2015 AATE National Conference

AATE 2015 Conference

We look forward to seeing everyone in Milwaukee, WI: August 5-9, 2015


Thank you for a great conference, Milwaukee! 
We look forward to seeing everyone in Boston, MA: July 27-31, 2016

Learn, Reflect & Get Inspired in Milwaukee!

AATE’S 28th National Conference will be held in history rich Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 
August 5th to August 9th, 2015. Home to Harley-Davidson, Miller Brewery, the Calatrava Art Museum, and the new Global Water Research Center – together we will unite to tap the power of creative minds. We will share with one another our theatre expertise and engage with brain and mind scientists, as we explore how our work enhances the ability of young people to empathize, achieve and create in a rapidly accelerating and complex world. You betcha, we can’t wait to welcome you to the shores of Lake Michigan to experience our famous beers, brats and Cheeseheads, don’t cha know!

Registration is Now Open
Early Bird Rates End May 8, 2015

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$150 Student/Retired Member
$250 Member
$425 Non-Member
$200 Non-Member(Student/Retired)
(Early Bird Rates) 

$185 Student/Retired Member
$295 Member
$425 Non-Member
$235 Non-Member (Student/Retired)
$175 One Day


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AATE members receive conference discounts, so be sure to sign in to the website before you register orjoin 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.


Conference Scholarships and Opportunities

Betsy Quinn Scholarship

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education proudly announces the 2015 Betsy Quinn Scholarship Initiative, developed to provide support attendance and participation at the AATE annual conference for well-deserving , high-quality theatre programs, particularly those involving under-served populations. Scholarship recipients are required to present and or perform some aspect of their programming as a part of their conference attendance. Click HERE to donate today!

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 15, 2015.

Opening Keynote-Wednesday Night: Michael Rohd

Wednesday, August 5th, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Devising Civic Practice: Theatre, Community and Change

As many communities have discovered, the arts are a potent tool for impact. Artists and arts educators have long known that aligning with community needs has multiple benefits, both spiritual and practical.

Michael Rohd, founder of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice and artistic director of Sojourn Theater Company, will offer insights into developing collaborative projects with community and civic organizations and engaging in needs-focused practice that reveals new ways of using the assets and experiences of artists to build healthier communities, increase impact, expand local civic capacity, meet community needs, build support for and participation in the arts, and engage with diverse constituents in important new ways.


2015 Partners & Sponsors


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