Conference Proposal Tips

Hold on to your Hotdish because AATE’s 31st National Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1-5, 2018! From its nationally recognized names to small independent venues, Minneapolis ranks as the fifth-most “creatively vital” city in the country. Home to more than 45 presenting theatres and 150 professional theatre companies, a multitude of college/university theatre programs, Minnesota has a vibrant theatre community that also plays host the Minnesota Fringe - a theatre festival that will be happening during our conference with over 160 works and more than 7000 performances.

Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", and in fact Minneapolis means “City of Lakes.” The arts, clean water, and the environment are vitally important to Minnesotans, who continue to work to protect these precious resources through the Legacy Act. Join us in exploring what it means to Rise Up; to use art and activism to make positive change in our communities. We can’t wait to host you in the hometown of Prince, where we can eat comfort food, drink craft beer, and watch a multitude of theater performances going on all over town!

 Thank you for your interest in presenting in AATE's 2018 National Conference: Rise Up!. The conference focus is on actively fostering inclusion in our own work and in our organizations. Please fill out the application form by December 1, 2017 to receive full consideration.

We will strive to notify all session applicants of their conference participation status on or before February 23, 2018. For those sessions which are selected: Please note that all session presenters must register for the conference by April 27, 2018.

Please note all presenters can only be involved in a maximum of two (2) sessions. Inclusive of presenting and being on a panel. 

For tips and clarifications regarding this session proposal form, please take a look at AATE Session Proposal Frequently Asked Questions HERE.


AATE 2018 National Conference:
Rise Up!
Minneapolis, MN
August 1-5, 2018


Please click the link below to the application if you are interested in presenting at AATE's 2018 National Conference. Required fields are marked with an*.
Application Found Here