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2021 Conference Schedule

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All events, days, and times listed below are tentative and subject to change.

Last updated: 07.09.2021

Below is an overview of this year’s conference schedule. All dates, times, events and speakers are subject to change. As soon as we finalize more details, we will update this schedule. Detailed session descriptions will also be provided ASAP.

Questions? Please email us at info@LHAT.org.

All times are Eastern Daylight time.

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Monday, July 12

Tuesday, July 13

Wednesday, July 14

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenters:
Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
Board Chair Molly Fortune, Executive Director, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC

LHAT 2021 Annual Membership Meeting

Presenters:
Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
Board Chair Molly Fortune, Executive Director, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC

Keynote Address

Presenters:
Deb Clapp, Executive Director, League of Chicago Theatres
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2021 Meet the LHAT Service Providers Virtual EXPO

  • Virtual Exhibitor Booths will be available to all attendees for viewing during all conference hours, Monday – Wednesday
  • There will be no live EXPO hours this year. Instead, we encourage attendees to schedule one-on-one appointments with Exhibitors of interest. Booths will list and LHAT will provide attendees with contact information for all exhibitors.
1:00 PM - Two Concurrent Sessions 1:00 - 2:15 PM 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Option #1: 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Fundraising: Cashing in After COVID-19

Presenters:
Robert L. Bull, Jr., President, The Compass Group, Inc.
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Option #2: 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Raise Your EQ: Racism 101**

Presenters:
Keryl McCord, CEO, Equity Quotient
Kim Pevia, Equity Quotient

**This session has limited capacity. Attendees will be required to click the link provided at the given time and will be granted access on a first come, first served basis until all seats are taken.

**This session will be almost identical to the Racism 101 session provided by EQ at the 2020 LHAT Conference. If you attended the session in 2020, please consider not attending the session this year to allow another member to have the experience. Thank you!

Who Knew? Discover from the Experts what an MBA Could Never Teach You About Running a Historic Theatre

Presenters:
Becky Hancock, Executive Director, Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Laura Kratt, Executive Director, Appalachian Theatre of the High Country,Boone, NC
Björn Olsson, Executive Director, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Historic Tax Credits in The ‘New Normal’ after COVID-19 and Tax Changes -- Still a Very Powerful Tool in the Project Financing Tool Kit

Presenters:
Darlene Smolik, President, Plymouth Soundings, LLC
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
3:45 – 5:15 PM 2:45 – 4:00 PM 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Ask the Experts: Historic Theatre Renovation 101

Presenters:
Alec Stoll, ASTC, Partner, Stages Consultants
Michael DiBlasi, ASTC, Partner, Schuler Shook
Michael Schnoering, FAIA, Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC
Molly Fortune, Executive Director, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC
Robert L. Bull, Jr., President, The Compass Group, Inc.
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Hooray for Hollywood! A Panel Discussion About Film

Presenters:
Moderated by Stephanie Silverman, Executive Director, Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN
John Bell, President & CEO, Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
Dan Friedman, Director of Development, Bedford Playhouse, Bedford, NY
Rebecca Madding, Executive Director, Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah, KY
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Silver Linings: A Panel Discussion about the Positive Outcomes on Historic Theatres from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters:
Led by Molly Fortune, Executive Director, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC
Rosemary Gill, Executive Director, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA
Lynn Battle Green, Managing Director, Morton Theatre, Athens, GA
Kyle Schneider, Operating & Producing Manager, Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake, IL
Chelsie Thompson, President, Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Mansfield, OH
Kelly Updike, President & CEO, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
5:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:45 PM

Networking Happy Hour

Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

2021 Virtual Historic Theatre Ramble: Haunted Theatres

Led by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT
Tours Hosted by:
Alex Nerad, Executive Director, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL
Jennifer Crockett, Executive Director, Liberty Theatre, Astiria, OR
Michael Herrin, Executive Director, Monticello Opera House, Monticello, FL
Tammy Pierchoski, Executive Director, STAAR Theatre at Antoinette Hall, Pulaski, TN

Closing Ceremony and Networking Happy Hour

Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

 

All Conference Long

Monday, July, 12 @ 12:00 PM
through
Wednesday, July 14 @ 6:00 PM

Offstage & Online:
On Demand Sessions

Additional sessions might be added.

These and other recorded conference sessions will remain available OnDemand to LHAT members after the conference in our Video Library.

Back to the Theater: Best Practices for Managers and Leaders

Presenters:
Duncan Webb, President, Webb Management Services, New York, NY
Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors, Schenectady, NY
Christine Sandin, Artistic Director, Sunset Center, Carmel, CA
Allison Larena, President & CEO, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Curtain Call: Dressing up your Theatre

Presenters:
Terry VanderWell, Senior Business Development Executive, EverGreene Architectural Arts
Jennifer Tankleff, President & Co-owner, IWEISS
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

LHAT Happy Hour: Employee Retention Tax Credits

Presenters:
Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Nonprofit Board Governance Best Practices
(Encore presentation from 2020 Annual Conference)

Presenters:
Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

Retooling Digital Marketing Strategies for a Privacy-Focused World

Presenters:
Courtney Barwick, Digital Marketing Manager, ETIX
Maddie Snider, Marketing Services Manager, ETIX
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT

"Safe in Sound": Venue Reopening Guide

Presenters:
Attorney Steven Adelman, Event Safety Alliance
Hosted by Ken Stein, President & CEO, LHAT