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AATE's 27th National Conference will be held in beautiful Denver, Colorado from July 30th to August 3rd, 2014, where we'll come together to celebrate local to global theatre and education. A national conference is a wonderful place to share and reflect on the work in your local community, but also to think more globally about the impact of theatre and education. How can we bring a more global awareness to the work in our local communities? What is the larger, more global impact that our local work has on the local stage of theatre and education? We can't wait to see you in Denver!

Registration Is Now Open


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$145 Student/Retired/$240 Member/$200 Non-Member (Student/Retired)/
$370 Non-Member/$135 One Day
(Early Bird Rate)

$180 Student/Retired/$275 Member/$230 Non-Member (Student/Retired)/
$405 Non-Member/$150 One Day

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AATE members receive conference discounts, so be sure to sign in to the website before you register or join AATE today to receive copies of Youth Theatre Journal (AATE's peer-reviewed scholarly journal), networking opportunities, as well as discounts to the conference and other great learning programs.

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Joint Partnership in Colorado

AATE and the Colorado Thespians team up to provide joint programming for the Denver conference. Colorado Thespians can attend the Teacher's Conference on Wednesday, July 30th - Thursday, July 31st, which offers overlapping sessions with AATE's national conference, or Colorado Thespians can choose to register for the full conference, July 30 - August 3, 2014.

Betsy Quinn Scholarship

Each year, the Betsy Quinn Scholarship Fund provides matching support to a high quality youth program (particularly those involving under-served populations) to participate in and perform at AATE's national conference. Previous scholarship winners include Crawling with Monsters (2011) and Millersville University's M-Uth Theatre (2013). Please consider making a charitable gift to the Betsy Quinn Scholarship Fund this year. All donations are tax deductible.

Conference Internships

Save on conference registration fees by applying to be a conference intern! Internships are open to anyone interested in the field of theatre and education; however, priority will be given to full-time students currently studying in the field. Applications are now available. Please click HERE. Application deadline is Friday, May 16, 2014.

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Cleo Parker Robinson is the choreographer, artistic director, and founder of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. She has been transforming the stage into a sanctuary of healing arts for more than 30 years, uplifting audiences worldwide through an explosive body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in Black dance traditions. Conference attendees will learn about Parker Robinson's remarkable life and the lessons learned along the way, as well as watch a performance of the Youth Ensemble.

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