TEAMS Conference

TEAMS Conference, August 23-25, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah

August 23-25, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah
Hosted by Hale Centre Theatre

AACT TEAMS is an educational conference offering tracks in
Technical Theatre
Educational Programming
Artistic Direction Vision
Stage Management

TEAM Conference in progress

With the new addition of an education track designed specifically for developing Stage Management Skills, this popular educational conference has transitioned from TEAM to TEAMS!  So, bring your theatre's creative, educational, and marketing TEAMS to Salt Lake City in August 2019 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 Directors 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 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
NEW for 2019!  Watch this space for all the exciting details!

AACTEd 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 Rates:
Earlybird by June 29
AACT Member Group (3 or more)     $225
AACT Member Individual                  $250
Non-member individual                    $325

After June 29
AACT Member Group (3 or more)      $250
AACT member Individual                   $300
Non-member Individual                     $350

BONUS OFFER:  The first fifty (50) registrants to take advantage of Early Bird rates (by June 29) will receive a COMPLIMENTARY ticket to their choice of Hale Centre Theatre Saturday evening productions: Disney Freaky Friday: A New Musical (Jewel Box proscenium Stage) or Cinderella (Centre Stage in-the-round).  IN ADDITION: Any registrant arriving on Thursday may purchase a ticket to the other production at HALF PRICE ($22.00) for Thursday evening.

Conference Schedule:
Friday, August 23, 2019
  5:30 - 6:30 pm           Dinner* 
                                * Dinner is optional and requires an added $10 fee
  7:00 - 10:00 pm        Session 1

Saturday, August 24, 2019
  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  Session 2
12:30 - 1:30 pm          Lunch provided
  1:30 - 5:30 pm          Session 3

Sunday, August 25, 2019
  8:30 am - 12:30 pm   Session 4

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
277 West Sego Lily Drive, Sandy, Utah 84070
Rates and reservation details coming soon!

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®

For general information contact the AACT Office: 817-732-3177, or by email at

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