Regional Conferences

The League typically hosts two regional conferences each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, in different locations across the United States. Regional conferences provide intensive, intimate professional development and networking experiences, and the condensed format fits into participants' busy schedules. Members of the League's national Board of Directors act as the conference presenters and share practical and pertinent insights based on their experiences as leaders in the historic theatre field.

Typical conference topics include: The Historic Theatre Advantage; Making the Case for Investment; Raising Capital Campaign Money; Film Presentation 101: Programming, Promotion and Projection; Writing Contracts, Operations Basics; Maximizing Concession Profits; Marketing Q & A; Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards; Historic Theatre Renovation 101; Reducing Risk and Other Insurance Issues.

2018 Spring Regional Conference Gettysburg, PA

April 10-11, 2018

Hosted by Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater in partnership with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA

Following its quarterly board meeting, the League's National Board of Directors is hosting a 1.5 day Regional Conference to discuss historic theatre best practices from around the nation.

In addition to networking with LHAT Board members, participants are attending engaging educational sessions that provide practical and pertinent insights led by the leaders in the field of historic theatre restoration, renovation and maintenance as well as theatre operations and fundraising.

More details will be posted and registration will open in January.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the 2018 regional conferences, please click here to provide us with your contact information.

Session Highlights (Tentative)

  • The Historic Theatre Advantage
  • Making the Case for Investment in the Arts and Your Historic Theatre
  • Need Money, Ask for Advice: Raising Capital Money for Your Historic Theatre
  • Film Presentation 101: Programming, Promotion, Projection & Popcorn
  • Security Concerns - From Main Street to Broadway
  • Reducing Risk and other Insurance Issues
  • Fundraising Basics
  • Optional sessions: Renovation 101 Intensive and "Ask the Experts" (theatre operations – programming, marketing & more)
  • Plus:
    • at least one lunch and one breakfast
    • a Nuts & Bolts Icebreaker
    • a Networking Social
    • a Theatre Tour

Speakers / Networking

Dana Amendola, New York, NY
Randy Cohen, Washington, D.C.
Molly Fortune, Newberry, SC
Jeffrey W. Gabel, Gettysburg, PA
Dulcie Gilmore, Crown Point, IN
Becky Hancock, Knoxville, TN
Micah Hollingworth, New York, NY
Mark Litvin, New York, NY
Chris Loeser, Cleveland, OH
Keith Marston, New York, NY
Randy McKay, Redding, CA
Halsey & Alice North, New York, NY
Maureen Patton, Galveston, TX
Brian Phoebus, Baltimore, MD
Bill Register, New York, NY
Michael R. Schnoering, FAIA, Princeton, NJ
Tony Sias, Cleveland, OH
Stephanie Silverman, Nashville, TN
Lynne King Smith, Mesa, AZ
Darlene Smolik, Loudon, TN
Ken Stein, LHAT President & CEO
Tom Tomlinson, Charleston, SC