Community Theatre Directors Conference.

Questions about this conference?

Contact Sarah Marty at sarah.marty@wisc.edu, 608-263-2790, or Maureen Friend at maureen.friend@wisc.edu, 608-263-7055.


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