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EdTA Conference FAQs

The Educational Theatre Association's National 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 National 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.  

As we begin to emerge from a long and challenging pandemic experience, the top priority for EdTA National Conference is to provide teachers with an accessible, affordable, and safe professional development opportunity. Given the public health restrictions in place as this event was being planned, and our desire to make the valuable programming accessible to as many teachers as possible, a virtual event was the best choice this year. 

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa)
  • Check
Requesting A Quote
If your organization requires a quote for purchase orders, please select “Purchase Order” for your payment method and complete your registration. Then email Carolyn Fast at cfast@schooltheatre.org and indicate you need a quote.

Requesting A W-9
If your organization requires a W-9, download EdTA's W-9 here.

Printing Your Invoice
If your organization requires an invoice for purchase orders, please select “Purchase Order” for your payment method and complete your registration. To print your invoice, log into the Attendee Service Center (login credentials are in your registration confirmation email) and select View/Print My Invoice.

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 15, 2021. Any registrations with balances due (including those with a purchase order) by that date will be canceled. Attendees will receive login credentials to access the virtual event venue only if registration fees are paid in full by September 15, 2021.

All EdTA National Conference sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience. Plus, all programming is archived for 30 days following the event, giving you plenty of time to re-watch a favorite workshop or catch a performance you might have overlooked. You won’t miss a thing. 

Registration was online only through September 10 for participants and September 1 for exhibitors. 

  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. Complete your registration form. 


Each participant needs a separate login (email address) to access the virtual event platform and to receive certificates. 
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

An all-access pass to activities, workshops, and receptions, plus 30 days of archival access, costs just $99. That’s a savings of almost $500 off the regular in-person price. 

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 Carolyn Fast at cfast@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. 
About a week prior to the start of Conference, each attendee will receive an email with instructions to access the virtual event platform. 
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 the following emails after registering; these are automatically sent to every registrant. 

  • Confirmation email immediately upon registration 

  • Login credentials for the virtual event platform about a week prior to the event. 

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 ITF, 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.

Yes! We have a number of unique sponsorship opportunities available, and this event will feature a virtual exhibit hall with one-on-one appointment options. For more information, contact Angel Wuellner at awuellner@schooltheatre.org

Due to the nature of this virtual event, all sales are final. Attendees will have access to session recordings for one month following the event. No cancellation refunds will be issued. 

View all registration policies 

Keep checking this page, as we will add more information about the event as details are confirmed. If you need help with a question not answered here, contact events@schooltheatre.org.  

All attendees will receive a certificate of participation for attending the conference. 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.


In addition, two Professional Development Intensives are being offered during the conference. Thanks to a partnership with the University of Northern Colorado, we are able to offer graduate credit for taking one of these PDIs along with attending workshops. See a detailed description of how to obtain graduate credit.

Certificates of Participation Will Be Available After the Conference: You'll receive an email from us after the Conference with clear instructions on how to access your Certificates of Participation.

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