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*

Co-sponsored by LA Arts Groups Supporting WAA and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

Monday, August 26 | 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 2019—our largest hospitality event of the conference! Your first drink is on WAA 

*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 28 | 4:00 pm
Sponsored by WAA’s Board of Directors

Gourmet popcorn in three tasty, all-natural flavors and house-made lemonade—nothing artificial here!  Served in the Exhibit Hall.

Thursday, August 29 | 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Alliance Artist Management, Cadence Arts NetworkElsie Management and Fascinator Management

Mini fruit-skewers give you a pop of vitamin C and freshly-brewed ice tea refresh your pep as we cruise into the final hours!  Served in the Exhibit Hall.

Bento Box at WAA’s Official Showcase Program

Tuesday, August 27  | 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Earlybird registration: $15 (Guest: $20)
After Earlybird registration: $25 (Guest: $30)

No need to wander off campus for a bite between showcases—we’re offering a tasty bento box right on site.  Boxes will include your choice of chicken or tofu, sesame noodles, California roll, fresh fruit bites, and a cookie.

Annual Luncheon 

Sponsored by the Taiwan Academy with a Feature Presentation by Freedom Beat

Wednesday, August 28 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Earlybird registration: $55 (Guest: $65)
After Earlybird registration: $65 (Guest: $75)

Sea Salted Oregano-Seared Chicken Breast with artichoke-mascarpone roasted yukon potato mash, garlic sautéed french green beans and caramelized leek and shallot jus (gluten-free)
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A Multi‐Grain Medley of red and white quinoa, basmati rice, and chick peas with herb and garlic-roasted seasonal vegetables, arugula and watercress with sherry vinaigrette, and gingered purple carrot puree (vegan and gluten-free)

Mediterranean Salad – assorted baby lettuces, tear drop tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, chick peas, feta cheese and pine nuts with a red wine oregano vinaigrette

Lemon Raspberry Tart – lemon cream, toasted meringue, sweet dough crust

Membership Meeting Croissants

Sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group

Thursday, August 30 | 9:45am while quantities last

Flakey, chewy butter croissants with coffee and a selection of teas tempt you into the Annual Members’ Meeting.

Closing Reception

Thursday, August 29 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Earlybird registration: $55 (Guest: $65)
After Earlybird registration: $65 (Guest: $75)

The Caña Rum Bar sets the stage for this year’s end-of-conference fête with its decidedly un-fancy, 1930’s Caribbean allure. Participants will enjoy tacos with the expected sides and two drink tickets, all included in the ticket price. Located in the historic Petroleum Building, Caña Rum Bar is just a five-minute walk from the hotel.