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.
2019 Spring Regional Conference - Knoxville, TN
Making the Case for Historic Theatres
April 17-18, 2019
Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Photo Credit: Jennie L. Andrews
Following its quarterly board meeting, the League's National Board of Directors hosted a 1.5 day Regional Conference at Knoxville's iconic Tennessee Theatre to discuss historic theatre best practices from around the nation.
The 59 attendees represented 39 historic theatres in seven different cities in Tennessee, plus cities in 21 other states!
In addition to networking with LHAT Board members, participants attended engaging educational sessions that provided 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.
The attendees were also treated to a reception hosted by and a tour of the 1928 Tennessee Theatre, as well as a tour of the nearby 1909 Bijou Theatre.
Special thanks to the board and staff of the Tennessee Theatre, the Bijou Theatre, to our volunteer presenters, and to our National Partners and Sponsors of this event.