Management Conference

Community Theatre Management Conference
June 16 - 18, 2019, prior to AACTFest 2019

Conference sessionThe Community Theatre Management Conference (CTMC) will be held Sunday, June 16-Tuesday, June 18, just prior to AACTFest 2019 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Location: Gettysburg Hotel. Ron Ziegler will be the facilitator.

The Conference is offered in tandem with (but separately from) AACTFest 2019, and is modeled after the renowned National Full Time Community Theatre Directors Conference (often called the "Madison Conference"), and is for anyone with responsibility for managing a community theatre.

This educational gathering brings together administrators from all levels of theatre--from the volunteer who "runs things around here" to the "just starting" part-time administrator to the full-time professional manager. Learning is through a series of intensive, topic-specific, roundtable discussions with participants sharing experiences--both problems and solutions. Participants prioritize and suggest topics through a pre-conference questionnaire.

Participants prioritize and suggest topics through a pre-conference questionnaire. Topics discussed but are not limited to: Sales & Marketing, Other Sources of Earned Income, Fundraising and Development, Event Planning, Volunteers, Board, Season & Play Selections (Winners and Losers), Classes -  Educational and Outreach, Programming, Box Office Operations. (The final list of topics will be determined by the participants.)

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

3:00 pm                    Registration & begin Roundtable Discussions
6:30 pm                    Dinner Break 
7:30 - 10 pm             Roundtable Discussions
10:00 pm                  Sessions end for the day

Monday, June 17, 2019
8:30 am                     Roundtable Discussions
Noon                         Lunch Break 
1:30 pm                     Roundtable Discussions
8:30 pm                     Adjourn for AACTFest 2019 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:30 am                    Roundtable Discussions
12:00  pm                  WRAP UP!

Schedule is subject to change.

AACTEd Hours:  AACT will provide you with documentation of your participation in quality educational activities through AACT. Full participation in CTMC earns 20 AACTEd Hours.

>> Registration is Open

Registration Fees

(AACTFest attendees receive a $15 discount on their CTMC registration)

Early-Bird Rates: Before June 1st
Non-Member rate $335
Member Rate $260
AACTFest attendees receive $15 discount

On-site Rates - After June 1st
Non-Member rate $365
Member Rate $290
AACTFest attendees receive $15 discount

Ron Ziegler will facilitate the conference.  Ron free-lances as a director and teacher. He resides in North Port, Florida, and is "mostly retired." He has directed productions for Venice (FL) Theatre, Ocala (FL) Civic Theatre, and for Iowa's Des Moines Playhouse. He was the first Artistic/Managing Director for the Des Moines Playhouse’s Kate Goldman Children's Theatre. Ron founded and managed the Iowa Fringe Festival and was the first Executive Director for Orlando (FL) Repertory Theatre. He is a past president of AACT, was named an AACT Fellow, and has served previously as facilitator for the National Artistic Directors Conference. 

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