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TIOS 2014: 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: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cost: $10

In celebration of Theatre In Our Schools (TIOS) Month, Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in partnership with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, is holding a day of theatre workshops on March 1st, 2014. High school students and teachers will take part in numerous workshops sessions on the beautiful Appalachian State University campus located in Boone, North Carolina. Taught by university educators and professionals, workshops sessions are designed for a variety of interests and ability levels to engage high school students, pre-service teachers, and educators. You do not have to be a "theatre person” to attend!

Location: Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Cost: $35 Member/ $45 Non-Member/ $55 On-site

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

NY TIOS is a one-day professional development conference offered by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education in partnership with local NYC arts organizations. It is an opportunity to learn from, network with, and collaborate with theatre educators from across New York. TIOS is uniquely positioned to offer this day-long series of panels, workshops and keynotes where artists, educators and scholars can come together and connect with other theatre professionals in our region.

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cost: $25 Student-Senior/ $20 Member/$30 Non-Member


The Ohio TIOS conference will be held at Bowling Green State University’s Wolfe Center for the Arts on March 8, 2014. This year’s conference will focus on methods and techniques designed to assist theatre educators and participants in providing quality theatrical experiences in schools. Teachers, K-12 students, theatre and/or education majors, and professional TYA artists are encouraged to attend and share their ideas and experiences! Starting the day with a theatre games exchange and ending with a young playwright’s slam, this gathering will be beneficial for anyone invested in theatre education.




Location: Deer Park High School, Deer Park, NY

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cost: $35

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


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: Adventure Stage, Chicago, IL
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Cost: $30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member


Join fellow teachers, students, and artists in Chicago on March 8, 2014 as we seek to define state-wide problems, solutions and goals within our theatre education community. This day-long conference will include an engaging keynote speaker, numerous breakout sessions, and ample opportunities for state-wide networking. Come join us as we share ideas, tools, and resources to ignite a spark in an already thriving relationship between theatre and education in Illinois. Hosted at Adventure Stage Chicago, the 2014 Illinois Theatre In Our Schools conference is a can't-miss event.

Location: Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
$30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member


Quest Visual Theatre presents a one-day TIOS event that will introduce participants to Quest’s TheatreBridge program. TheatreBridge employs visual theatre and arts integration as central strategies for enhancing the academic and social skills of students who are struggling. Presenters will include TheatreBridge Team members and instructors from the Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia. Participants will learn about visual theatre through the use of games and arts integrated lessons. Breakout sessions will demonstrate a variety of instructional strategies for integrating visual theatre into several academic areas.



Location: Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington, KY
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Cost: $25 Student-Retired/$30 Member/$40 Non-Member


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: Springfield Regional Arts Council, Springfield, MO
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Cost: $25 Student-Senior/$40 Member/$50 Non-Member
$25 Vendor Tables (Vendor Table Payment Form Available Here)



Calling all Missouri educational theatre practitioners (K-12 teachers, college professors, teaching artists, education directors, students) to assemble for the very first Missouri Theatre In Our Schools Conference to network, share expertise and promote the vital work we do. How can we unite as a community and support each other? How can we cultivate educational theatre throughout the greater community? How can we foster the quality of our theatrical work? These questions will be tackled throughout the day's events: a keynote address, workshops, networking activities, roundtable discussions, meals and a final performance. Come join us in Springfield on Saturday, March 22!

Location: The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Cost: $25 Student-Senior/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member (Early Bird)
$30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member




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: University of Utah, Orem, UT
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Cost: $10 Student-Senior/$40 Member/$50 Non-Member

This one-day conference, sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and UVU’s Noorda Center, will focus on two specific ways of involving students in the creation of original work: Devised Theatre and Student Playwriting. The conference will feature a preview performance of UVU’s devised musical Letters to Myself; a sample of 10-minute student-written plays from UVU’s Short Attention Span Theatre, and four hours of intensive training in either Devised Theatre, led by playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez, or in Student Playwriting, led by James Arrington and John Newman. Plan to join us for a spectacular one-day conference that could change the ways you create theatre with your students.


Location: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Cost: $20 Student-Senior/$30 Member/$40 Non-Member (Early Bird)
$30 Student-Senior/$40 Member/$50 Non-Member


The 2014 Northwest TIOS Mini-Conference will focus on the incredible benefits of theatre education for students of all abilities. Led by keynoter Sally Bailey, author of BARRIER-FREE THEATRE and director of Kansas State University’s Drama Therapy program, the one-day event will include interactive workshops, engaging discussions, and performances. The conference is aimed at Theatre teachers, Special Education teachers, and classroom teachers at all levels, as well as teaching artists and theatre educators at all levels. Together we will be exploring the question: "Whose Theatre? Whose Schools? Inclusive Education in Theatre and Beyond.”

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