Annual Conference and Theatre Tour

Nashville Skyline at Night. Image courtesy of Nashville
Convention & Visitors Corporation

The 39th Annual Conference and Theatre Tour

Sunday, July 19 - Wednesday, July 22  •  Optional Theatre Ramble July 19

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel




Hotel Info

Why Should You Attend the Nashville Conference?

With over 25 education sessions, 7 theatre tours and even a country music legend, the LHAT 2015 National Conference is going to take Music City by storm. Join hundreds of your peers in Nashville this July 19-22 for the largest gathering of historic theatre professionals in the nation. And, with a new schedule, you can get everything you've come to expect from this conference in less time, which saves you and your theatre money.

This year the National Conference has a new schedule beginning with an Opening Night Dinner & Awards Banquet on Sunday evening with very special guest and music legend, Vince Gill. Mr. Gill will be receiving the 2015 LHAT Marquee Award. And on Tuesday, join us at the War Memorial Auditorium for the Annual Membership Meeting and a special Keynote Address from Randy Cohen of American for the Arts. The 2015 LHAT National Conference is jam-packed with education sessions and networking opportunities, which will conclude with a closing party to take place at the Belcourt Theatre on Wednesday evening.

A Sunday evening kick-off dinner instead of a lunch means you can fly in on Sunday afternoon rather than the day before and not miss any of the conference. During the week you can self-select any of the education sessions or follow dedicated tracks for marketing, fundraising, film or operations.

An optional Pre-Conference Historic Theatre Ramble will take place Sunday before the opening festivities. The ramble will feature four historic theatre tours and lunch. A limited number of hotel rooms have been secured at the conference rate for those wishing to arrive Saturday evening in order to participate in the Ramble.

Join us Sunday-Wednesday, July 19-22 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. We promise you won't be disappointed or the "Hot Chicken" is on us!

Please note: Tennessee whiskey could make an appearance often during this conference. The time, place and number of instances is entirely up to you.