We’re looking forward to hosting ATHE’s 30th anniversary in Chicago in August. Many exciting plans are already in process for “Bodies at Work: Performance, Labor, and ATHE @ 30.” As a reminder, all proposals for regular focus-group-sponsored sessions, multidisciplinary sessions, and ATHE grants of any kind are due as usual via the website by November 1, 2015. Thanks so much to ATHE staff for revising the forms to make the application process more efficient this year. The forms are open. You can submit here: http://www.athe.org/?page=16_Proposal
Below you will find a list of many individual focus group CFPs for 2016. This is not a comprehensive list; it reflects the focus groups who shared their CFPs directly with ATHE staff. As always, the following are also good places to watch for messages from panel conveners and for other opportunities to apply to present: the ATHE website, individual focus group emails, and ATHE/focus group Facebook pages. Prepare proposals in consultation with the conference planners of the focus groups you will list as sponsors. Your session proposals should not be new information to the leadership of the sponsoring focus groups. Though this year’s all-conference committee does not require that all sessions reflect the overall conference theme, some focus groups may find that important. An individual focus group’s CFP can be your guide on that score. In addition, if you would like to find a way to connect your focus group’s programming with the 30th anniversary of Black Theatre Network happening in Chicago right before ATHE, contact me. I can help facilitate those connections, too.
Thanks to ATHE staff and the focus group leaders who helped compile these CFPs. Thanks also to the 2016 Conference committee and all the ATHE members who sent me programming ideas. We’re carefully considering every idea we received. As a reminder, you can find the all-conference theme statement here: http://www.athe.org/?page=2016_Conference
Please feel free to contact me at kellybhowe anytime!