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

Following the conclusion of the event, all attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Because of EdTA’s stature and reputation for high-quality professional learning experiences, many school districts accept these for professional development credit. Please check with your administration to find out whether your attendance will be accepted for continuing education or professional development credit.

Currently, dates and locations for future EdTA Theatre Education Conferences are:
September 28 – October 1, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
September 26 – 29, 2024, Minneapolis, MN

2. Registration

Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on September 5, 2022. 

  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!

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.

Full refunds, less a $100 administrative fee per attendee, will be issued for any cancellation requests submitted via email to events@schooltheatre.org by September 1, 2022. Cancellation requests received after that date will receive a refund, less a $400 administrative fee per attendee. No cancellation refunds will be issued for no-shows. Exceptions will be considered for COVID-19 travel restrictions.  

Attendees who discover they cannot attend after registering may substitute another attendee in their place. Substitutions can be made prior to September 5, 2022 and must be submitted to events@schooltheatre.org and will incur a $15 fee per substitution. No substitutions will be accepted after September 5, 2022. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

If you are unable to attend the in-person event, we encourage you to register for the Virtual Experience

3. Payment

To print your invoice, log into the Attendee Service Center (login credentials are in your registration confirmation email) and select View/Print My Invoice.

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, 2022.

You can download EdTA's W-9 here.

4. Travel & Hotel Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation between the airport and our host hotel. You may book shuttle services through AirportParkingReservations.com, but you may also explore car rental or ride share/taxi options as well.

Due to construction at LAX, additional steps are required to get to the ride share/taxi pick up area. You'll travel through the baggage claim area on the ground floor and go outside to the green LAX-it sign (on pillars). You'll then take an airport shuttle to the pick up area. This area has pop-up tents that provide coverage from sun and rain. More info is available on the LAX website.

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 September 1, 2022 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 September 1.

Hotel reservations require credit card information at the time of submission. We are unable to include hotel reservations on registration invoices 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 1-2 weeks ahead of Conference, final confirmation numbers will be available through the Attendee Service Center.