Conference Schedule

Sunday, August 25
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Advancing Indigenous Performance Symposium
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Black Arts @ WAA: Celebrating the Performing Arts of the Black Diaspora
Monday, August 26
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Professional Development Institute
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Open
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm New Colleagues' Orientation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Opening Plenary & Keynote Address 
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Reception
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dine Arounds
7:30 pm - 12:00 am Independent Showcasing
Tuesday, August 27
7:00 am - 11:00 am Exhibitor Load-In
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am Roundtables
10:00 am - 10:30 am New Colleagues' Commons Walk-Through
10:35 am - 11:35 am Speed Leads
11:35 am - 12:00 pm Speed Leads Meet-Up – New!
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
3:30 pm Shuttles depart for Japanese American Cultural Community Center
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm Curated and Juried Showcases (meal break at 5:15) 
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Independent Showcasing
Wednesday, August 28
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:30 am Workshops & Panels
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Accessible Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Annual Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Accessible Hours
3:15 pm -
4:15 pm
Presenter Pitches -concurrent with- Meet the International "PAD" Delegates (Performing Arts Discovery)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Private Consultations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Amplified: WAA’s Adjudicated Pitch Session – New!
7:00 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Thursday, August 29
8:00 am - 2:00 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 Exhibit Hall Accessible Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am WAA Membership Meeting
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Exhibitor Tear Down
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm WAAhts Next?
6:30 pm - 9:000 pm Closing Night Event

Subject to change.

What's the difference between the Exhibit Hall 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 Exhibit Hall, while everyone has the chance to join in special events – think the Exhibit Hall 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.