EdTA Conference FAQ

1. General Information

The Educational Theatre Association's Theatre Education Conference is the ultimate professional development event for theatre educators. Attendees enjoy stimulating workshops and training opportunities, inspiring entertainment, optional intensives, and networking with fellow teachers who experience the same classroom joys and challenges. 

EdTA Theatre Education Conference is open all theatre educators, teachers, colleges, industry leaders, and artists. It’s the best way for educators to keep up with trends in the field and bring new ideas back to the classroom. For industry professionals, Conference is the perfect way to connect with the school theatre market.  

Yes! We have a number of unique sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Angel Wuellner at awuellner@schooltheatre.org

All attendees will receive a certificate of participation — watch your email after the event for instructions to access.?Because of EdTA’s reputation for high-quality professional learning, many school districts accept these certificates for professional development credit. Ask your administration if your attendance will be accepted.

If you’d like to earn college credit:

  • All attendees can earn credit via Southern Utah University by completing an additional assignment.
  • Those who participate in two Professional Development Intensives (registration add-ons) and the full conference may apply this toward graduate level coursework and credit through the University of Northern Colorado.

Currently, dates and locations for future EdTA Theatre Education Conferences are:
September 26 – 29, 2024, Minneapolis, MN

Attendees may inquire about lost and found items at registration and information.  Any items reported to lost and found will be held until registration and information closes on Saturday, after which time any unclaimed items will be discarded. EdTA is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. 

2. Registration

The complete registration window is open until September 28, 2023. Register early to get the lowest registration fee!

  1. Log in at myedta.schooltheatre.org. If you've never logged in before, you will need to reset your password. 
    IMPORTANT: Many school firewalls block external emails, especially to students. If you don't receive your password reset email, this may be the reason. Please contact members@schooltheatre.org or 513.421.3900, ext. 1, to change your email address in this situation. 

  1. Update your profile. 

  1. Visit the Registration page and complete the Conference registration form.

Not a member? 
If you are not a member, you will need to complete a guest profile before completing your registration. 
If you need assistance updating your membership information, please contact members@schooltheatre.org

Registration varies in price depending on membership status and add-ons. View a complete list on the Registration Fees page of the Conference website. 

Start your registration as instructed above. When you get to the payment page select “purchase order” as the payment method, then submit your registration. 
Send an email to events@schooltheatre.org indicating that you need a quote, and we’ll send it to you!

Please note: quotes are subject to all payment and cancellation policies including administrative fees.

Once you’ve submitted your online registration form, you will receive a confirmation email from events@schooltheatre.org that your registration has been received. A valid email address is required to receive your confirmation email. 
IMPORTANT: If you don't receive a confirmation email, search your mailbox and check your junk folder first. Many school firewalls block external emails. If you have registered with a school email address and don't receive a confirmation email, please contact members@schooltheatre.org or 513.421.3900, ext. 1, to change your email address. 

If you need to make changes to your online registration, you can do so by logging in to the Attendee Service Center. There is no charge to change prior to September 1. 

Yes. You should expect to receive a confirmation email shortly after registering.

If you don't remember receiving these, please search your mailbox and check your junk folder before contacting events@schooltheatre.org.  
IMPORTANT: Many school firewalls block external emails. If you are not receiving emails about Conference, this may be the reason why. The easiest resolution is to update your ITS/EdTA account to a non-school email. Please contact members@schooltheatre.org or (513) 421-3900, ext. 1, to change your email address.

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 1, 2023. A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $200 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests dated after September 1, 2023. Registrations may be transferred to another attendee from the same troupe (see substitution policy below) or may be applied as a credit to TEC 24. No cancellation refunds will be issued for no-shows.

Should a registered attendee no longer be able to attend, registrations may be transferred to another attendee from the same organization by September 8, 2023 for no additional charge. Primary contacts can transfer registrations in the Attendee Service Center through September 8, 2023. Substitution requests after September 8, 2023 must be submitted to events@schooltheatre.org and will incur a $15 fee per substitution. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

We regret that due to associated costs and lack of interest, we will not be producing a virtual event for TEC 2023.

3. Payment

To print your invoice, log into the Attendee Service Center (login credentials are in your registration confirmation email) and select Print Invoice or Make a Payment.

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa)
  • Check
Paying A Balance
You can do this two ways:
  1. Log into the Attendee Service Center, click Make A Payment, and enter your credit card information.
  2. Mail a check with a copy of your invoice to:
Mail check payments to:
Educational Theatre Association
PO Box 7410260
Chicago, IL 60674-0260

All registration fees must be paid in full no later than September 28, 2023.

You can download EdTA's W-9 here.

4. Travel & Hotel Accommodations

Hotel reservations can be made at the event rate during the registration process. If for any reason you do not make a reservation while registering, you can also do so through the Attendee Service Center using the Book or Manage Your Room Reservation link. 

Reservations must be made by August 29, 2023 to receive the event rate after which you'll need to contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. Please do not contact the hotel to reserve prior to the cut-off date.

Hotel reservations require credit card information at the time of submission. We are unable to include hotel reservations on registration invoices or quotes as these are a separate transaction ultimately made payable to the hotel.

Existing reservations can be viewed using the Book or Manage Your Room Reservation button within the Attendee Service Center. All reservations will be marked pending until closer to the event.

About 2-3 days ahead of Conference, final confirmation numbers will be available through the Attendee Service Center.