Performing Arts Conference

Performing Arts Conference

September 16-18, 2019

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: Impact Advocacy, Working With Your MEA, Crisis Management, Leaders Guide for Difficult and Disciplinary Conversations and Turning Coaches into Leaders; and much more. New participants are always welcome. This is an excellent investment for any student-centered activity association! 

Please use the links to register to attend the meeting and also make sure to take advantage of our hotel block and book a discounted room.

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    September 16-18, 2019 Oak Brook,

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    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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