2016 Conference Schedule

2017 Conference Schedule
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Last updated: 07.07.17

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

All events at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Downtown unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Pre-Conference Ramble Registration Only

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Additional Fee Option SOLD OUT!

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Sponsored by:
Ticketmaster

Optional Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble

Ramble Registration & Breakfast at 7:45 AM at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. 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 - 6:00 PM

Conference Registration

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Optional: Early Bird Intensive Education Session #1

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

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Optional: Early Bird Intensive Education Session #2

  • Best Practices for Non-Profit Board Members

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Sponsored by:
Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

First Timers Welcome Lounge

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tools & Techniques Segment 1 (4 concurrent 60 minute case studies, all only presented once)

  • Adapting the TCL Chinese (Grauman's) Theatre for New Audiences and New Technologies
  • The Fast Track - Evolving Your Organization to Ever Higher Levels of Effectiveness
  • Launching an Effective Capital Campaign ~ A Case Study
  • Managing and Marketing the Modern Theatre

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by:

Jujamcyn Theaters

Opening Night Festivities

All events at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Downtown unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 17, 2017

7:30 AM - 3:15 PM

Single Day Registration

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Sponsored by:
Gala

Tools & Techniques Segment 2A (6 concurrent sessions; 3 of 6 will repeat after a 30 minute break)

  • A Tale of Two Capital Campaigns: Successful Fundraising for Cinema-Centric Historic Theatres (will not repeat)
  • Beyond Compliance: Technology + Audience Diversity
  • Breaking Barriers - Diversity in Arts Leadership and Programming (will not repeat)
  • Customizing the Customer Journey: A Candid Look at Innovation, Technology and Leveraging Data to Drive Successful Patron Engagement
  • Found Money for Your Theatre: How to Make Extra Income through Short Term Rentals (will not repeat)
  • TEAM Training: Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management

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 2B (6 concurrent sessions; 3 of 6 repeated from before the break)

  • Beyond Compliance: Technology + Audience Diversity
  • Customizing the Customer Journey: A Candid Look at Innovation, Technology and Leveraging Data to Drive Successful Patron Engagement
  • Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Capital Campaign (presented only once)
  • Payments Intelligence: Understanding the Confusing World of Payment Processing and Data Security (presented only once)
  • Renovating the Recent Past - The Unique Challenges of Mid-century Theatres (presented only once)
  • TEAM Training: Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Exhibitor EXPO Set-up

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored by:
Bloomsburg Carpet

Tools & Techniques Segment 3 (6 concurrent sessions, all only presented once)

  • The Candy Man Can: Or How to Optimize Your Concession Revenue
  • How to Succeed as a Historic Theatre CEO Without Having an MBA
  • Promoting Your Theatre as a Location for Film and Television Productions
  • Rethinking Our Approach to the Patron Experience
  • So You Want to Restore Your Theatre? Where to Start
  • Strength & Beauty: Implementing Seismic Solutions & Restoring Decorative Finishes

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the Service Provider EXPO & Reception

View the list of 2017 Exhibitors

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Teardown

Evening

On Your Own

All events at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Downtown unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Single Day Registration

Please note schedule change - Attendees will split into two groups this morning. Group 1 will leave earlier than Group 2 for an Early Bird tour of the El Capitan Theatre. LHAT will contact all attendees to ask if they want to be included in Group 2.

GROUP 1: Optional for Early Birds

GROUP 2

7:00 AM

Sponsored by:
Staging Concepts

Continental Breakfast or Breakfast to Go

7:45 AM

Sponsored by:
Staging Concepts

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking: Continental Breakfast Buffet

7:30 AM

Board Motor Coaches for Hollywood, will depart hotel at 7:40 AM

8:25 AM

Board Motor Coaches for Hollywood, will depart hotel at 8:40 AM

8:25 AM

Theatre Tour

9:10 AM

Walk along Hollywood Boulevard to meet Group 2 at Pantages Theatre for 9:30 AM Tour

9:25 AM

Bus will drop Group 2 at Pantages Theatre to meet Group 1 for 9:30 AM Tour

9:30 AM - 11:25 AM

Theatre Tours

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

Lunch on Your Own in Hollywood

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Theatre Tour - Meet at TCL Chinese Theatre at 12:25 PM

1:35 PM

Board Motor Coaches for Downtown (Buses will depart near TCL Chinese Theatre at 1:45 PM)

2:15 PM - 2:55 PM

Short Break after return downtown to the Sheraton Grand

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Sponsored by:
Etix

Cocktail Reception and Networking (at hotel)

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Sponsored by:
Evergreene Architectural Arts

2017 Awards for Excellence Ceremony (at hotel)

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Address (at hotel)

Evening

On Your Own

All events at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Downtown unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Single Day Registration

8:00 AM - 9:05 AM

2017 Annual Membership Meeting Breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Sponsored by:
Hudson Scenic Studio

Tools & Techniques Segment 4A (6 concurrent sessions; 4 of 6 will repeat after a 30 minute break)

  • The Collision of Old Theatres & New Technology: Please Don't Turn off your Cell Phone
  • Education Programs Make Dollars and Sense: Contribute to Your Mission, Audience and Bottom Line (will not repeat)
  • Not Your Father's Annual Appeal
  • Planning for Ongoing Capital Expenses: Preserving Your Investment and Preparing for the Future
  • Reeling in the Big Catch: What your Venue Can Do to Attract Bigger Shows and Promoters
  • Using Analytics to Enhance Fundraising & Marketing Efforts (will not repeat)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored by:
AudienceView

Networking Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Sponsored by:
Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.

Tools & Techniques Segment 4B (6 concurrent sessions; 4 of 6 repeated from before the break)

  • The Collision of Old Theatres & New Technology: Please Don't Turn off your Cell Phone
  • How to Manage Your Theatre's Risk (presented only once)
  • Not Your Father's Annual Appeal
  • Planning for Ongoing Capital Expenses: Preserving Your Investment and Preparing for the Future
  • Reeling in the Big Catch: What your Venue Can Do to Attract Bigger Shows and Promoters
  • Show Off Your Past: Collecting, Preserving and Showcasing Your Theatre's History (presented only once)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Plenary Session: Broadway: Then and Now

Before we walk to some of LA's iconic downtown theatres, learn from a panel of experts about Broadway's history and what exciting things are happening today.

1:55 PM - 4:45 PM

Theatre Tours - Walk from Hotel and between Theatres

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

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Closing Party (tentative)

5:15 PM

Conference Ends