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TIOS 2013: Mini-Conference Venue Information
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In celebration of Theatre in Our Schools Month, AATE sponsors mini-conferences across the country. These focused, collaborative one day events are designed to encourage professional development and community awareness of theatre education. 


If you wish to register for any of the below events using a check, please download the registration form and mail to:


Attn: Alexis Truitt

4908 Auburn Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814


Location: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cost: $40 Member/$60 Non-Member (Early Bird)

           $55 Member/$75 Non-Member

           $50 Vendor (Vendor Table Payment Form Available Here)



The Virginia TIOS mini-conference in partnership with the Virginia Theatre Association will provide practicing prek-12 teachers and teaching artist’s entry points to using theatrical tools that enhance and enrich learning in their classroom and school communities. Through breakout sessions, a keynote presentation, and a networking lunch participants will gain useful tools that they can use in the classroom. Topics explored in this one day mini-conference will include: How can you foster creativity to also create multicultural understandings? This one day event will also offer the option of dinner and an evening performance by Theatre VCU. 


Location: American Airlines Theatre (Roundabout Theatre Company), New York, NY

Date: Monday, March 4, 2013

Cost: $37 Member/ $47 Non-Member/ $60 On-site

$75 Vendor Tables (Vendor Table Payment Form Available Here)



The New York TIOS Mini-Conference serves as a mid-year "refresher”; a time to convene, reenergize, and generate some great new ideas. The mini-conference will include interactive workshops, networking opportunities, a keynote address, and group reflections. The one day event serves NY State teachers of all grade levels, but particularly theatre, humanities, and English teachers; teaching artists and theatre administrators from education departments, and parents of children of all ages.  




Location: A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cost: $30 Member/$40 Non-Member/ $20 Student-Retired (Early Bird Rate)

          $40 Member/ $50 Non-Member /$30 Student-Retired

          $50 Vendor Tables (Vendor Table Payment Form Available Here)




The Washington State TIOS Mini-Conference will connect classroom teachers with theatre companies, teaching artists, and arts organizations. The Washington State TIOS Mini-Conference committee has planned a fun day featuring a selection of workshops for different constituencies, and multiple opportunities (formal and informal) to connect across these boundaries. Participants will gain new ways to think about making and teaching theatre,  which are collaborative, innovative, and exciting.


Location: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

Cost: $35 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member (Early Bird)

          $40 Student-Senior/$50 Member/$60 Non-Member

          $50 Student-Senior/$60 Member/$70 Non-Member (On-Site)



The Louisiana TIOS mini-conference is a chance for theatre teachers and teaching artists to connect and share resources and best practices while participating in interactive workshops and networking activities. The one day event will also include a keynote address and a performance by a local youth group. The mini-conference will explore, what it means to have a culture of creativity and how do we create it in our schools and communities.

Location: Indiana University, BloomingtonIN

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cost: $25 Student-Senior/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member


The Indiana TIOS mini-conference will bring together  K-12 teachers, university professors and students, theatre educators, and practitioners from across Indiana to participate in this one-day conference. The conference will provide a space for participants to explore how theatre may be used within their professions and curriculum.


Location: Arena Stage, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cost: $25 Student-Senior/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member (Early Bird)

            $30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member

            $35 Student-Senior/$55 Member/$65 Non-Member (On-Site)          




The DC TIOS mini-conference will provide preK-12 teachers and teaching artists entry points to using theatrical tools to enhance and enrich learning in their classroom and school communities. In the heart of the nation’s capital, the DC event will feature a national advocacy expert in raising national awareness for arts education programs. The day will consist of interactive workshop sessions, presented by the region’s best theatre and theatre education companies, focused on how teachers and teaching artists can create and maintain reciprocal cultures of creativity. 





Location: Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, Elmer, NJ

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cost: $40 Member/$50 Student/$60 Non-Member (Early Bird)

          $55 Member/$50 Student/$78 Non-Member

          $25 Vendor Tables (Vendor Table Payment Form Available Here)



Are you a theatre educator or artist in the southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, or northern Delaware region? Join us at the New Jersey TIOS mini-conference where theatre education best practices will be explored and topics investigated will include: encouraging a culture of creativity within the demands of producing an artistic product. Through interactive workshops, networking opportunities, a keynote address, you will take away new ideas and practical applications to use in and out of the classroom.

 Location: Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cost: Free Event


The Ohio TIOS mini-conference, in partnership with the Cleveland Play House, presents an evening for educators and school administrators that provides participants with the tools to foster a culture of creativity by changing the culture of the classroom and creating a safe and inspiring space. Over the past year, teachers and administrators have encountered many difficulties with creating a positive and productive environment for their students. Social issues, such as bullying, acceptance of differences, cliques and exclusions, cyber bullying, respect, and harassment, are very present in our schools. This mini-conference will explore how theatre can assist in facilitating a positive and productive social and emotional environment that is conducive to learning.


 Location: Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Cost: $20 Student-Senior/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member 

          $30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member (On-Site)




 The Connecticut TIOS mini-conference will feature breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and a keynote presentation, that will assist participants in exploring the value and benefits of school theater programs and will help them develop and implement their own action plans for the upcoming Theater in our Schools month, March 2013. Topics explored in this one day event will include: How can we maximize the impact of Theatre in Our Schools month in our institutions? 


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