Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pre-Conference Symposiums

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Professional Development Institute

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

7:00 am - 11:00 am

Exhibitor Load-In

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Registration

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Roundtables

10:30 am - 11:00 am

New Colleagues' Commons Walk-Through

11:00 am - 2:15 pm

Commons Open Hours

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hospitality Break

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Commons Accessible Hours

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Speed Leads

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Juried Showcase Hospitality at Broadway Performance Hall

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Juried Showcase at Broadway Performance Hall

8:00 pm - Midnight

Independent Showcasing

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter Pitches

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Performing Arts Discovery Pitches

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Commons Accessible Hours

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Juried Showcase Hospitality at Broadway Performance Hall​

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Juried Showcase at Broadway Performance Hall

7:30 pm - Midnight

Independent Showcasing

Friday, September 8, 2017

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

Subject to change.

 

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.