Call for Proposals

What are really successful historic theatres doing to be really successful?  In Austin, we'll examine in-depth what the Paramount and State Theatres are doing to outlast and outmaneuver a growing list of competing venues in this thriving city.   Record-breaking fundraising.  Innovative marketing.  Even a nationally acclaimed Comedy Festival.   These two historic theatres have got it going on.  Join us as we take on the Live Music Capital of the World.

We want to showcase other best practices from around the nation.   Please consider presenting about your incredible restoration, your inspiring story of survival against all odds, or even that amazing event you just produced.  In 2018 it's all about Showcasing what makes Really Successful Historic Theatres Really Successful!

The League of Historic American Theatres Annual Conference -- the only national gathering of theatre professionals focusing on opportunities and challenges facing historic theatres – seeks theatre managers, other historic theatre board or staff leaders, service providers and other content experts to submit proposals for sessions for the annual conference to be held in Austin, TX, July 15-18, 2018 (Sun-Wed).

Sessions can be in the form of panel discussions, hands-on workshops, case study presentations, research presentations, or facilitated training sessions.

Conference participants will be historic theatre professionals looking for best practices or emerging ideas in the field of saving, restoring, maintaining or managing/operating historic theatres.

If chosen, presenters must register for the conference. LHAT does not provide travel or lodging but does advance any member discounts otherwise available regardless of membership status of presenter. Priority given to members when similar proposals are being considered.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 26, 2018 (midnight PST).

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