TEAMS Conference

TEAMS Conference, August 21-23, 2020
Helping your theatre thrive

August 21-23, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah
Hosted by Hale Centre Theatre

An educational conference offering tracks in
Technical Theatre
Educational Programming
Artistic Direction/Vision
Marketing/Development Skills
Stage Management Skills

TEAM Conference in progress

With the addition of a new educational track designed specifically for developing Stage Management Skills, this popular educational conference has transitioned from TEAM to TEAMS!  So, bring your own theatre's creative, educational, and marketing people to Salt Lake City in August 2020, for an exciting opportunity to help your theatre thrive.

Come as an individual, or get even more out of the conference by putting together a team--the five tracks will be held simultaneously, so participants can share rides and rooms. Registrants select the track that best suits their individual needs. The insights you gain will pay for the conference registration many times over.

Technical Theatre Track

The Technical Theatre track is for those who work behind the scenes. Learn to master the challenges you face as you work within the amenities of your theatre, from stage size, lighting systems, and scenery to costumes. Experts will give hands-on training in several areas of technical theatre. This track will help you find resources and supplies you can utilize in your theatre, increase your excitement in the magic of technical theatre, and provide you with a nationwide network of fellow techies!  No technical theatre training is required, but even experienced techies will benefit.

Educational Programming Track

Boost your theatre’s education program, exchange ideas and experiences, and learn skills to better manage your programs. The Educational Programming track will give you skills to tackle theatre education issues, a renewed enthusiasm to build your educational programs, and provide you with a network of colleagues from all over the country. The Educational Programming track is for anyone, whatever his or her title, who is responsible for their theatre’s education program.

Artistic Direction/Vision Track

Choose the right plays for your next season; learn solutions for choosing directors, recruiting actors, and solving technical problems; and examine long-range planning. Discover and re-envision exciting ways to produce high quality theatre as you exchange ideas and experiences with fellow producers and artistic directors. Artistic Direction/Vision track is for anyone, whatever his or her title, who is responsible for the overall artistic direction of their theatre.

Marketing/Development Skills Track

Discover strategies and tactics to increase your fundraising and marketing abilities, and learn ways to create loyalty to your organization and promote its place in your community. The Marketing/Development Skills track will help you understand methods for small, medium, and large sized arts groups to enlist donors and sponsors, build audiences, and to use marketing and branding in today’s changing social media world. The Development/Marketing Skills track is for anyone from board members to staff who raises funds or promotes their theatre.

Stage Management Skills Track

This new educational track will be appropriate and very beneficial for new and experienced stage managers, those who are interested in taking on that important role, as well as directors, producers, or volunteer coordinators looking to establish or improve their theatre’s stage management program.

AACT Hours: AACT will provide you with documentation of your participation in quality educational activities through AACT. Full participation in the TEAMS Conference earns 17 AACTEd hours

Registration Opens February 1, 2020
Early Bird rates end  June 29, 2020

Registration   Early Bird Standard
Group (3 or more) AACT Member $225 $250
  Non-Member $300 $325
Individual AACT Member $250 $300
  Non-Member $325 $350

Registration covers continental breakfast, Sat. lunch, snacks, and materials. 

Bonus Offer:  Participants will receive 50% off their ticket to see Titanic the Musical at the Hale Centre Theatre--a spectacle in water! This breathtaking musical, by Peter Stone and Maury Yeston, is in keeping with the scale of the mighty (but doomed) vessel--a factual story of her officers, crew and passengers. Experience soaring music and mammoth staging in this not-to-be-missed theatrical event. Tickets are only $26, with your TEAMS discount.


Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
277 West Sego Lily Drive, Sandy, Utah 84070
Rate: $129 for King/ Queen Standard (double occupancy--additional guests in room are only $7 each) and includes breakfast
Call for Reservations:  801-352-9400

Hotel Amenities:

  • Within walking distance to the Hale Centre Theatre
  • Near Rio Tinto Real Stadium, The Shops at South Town and Mormon Tabernacle
  • Hotel will provide shuttle for AACT guests to attractions and restaurants within a 3 mile radius
  • 24-hour work-out facility, indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary WiFi/wired internet
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®


Refunds request may be made by August 1, 2020. A 20% administrative fee will be charged for processing. Please contact Karen Matheny at to request a refund.

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