Annual Nation Conference and Theatre Tour

National Conference and Theatre Tour

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41st National Conference & Theatre Tour

July 16-19, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Sheraton Grand Hotel Downtown

Broadway Night Shot
© Hunter Kerhart

Why Should You Attend the Los Angeles Conference?

With 25+ education sessions and potentially 14 theatre tours, LHAT's 2017 National Conference is going to take the City of Angels by storm. Join hundreds of your peers in Los Angeles this July 16-19 for the largest gathering of historic theatre professionals in the nation.

This year the National Conference will begin Sunday afternoon with two optional Early Bird intensive education sessions and our annual First Timer's Welcome Lounge. Later that afternoon, we'll offer an opening segment of Tools & Techniques sessions comprised of Case Studies that demonstrate best practices from historic theatres around the nation.

Then we'll gather for the Opening Night Festivities: a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, followed by the presentation of the esteemed 2017 Awards for Historic Theatre Excellence.

On Monday afternoon, more than 45 service provider and supplier firms specializing in the goods, services and technologies historic theatres need will share their expertise and showcase their wares during the 2017 EXPO.

On Tuesday, we'll leave downtown to spend the day touring theatres in Hollywood. On Wednesday, we'll learn about and tour Downtown L.A.'s Broadway Theatre District.

In addition to the 2017 Keynote Address (speaker TBA) and the Annual LHAT Membership Meeting, exciting optional activities for evenings on your own are being planned.

An optional Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble will take place on Sunday before the opening festivities. The ramble will feature at least five historic theatre tours and lunch.

The 2017 LHAT National Conference will be jam-packed with peer networking opportunities and education sessions, which you can self-select or follow dedicated tracks for fundraising, marketing, facilities and operations.

Join us July 16-19 at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Hotel Downtown. We promise you won't be disappointed!

About the National Conference & Theatre Tour

The League's annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and Canada for idea sharing and network building. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together for four days of networking and peer information exchange, tools & techniques sessions, and tours of local historic theatres, plus events, banquets and receptions.

By defining our field, creating a shared vocabulary and identifying best practices, the educational components of the League's annual conference strengthen efforts to sustain historic theatres of various sizes, operating structures and programming philosophies. During theatre tours, docents emphasize how each venue has dealt with the specific challenges of sustaining their operations to serve their communities, now and in the future. The conference takes place in different locations across North America each year.