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Submit a Proposal


Welcome, teaching artists!

EdTA National Conference for Theatre Educators
Renew. Rebuild. Reimagine. September 24-26th 2021

The Educational Theatre Association is currently seeking proposals for educational workshops for our upcoming EdTA National Conference for Theatre Educators supporting the conference theme- Renew.Rebuild.Reimagine. We are seeking proposals for two types of formats as follows:

  • One-hour interactive workshops for theatre educators
  • Two-hour professional development intensives for theatre educators
  • IMPORTANT: if you have previously submitted a proposal for teachers only for the June International Thespian Festival you will be considered again without reapplying for this event

Proposed workshops must be designed for a fully digital experience. Presenters must have the necessary technical equipment to deliver an engaging experience via videoconferencing software, and pre-record their session(s) as a backup in the event of technical challenges during the scheduled presentation time.

Preference may be given to proposals that demonstrate the following:

Educational Merit

  • Reflect evidence-based practice.
  • Explore content important to diverse learners.
  • Draw on prior knowledge and challenge attendees to learn and grow.
  • Focus on achievable outcomes.
  • Demonstrate relevance.
  • Demonstrate attention to culturally sensitive teaching and/or diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Model the inclusion of social and emotional skills.

Instructional Design

  • Stimulate and provoke engagement.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and development of new competencies.
  • Use methods that draw out relevant past knowledge and experiences.
  • Align to clear learning outcomes and the National Theatre Standards.
  • Support effective instruction either in person or in a virtual environment.


  • Request for Proposals Deadline: July 11, 2021
  • Selected presenters notified: August 13, 2021
  • Presenter agreements signed/executed: August 20, 2021
  • Technical specifications due: no later than August 20, 2021
  • Session materials due: no later than Sept 10, 2021
  • Rehearsals: one to two weeks prior to the event

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