2018 Annual Conference Proposal Form Now Open

Dear ATHE Colleagues,

We’re looking forward to hosting ATHE’s 32nd Annual Conference in Boston, MA, August 1 – 5, 2018. Many exciting plans are already underway to explore our all-conference theme: Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest. A link to the full theme statement can be found here.

Please use the brief guidelines and linked proposal forms here to apply by November 1, 2017, for:

  • Single Focus Group (FG) Concurrent Sessions
  • Multidisciplinary (MD) Concurrent Sessions (two sponsoring Focus Groups)
  • ATHE Committee Meetings
  • Pre-conference Events
  • ATHE Grants (including passes)

As a reminder, proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the Focus Groups and/or Committees you indicate as a sponsor. If you have questions regarding your proposal please contact the Focus Group Conference Planners through a listing here. It is useful (sometimes required) that they know proposals are coming, so we encourage you to contact them well in advance of submitting the form.

Please also follow the link above to find the form to propose a Pre-conference Event. Proposals through the online form are required by November 1, 2017, whether events are planned at the conference hotel or off-site. Applications for ATHE Grants—Sessions (Passes, AV, Other), Debut Panel (Award, AV), and Pre-Conference—can be found this year at the end of the related proposal forms.

Thanks to the ATHE staff for developing the new forms and brief guidelines linked above. For more detailed information please consult the Proposal FAQs and Grant FAQs. If you have any remaining questions, please contact me at or Erin Babarkis at

Finally, thanks to the 2018 Conference Committee for their many contributions to planning thus far, and to the ATHE members who have sent us programming ideas. We very much look forward to working together to develop a stimulating and enriching conference next summer in Boston.

My very best,

Ann M. Shanahan
Vice President for Conference 2018

Guidelines and Forms