Conference Schedule

Sunday, August 28, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Conexiones: Engaging Latino Artists & Audiences Symposium
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Advancing Dance Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm President's Reception
Monday, August 29, 2016
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Dance Forum WEST (RSVP Required)
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Increasing Revenue Through Grassroots Fundraising
10:00 - 12:30 pm 2016 Walking Tours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Open
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm New Colleagues' Orientation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Opening Plenary: WAA Awards Ceremony & Keynote Address
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Reception
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dine Arounds
7:30 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:30 am - Noon Exhibitor Load-In
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:15 am Meet WAA’s PAD Guests: 12 Programmers from the Pacific Rim
10:30 am - 11:30 am Roundtables
11:30 am - Noon New Colleagues' Commons Walk-Through
Noon - 3:15 pm Commons Open Hours
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Hospitality Break
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm Commons Accessible Hours
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Speed Leads
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Presenter Pitches
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Evening Mixer
7:00 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 8:25 am Mentor/Mentee Check-in
8:30 am - 10:00 am Workshops & Panels
10:00 am - Noon Commons Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 am Hospitality Break
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Annual Luncheon
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Private Consultations
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Commons Accessible Hours
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Juried Showcase Hospitality
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Juried Showcase
7:30 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Thursday, September 1, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 9:30 am NAPAMA Membership Meeting
8:30 am - 9:30 am State / Consortia Meetings
8:30 am - 11:30 am Commons Accessible Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am WAA Membership Meeting
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Commons Open Hours
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tear Down
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Closing Night Event
Friday, September 2, 2016
9:00 am - Noon WAA Board Meeting
Subject to change. Last Update on 5/4/2016

 

What's the difference between The Commons' Open and Accessible Hours?

  • Open Hours  Exhibit spaces are staffed by artist/managers – think ‘open for business’.
  • Accessible Hours  Exhibitors and presenters alike may browse or hold meetings within The Commons, while everyone has the chance to join in special events – think The Commons is ‘accessible’ but not necessarily staffed for business.
    • Exhibitors  When you step away from your exhibit to take advantage of other conference activities, it’s a good idea to leave a printed note that states you are attending other events, the time you expect to be back, your contact number, and a request that presenters leave a business card if they take materials in your absence.
    • Presenters  When you browse the hall and come upon something you are interested in at an exhibit, please be considerate and leave a business card or personal note if you walk away with materials.

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