Schedule

2018 Conference Schedule
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All events, days and times listed below are tentative and subject to change.

All events at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol unless otherwise noted.

Last updated: 05.21.18

Sunday, July 15, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Pre-Conference Ramble Registration Only

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Additional Fee Option

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Sponsored by:
Ticketmaster

Optional Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble

Ramble Registration & Breakfast at 7:45 AM at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. Group will begin loading motor coach at 8:15 AM and depart from hotel at 8:30 AM.

All theatre visits are still being confirmed and are subject to change, but we hope to visit the following:

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Conference Registration

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional: Early Bird Intensive Education Session #1

  • Historic Theatre Renovation 101: A Framework for Planning Successful Projects

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional: Early Bird Intensive Education Session #2

  • Worst Case Scenario (You will be able to add this session after you register, once details are announced.)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

First Timers Welcome Lounge

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Welcome Dinner Sponsored by:
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

Awards Ceremony Sponsored by:
Evergreene Architectural Arts

Opening Night Festivities

All events at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 16, 2018

7:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Single Day Registration

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Sponsored by:
Staging Concepts

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Tools & Techniques Segment 1A (6 concurrent sessions; all will repeat after a 30 minute break)

  • Rust Belt, Rural and Vibrant - The Rejuvenation of the 135-Year-Old Struthers Library Theatre
  • Yes You CAN: An Access Model in the Garden State
  • Transforming Patrons to Evangelists: A Case Study & Hands-on Customer Journey Mapping Workshop
  • Building Fundraising Muscle and Implementing Successful Capital Campaigns
  • Maximizing Movies for Historic Theatres - Fulfilling Mission, Creating Magic
  • The Importance of Coordination and Cooperation Between Development and Marketing

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sponsored by:
Patron Technology

Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 1B (6 concurrent sessions; all repeated from before the break)

  • Rust Belt, Rural and Vibrant - The Rejuvenation of the 135-Year-Old Struthers Library Theatre
  • Yes You CAN: An Access Model in the Garden State
  • Transforming Patrons to Evangelists: A Case Study & Hands-on Customer Journey Mapping Workshop
  • Building Fundraising Muscle and Implementing Successful Capital Campaigns
  • Maximizing Movies for Historic Theatres - Fulfilling Mission, Creating Magic
  • The Importance of Coordination and Cooperation Between Development and Marketing

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Exhibitor EXPO Set-up

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 2 (5 concurrent sessions; all only presented once)

  • A Former Oil Boomtown Goes MAD for the Arts
  • Recreating and Replacing Historical Textiles Found in Theatrical Venues
  • Will Work for Boos - Monetizing & Marketing Your Theatre Ghosts
  • Zero to Two Million in 15 Years: You Can Survive a Capital Campaign
  • Using Data Driven Decision Making for Improved Customer Experience

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the Service Provider EXPO & Reception

View the list of 2018 Exhibitors

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Teardown

Evening

On Your Own

All events at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Single Day Registration

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast On Your Own (tentative)

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Tools & Techniques Segment 3A (6 concurrent sessions; all will repeat after a 30 minute break)

  • Ask a Millennial!
  • Thinking Outside of "The Box": Engaging with the Community Beyond the Walls of your Venue
  • Demystifying Memberships: Revealing Secrets to Managing a Successful Membership Program
  • Breaking Barriers: Diversity in Arts Leadership and Programming
  • Impact and Equity: Historic Theatres and Two Collective Impact Initiative Models

10:15 AM - 10:14 AM

Networking Refreshment Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 3B (6 concurrent sessions; all repeated from before the break)

  • Ask a Millennial!
  • Thinking Outside of "The Box": Engaging with the Community Beyond the Walls of your Venue
  • Demystifying Memberships: Revealing Secrets to Managing a Successful Membership Program
  • Breaking Barriers: Diversity in Arts Leadership and Programming
  • Impact and Equity: Historic Theatres and Two Collective Impact Initiative Models

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

LHAT 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 4 (6 concurrent sessions; all only presented once)

  • Reducing the Risk: Minimizing Fraud in the Box Office and Online
  • Seating and Accessibility Strategies for Your Historic Theatre Renovation
  • Federal and State Historic Tax Credits and Other Creative Financing Opportunities After the 2017 Tax Reform Act to Help you Pay for Your Theatre Rehab
  • The Melba Theater Hosts "A Very Melba Christmas" with Tremendous Success
  • Women Who Wow - How to Create, Encourage or Be a Leader Who Sees Beyond Gender
  • "Two-for-One" Marketing Session
    • 1st Half: Maximizing Your Customer Journey: Before, During and After
    • 2nd Half: Who's Sitting in Your Seats? Leveraging Data in Historic Theatres

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Networking Reception

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

2018 Keynote Address: Duff Stewart

Evening

On Your Own

All events at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Single Day Registration

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Board Buses for the Paramount Theatre

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Paramount & State Theatres - Tour and Case Study

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Party at the Paramount Theatre

1:00 PM

Conference Ends - Afternoon on Your Own