Performing Arts Conference

Performing Arts Conference

September 17-19, 2018

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook

The annual conference draws representatives from state activities associations, festival and contest managers, state music and speech associations, journal editors and fine and performing arts coordinators and educators.  The conference provides a unique opportunity for individuals from across the nation to share information and best practices for managing activities.


Please make plans now to attend and share this information with all state organizations dealing with high school music, speech, debate and theatre activities. Session topics will include issues on:  Handling Rules Interps in the Digital Age; Online research and storage for speech and debate; Crisis Management: a Real World Look; Hazing and Bullying: Cause and Effect; The kid in band, theatre, and hockey; NFHS Copyright Compliance Database and How it Works; and much more!  New participants are always welcome.  This is an excellent investment for any student-centered activity association! 

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  • 2018

    September 17-19, 2018 Oak Brook,

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    September 18-20, 2017 Oak Brook,

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    September 19-21, 2016 Indianapolis,

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