EdTA Conference FAQ

1. General Information

The Educational Theatre Association's Theatre Education Conference supports and inspires theatre educators to grow their skills and advance the field. It's packed with interactive workshops, inspiring keynotes, and abundant collaboration and mentorship opportunities for professional growth and learning.

The leading professional development conference for theatre educators, TEC provides timely, innovative resources to support your pedagogy and practice — while welcoming you into a nurturing community of educators just like you

EdTA Theatre Education Conference welcomes all theatre educators, including classroom teachers, teaching artists, cultural partners, researchers, practitioners, and administrators.  For industry professionals, TEC is the perfect place 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

TEC 2025 and 2026 will be held the last week of June in Bloomington, Indiana — concurrent with the International Thespian Festival, offering educators more benefits and more accessible rates. Check back soon for more info!

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

Online conference registration is available until September 25, 2024. Walk-ins may purchase full or single-day passes up until the last day of the conference, September 29. Register early to get the best rates.

  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 edta@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 events@schooltheatre.org to change the email on your registration.

If you need to make changes to your online registration, you can do so by logging in to the Attendee Service Center. No changes will be accepted after August 27, 2024.

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 via email to events@schooltheatre.org by August 27, 2024. 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 August 27, 2024. Registration fees may be applied as a credit to a future EdTA event. 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 August 27, 2024 for no additional charge. Substitutions can be made via the Attendee Service Center. We are unable to offer substitutions after August 27, 2024. 
Please refer to the cancellation policy for more information. 

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 26, 2024.  If for any reason payment is not received by that date, the primary contact will be required to provide payment in full, a copy of a check, or a copy of a purchase order before receiving badges at check-in.

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 27, 2024 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.