2024 AATE National Conference

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Schedule Excursion
Master Class


Hotels, Housing & Travel

Graduate Credit

Internships Playtime in Chicago
Fun for the Family
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Owned Businesses    Award Winners
In-Person Session Listings
Virtual Session Listings 
AATE 2024 Conference
held at the Swissotel Chicago
July 17-20, 2024


2024 is the time to be surrounded by the inspiring work of local organizations, artists, and educators from Chicago amid a national dialogue. Chicago is rooted in community and has always been a seed for programming, theatre, and initiatives that expand to other cities nationwide. For this year’s conference, we seek to explore how we root our movements for change in local communities. How do we make space for new voices to expand accessibility? How do we reclaim spaces to dream up new opportunities for theatre and education? Join us as we highlight youth and community voices that propagate change, and plant seeds for continued growth in our field.

When deciding on your pricing level, please consider that your registration fee is essential in supporting AATE to provide programming for theater and education practitioners year-round. We need your support to ensure the stability and future of AATE.

AATE wishes to make programming available to as many individuals in the fields of theater and education as possible. Registration is open to AATE members and non-members. If you are not a member of AATE, we encourage you to join (there is a tiered scale for membership). The support of our Members ensures our ability to continue to provide the national theater and education community with vital resources.

When registering for the in-person Conference (you get two Conferences in one) you are automatically registered for the Virtual Conference, which will be held on Saturday, July 13th.

Tiered Registration

(Select the tier that fits your budget)

Tier 1 - $775
Tier 2 - $600
Tier 3 - $550
Tier 4 - $525
Tier 5 - $475
Student Rate - $200
 Virtual Participation - $100

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AATE Membership:

Join AATE today to receive copies of Youth Theatre Journal (AATE's peer-reviewed scholarly journal), gain access to ElevAATE, networking opportunities, as well as discounts to our in-person events, and other great learning programs. 

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