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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.

REGISTRATION:

Non-AATE Members             $25
AATE Members                      $20
Students and Presenters      $15

LOCATION:

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.

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS:

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.

ITINERARY:

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 alexis@aate.com