UTAH THEATRE IN OUR SCHOOLS CONFERENCE 2017:
THEATRE, AUTISM AND INCLUSION
Saturday, March 18 9a to 5p
The Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth at Utah Valley University will host a one-day Saturday conference focused on addressing the needs of neuro-diverse learners and creating inclusive environments in our theatres and classrooms. The conference will feature a keynote presented by Diane Nutting--an independent consultant at the intersection of arts, disability, and education, and former Director of Access & Inclusion for Imagination Stage. It will also include a sensory-friendly performance of Once In the Time of Trolls in UVU’s Noorda Theatre.
Non-AATE Members $25
AATE Members $20
Students and Presenters $15
The conference take place in and around the Noorda Theatre on the southeast corner of the Utah Valley University main campus in Orem, UT, near Wolverine Way. Free parking is available near the theatre. Registration begins at 8:30a in the lobby of the Noorda Theatre, with the keynote beginning at 9a. A box lunch will be provided, as well as snacks. Participants must register by March 3 to guarantee a free ticket for the sensory-friendly performance of Once In the Time of Trolls at 2p.
Sign-ups for breakout sessions will be handled through an online survey, with session titles and descriptions emailed to registered participants on March 6. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
8:30a Registration Noorda Theatre Lobby
9:00a Introductions & Announcements Noorda Theatre
9:10a Keynote Session led by Diane Nutting Noorda Theatre
10:15a Morning Snack Break Noorda Theatre Lobby
10:30a Breakout Session I Noorda Theatre, GT 632, GT 633
11:45a Lunch Circles GT 634
12:45a Breakout session II: Topics of Inclusion White Box, GT632, GT633, GT635
1:45p Break Noorda Theatre Lobby
2:00p Performance, Once In the Time of Trolls Noorda Theatre
3:00p Panel: Sensory Friendly Performances Noorda Theatre
3:30p Afternoon Snack Break Noorda Theatre Lobby
3:45p Breakout Session III: Other Drama Topics White Box, GT632, GT633, GT635
4:45p Closure Noorda Theatre
5:00p Conference ends
If you have any questions, please contact Alexis, AATE Director of Operations at email@example.com.