Schedule

2019 Conference Schedule
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All events, days and times listed below are tentative and subject to change.

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Last updated: 07.11.19

Sunday, July 14, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Pre-Conference Ramble Registration Only

8:30 AM - 5:45 PM

Additional Fee Option

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Sponsored by:
Ticketmaster

Optional Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble We're sorry, but the 2019 Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble is SOLD OUT!
We are no longer taking any names for the waiting list.

Ramble Registration & Breakfast at 7:30 AM at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel. Group will begin loading motor coach at 8:15 AM and depart from hotel at 8:30 AM.

All theatre visits are subject to change, but we are currently confirmed to visit the following:

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Conference Registration

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional: Early Bird Intensive Education Sessions

  • Session #1: Historic Theatre Renovation 101: A Framework for Planning Successful Projects
  • Session #2: In-House Promoting 101

You will be able to add the Early Bird sessions after you register if you are undecided now.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

First Timers Welcome Lounge

6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Welcome Dinner Sponsored by:
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

Opening Night Festivities

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 15, 2019

7:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Single Day - Conference Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sponsored by:
Choice Ticketing

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Sponsored by:
Gala

Tools & Techniques Segment 1A (Six concurrent sessions; four will repeat after a 30-minute break)

  • ADA Plan Planning - or - What is an ADA Plan and Why Should My Theater Have One?
  • Capital Campaigns 101 -- Raising Money for Renovation
  • Life Beyond the Renovation: Plans to Survive the Day to Day Expectations and Operations of a Small Theatre
  • Risky Business? Assessing Disaster Risks at your Historic Theatre (Does not repeat)
  • The Power of the Historic Theatre (Does not repeat)
  • Thriving in the Digital Age: A Candid Conversation on the Future of Technology

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sponsored by:
Patron Technology

Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by:
SERAPID

Tools & Techniques Segment 1B (Six concurrent sessions; four repeated from before the break)

  • ADA Plan Planning - or - What is an ADA Plan and Why Should My Theater Have One?
  • Capital Campaigns 101 -- Raising Money for Renovation
  • Historic Tax Credits – Another Possible Source in Your Fundraising Toolbox (Does not repeat)
  • Life Beyond the Renovation: Plans to Survive the Day to Day Expectations and Operations of a Small Theatre
  • Non-Profit Board Governance Best Practices (Does not repeat)
  • Thriving in the Digital Age: A Candid Conversation on the Future of Technology

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Exhibitor Set-up

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored by:
Bloomsburg Carpet

Tools & Techniques Segment 2 (Six concurrent sessions; all only presented once)

  • Facilitation: An Introduction to the Technology of Participation Method for Meetings, Planning and Conversations
  • History Matters: Research Basics for the Theatre Professional
  • Making the Most of a Milestone: Using Your Anniversary as a Marketing and Fundraising Tool
  • Maximize Your Marketing Opportunities: A Case Study with Augusta’s Miller Theater
  • Saving a Piece of American Theater....One Family’s Success Story in Staten Island, NY
  • The Effects of Poor Seated Posture on the Theatre-going Audience

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the Service Provider EXPO & Reception

View the list of 2019 Exhibitors

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Teardown

Evening

On Your Own

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Single Day - Conference Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Sponsored by:
Staging Concepts

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Sponsored by:
AudienceView
Vendini

LHAT 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

9:40 AM - 11:50 PM

Theatre Tours (board buses at 9:40 AM; depart at 9:55 AM)

12:00 PM

Conference Registration Reopens

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon at Philadelphia 201 Hotel

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 3A (Six concurrent sessions; five will repeat after a 30 minute break)

  • Fine Tuning Your Programming
  • Netflix Kills Theatrical Cinema? NO WAY! Screening Movies Successfully in your Historic Theatres
  • Reseating the Royal Alexandra Theatre: Considerations, Challenges & Opportunities (Does not repeat)
  • Scaling Up: Using Facility Expansion to Strategically Grow your Organization and Increase its Overall Community Impact
  • Thank U, Next: A Case Study for Creating Venue Experiences in the New Age
  • The Perfect Ask

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by:
Quinn Evans Architects

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Sponsored by:
Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP

Tools & Techniques Segment 3B (Six concurrent sessions; five repeated from before the break)

  • Fine Tuning Your Programming
  • Netflix Kills Theatrical Cinema? NO WAY! Screening Movies Successfully in your Historic Theatres
  • New Ways to Diversify and Expand Your Audience (Does not repeat)
  • Scaling Up: Using Facility Expansion to Strategically Grow your Organization and Increase its Overall Community Impact
  • Thank U, Next: A Case Study for Creating Venue Experiences in the New Age
  • The Perfect Ask

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Plenary Session:
Ready, Set, Book! A Discussion of Strategies to Help Grow your Audience through Innovative Programming

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Sponsored by:
Jujamcyn Theaters

Networking Cocktail Reception Last Call for Silent Auction

Evening

On Your Own

Optional Baseball Game: L.A. Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park We're sorry, but the baseball game is SOLD OUT!

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Single Day - Conference Registration

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Sponsored by:
Donor Perfect

Tools & Techniques Segment 4 (Five concurrent sessions; all only presented once)

  • A Guide to Theatre Marquees... Designing, Building, Installing, Maintaining
  • Business Intelligence Matters: Using Data to Understand Donors and Unlock Wealth
  • Celebrating John Eberson’s Genius: The Renovation of the Historic Tampa Theatre
  • How to Manage Your Theatre's Risk
  • Uncovering the History of Your Theatre or Cinema: Knowing Where to Look

10:25 AM – 1:00 PM

Theatre Tours (board buses at 10:25 AM; depart at 10:40 AM)

Note: Group will be split into two for the tours. Group #1 will visit Forrest Theatre first, then walk 2.5 blocks to the Walnut Street Theatre to tour. Group #2 will visit the Walnut Street Theatre first, then walk 2.5 blocks to the Forrest Theatre to tour. Your group number will be determined by which bus you board.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Return to Hotel; Conference Ends - Afternoon on Your Own