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: 05.17.19

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

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 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 Sessions

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

You will be able to register for 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 Registration

7:45 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; five 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
  • Programming 101
  • 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)
  • 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; five 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
  • Programming 101
  • 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
  • Saving a Piece of American Theater....One Family’s Success Story in Staten Island, NY
  • Sell More Tickets: Become an Event Life Cycle Marketing Master (A Miller Theatre Case Study)
  • 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

Optional Evening Activities will be announced as soon as details are confirmed. We hope to offer tickets to a sightseeing tour or another local opportunity. You’ll be able to add tickets for these events after you’ve registered.

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Conference Registration

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Sponsored by:
Staging Concepts

Eye Opener Breakfast: Peer Discussion & Networking

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Theatre Tours (board buses at 8:45 AM; depart at 9:00 AM)

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

12:30 PM

Conference Registration Reopens

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Sponsored by:
Vendini

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

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

  • Breaking Barriers: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Arts Leadership and 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

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

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

  • Breaking Barriers: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Arts Leadership and 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

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception (tentative)

Evening

On Your Own

Optional Evening Activities will be announced as soon as details are confirmed. We expect to offer tickets to see the L.A. Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday 7/16 at 7:05 PM, and possibly for another local opportunity. You’ll be able to add tickets for these events after you’ve registered.

All events at Philadelphia 201 Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Conference Registration

7:30 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

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Theatre Tours (board buses at 10:30 AM; depart at 10:30 AM)

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

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Closing Party (Tentative, Location TBA)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Return to Hotel; Conference Ends - Afternoon on Your Own