37th Annual Conference & Theatre Tour
July 17-20, 2013
The Depot Renaissance Hotel Minneapolis, MN
Pre-conference Theatre Ramble - July 16
Lowest rates through May 31
The League’s Annual Conference is the only national gathering of theatre professionals focusing on opportunities and challenges facing historic theatres.
This summer in Minneapolis, the League's delegates and guests will explore how historic theatres inspire the future of creative placemaking.
This conference is the perfect professional development opportunity for theatre professionals and the perfect marketing opportunity for someone who does business with historic theatre professionals.
Read why our 2012 conference attendees say you can't afford to miss the 2013 event.
This year's esteemed keynote speaker is Rip Rapson, President and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private foundation based in metropolitan Detroit and founded by S.S. Kresge in 1924. An attorney and expert in urban policy, Rapson assumed leadership in 2006, and quickly initiated a multi-year transition to expand and recalibrate Kresge’s grantmaking. Seven strategically focused programs – in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services – seek to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities; improving the health of low-income people; supporting artist expression; increasing college achievement; assisting in the revitalization of Detroit; and advancing methods for dealing with climate change.
To facilitate this work, Rapson has put into practice the use of multiple, flexible funding methods, including operating support, project support, and program-related investments. These new tools complement Kresge’s historic, and formerly exclusive, use of the facilities-capital challenge grant. In 2011, the Board of Trustees approved 346 awards totaling $170 million; $140 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year.
The 2013 theme is The Future of Creative Placemaking which focuses on how communities are using the arts and other creative assets to help shape their physical, social, and economic character.
In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.
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