The Community Theatre Management Conference (CTMC) is offered in tandem with (but separately from) aactWorldFest 2018, and is modeled after the renowned National Full Time Community Theatre Directors Conference (often called the "Madison Conference"), and is for anyone with responsibility for managing a community theatre.
This educational gathering brings together administrators from all levels of theatre--from the volunteer who "runs things around here" to the "just starting" part-time administrator to the full-time professional manager. Learning is through a series of intensive, topic specific, roundtable discussions with participants sharing experiences--both problems and solutions. Participants prioritize and suggest topics through a pre-conference questionnaire.
Participants prioritize and suggest topics through a pre-conference questionnaire. Topics discussed but are not limited to:
Sales & Marketing, Other Sources of Earned Income, Fundraising and Development, Event Planning, Volunteers, Board, Season & Play Selections (Winners and Losers), Classes - Educational and Outreach, Programming, Box Office Operations
The final list of topics will be determined by the participants.
The National Community Theatre Management Conference will be held Sunday June 17 – Tuesday June 19 just prior to aactWorldFest 2018 at Venice Theatre in Venice, Florida.
Ron Ziegler will facilitate the conference. Ron free-lances as a director and teacher. He resides in North Port, Florida, and is "mostly retired." He has directed productions for Venice (FL) Theatre, Ocala (FL) Civic Theatre, and for Iowa's Des Moines Playhouse. He was the first Artistic/Managing Director for the Des Moines Playhouse’s Kate Goldman Children's Theatre. Ron founded and managed the Iowa Fringe Festival and was the first Executive Director for Orlando (FL) Repertory Theatre. He is a past president of the American Association of Community Theatre, was named an AACT Fellow, and has served previously as facilitator for the National Artistic Directors Conference.
The Community Theatre Management Conference can send you home with ideas that will pay for your trip, a renewed enthusiasm for your theatre management job, and a nationwide network of colleagues! And because the CTMC will be held immediately preceding aactWorldFest in Venice, you can attend two events in one trip.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
1 pm Registration & begin Roundtable Discussions
5:30 pm Dinner Break
7 pm - 10 pm Roundtable Discussions
10:00 pm Sessions end for the day
Monday, June 18, 2018
8:30 am Roundtable Discussions
11:30 am Lunch Interest Groups (Dutch Treat)
1:30 pm Roundtable Discussion
5:45 pm Adjourn for aactWorldFest Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:30 am Roundtable Discussion
11:30 am WRAP UP!
AACTEd Hours: AACT will provide you with documentation of your participation in quality educational activities through AACT.
Full participation in CTMC earns 20 AACTEd Hours.
by June 1 - $260
after June 1 - $290
by June 1 - $335
After June 1 - $365
Register for CTMC and receive a $50 discount on aactWorldFest registration
Registration covers all sessions, materials, snacks, and a copy of Boards in the Spotlight by Twink Lynch
Transfer/substitution requests are welcomed through June 11. Refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be made if cancellation and written request are received by June 1.
Hotel & Ground Transportation for the CTMC are the same as aactWorldFest 2018 rates and discounts.