2018 Fall Regional Pre-Conference

2018 Fall Regional Conference - Portland, OR

September 12-13, 2018

This conference is being presented in partnership with Restore Oregon*.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Porland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Porland, OR
Photo Credit: Jason Quigley

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Following its quarterly board meeting, the League's National Board of Directors will attend a 1.5 day Regional Conference to discuss historic theatre best practices from around the nation.

In addition to networking with LHAT Board members, participants will attend engaging educational sessions that provide practical and pertinent insights led by the leaders in the field of historic theatre restoration, renovation and maintenance as well as theatre operations and fundraising.



*Restore Oregon is launching a scholarship program to enable Oregon LHAT members to attend and participate in the regional conference in Portland, Oregon. This scholarship program is made possible through grant support from Travel Oregon and Oregon Cultural Trust. Application information is now available at https://restoreoregon.org/event/2018-league-of-historic-american-theatres-portland-regional-conference/.

Oregon Cultural Trust, Travel Oregon, Restore Oregon Logos

Scholarships are limited to current Oregon LHAT members. Not a member? Restore Oregon's FREE LHAT is now available at https://restoreoregon.org/two-for-the-price-of-free/.



Schedule (Tentative)

  • Tuesday, September 12
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 13
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration Fees (Subject to Change)

  • League members:
    • $185 first attendee
    • $165 each additional attendee
  • Non-members:
    • $230 first attendee
    • $200 each additional attendee

Fee includes: Beverages during entire conference, lunch on Day 1 and light breakfast on Day 2, plus networking opportunities and a tour of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Not a Member and not in Oregon? Join Now!

*Restore Oregon is launching a scholarship program to enable Oregon LHAT members to attend and participate in the regional conference in Portland, Oregon. This scholarship program is made possible through grant support from Travel Oregon and Oregon Cultural Trust. Application information will be available April 1, 2018.

Scholarships are limited to current Oregon LHAT members. Information on how Oregon theatres can take advantage of Restore Oregon's FREE LHAT membership will be available soon.


Session Highlights (Subject to Change)

Sessions and schedule are subject to change. Download the PDF schedule here.

  • The Historic Theatre Advantage
  • Need Money, Ask for Advice: Raising Capital Money for Your Historic Theatre
  • Optional sessions: Renovation 101 Intensive and "Ask the Experts" (theatre operations – programming, marketing & more)
  • Marketing Q&A
  • Security Concerns - From Main Street to Broadway
  • Making the Case for Investment in the Arts and Your Historic Theatre
  • Concessions - Candy, Popcorn, and a Whole Lot of Liquor
  • Fundraising Basics
  • Film Presentation 101: Programming, Promotion, Projection & Popcorn
  • Reducing Risk and other Insurance Issues
  • Plus:
    • at least one lunch and one breakfast
    • a Nuts & Bolts Icebreaker
    • a Networking Social
    • a Theatre Tour

Speakers / Networking (Subject to Change)

Dana Amendola, New York, NY
Randy Cohen, Washington, D.C.
Molly Fortune, Newberry, SC
Jeffrey W. Gabel, Gettysburg, PA
Dulcie Gilmore, Crown Point, IN
Becky Hancock, Knoxville, TN
Micah Hollingworth, New York, NY
Mark Litvin, New York, NY
Chris Loeser, Cleveland, OH
Keith Marston, New York, NY
Randy McKay, Redding, CA
Halsey & Alice North, New York, NY
Maureen Patton, Galveston, TX
Brian Phoebus, Baltimore, MD
Bill Register, New York, NY
Michael R. Schnoering, FAIA, Princeton, NJ
Tony Sias, Cleveland, OH
Stephanie Silverman, Nashville, TN
Lynne King Smith, Mesa, AZ
Darlene Smolik, Loudon, TN
Ken Stein, LHAT President & CEO
Tom Tomlinson, Charleston, SC



Special Thanks to our 2018...

National Partners

Ambassador Theatre Group Disney Theatrical Group DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc. The Nederlander Organization The Shubert Organization

Regional Conference Partners

Jujamcyn Theaters Patron Technology Schuler Shook

Local Sponsors

Oregon Cultural Trust Restore Oregon Travel Oregon