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
In Knoxville, Tennessee on April 17-18, following its quarterly meeting, the League's National Board of Directors will host a 1.5 day Regional Conference to discuss historic theatre best practices from around the nation. The conference will be held at the iconic 1928 Tennessee Theatre.
In addition to networking with LHAT Board members and their peers from across North America, participants will attend 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. The group will be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tennessee Theatre and hopefully one additional historic theatre in downtown Knoxville.