Hospitality Events

From the Opening Reception to the Annual Luncheon and Closing Night Reception, WAA’s hospitality events are a great way to relax, enjoy yourself with colleagues and clients, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones.

Opening Reception*

Leading sponsor, IMG Artists
With additional support from the Rocky Mountain Arts Consortia

Monday, August 27 | 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Let the merriment begin as you reunite with long-time colleagues, meet and mingle with new ones, and get your week started right. You don't want to miss the first hospitality event of WAA 2018—our largest hospitality event of the conference!
Attendees receive one drink ticket; additional beverages may be purchased for cash only.  Credit card and room charges cannot be accepted.  

*Included in your conference registration (Guest Passes: $50)

Exhibit Hall Hospitality Breaks

A busy arts professional needs a good snack from time to time to be their most productive. Quantities are limited so stop by early. 

Wednesday, August 29 | 8:30am - 9:00am
Sponored by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

Muffins, coffee and tea while supplies last.  Served in the Renaissance Foyer. 

Wednesday, August 29 | 4:15pm – 4:45pm
Sponsored by Ed Keane & Associates 

Assorted finger sandwiches, coffee and tea while supplies last.  Served in the Exhibit Hall (middle, center)

Super Showcase Hospitality at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, August 28 | 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Your choice of fancy mac 'n' cheese with assorted add-ins or burger sliders. Also, passed hors d'oeuvres and fresh vegetable crudites. 
Attendees receive two drink tickets for the evening; additional beverages may be purchased with cash or credit card.  Served in the Grand Lobby.

Annual Luncheon | SOLD OUT

Sponsored by KMP Artists with a Feature Presention of LIMBO, "an intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics"

Wednesday, August 29 | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Earlybird registration: $55 (Guest: $65)
After earlybird registration: $65 (Guest: $75)

Roasted Herb Frenched Chicken with marble potatoes, wild mushroom, bloomsdale spinach, roasted garlic, vegetable ragout
Quinoa Wellington with celery root purée and au gratin potato in balsamic reduction (this dish is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free)
Vegetarian Cobb Salad – mixed greens, sunflower seeds, asparagus, fresh corn, cucumber, cheddar cheese and five-herb ranch dressing
Strawberry and Crème Shortcake

Showcase Beverages

Sponsored by The WAA Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 29 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm while quantities last

Assorted soft drinks quench your thirst as you explore and the diverse array of independent programming available at the Bellagio on Wednesday night.

Membership Meeting Danish

Sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group

Thursday, August 30 | 9:30am while quantities last

A tantalizing selection of Danishes with coffee and tea tempt you into the Annual Meeting. Served in Raphael 1.

Closing Reception | SOLD OUT

Sponsored by Paciolan

Thursday, August 30 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Earlybird registration: $25 (Guest: $35)
After earlybird registration: $35 (Guest: $45)

Lights bites to send you off into the evening: tofu brochettes, shredded pork nachos, and chicken salad sandwiches. 
Attendees receive one drink ticket; additional beverages may be purchased for cash only.  Credit card and room charges cannot be accepted.