TCG 2018 National Conference Agenda

 

Want to start planning your day-by-day Conference experience? Well, the wait is over. We're happy to introduce our new Conference app, which can be accessed online here, or downloaded via the App Store when you search "TCG Events".

The online platform and the app will help you get an in depth look at all of the sessions we'll be offering over the course of our three days together. Keep in mind that programming will keep rolling out over the next few weeks, so we encourage you to visit the platform often!

Please Note: This agenda is not final, and some programming times are still subject to change. Most events will take place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch, but locations will be announced with the final agenda. Some events will require additional registration fees and are indicated as such. 





WEDNESDAY  June 13th, 2018

 9am-6pm  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Institute Meetings (By Invitation Only)
 9am-6pm  Education Staff Pre-Conference
*Please note: This Pre-Conference requires advance sign up and additional payment, and is intended for educators and education staff at theatres. If you'd like to join, please be sure to add it to your cart during the registration process.
Metro Theater Company
3311 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
 6-9pm
 Welcome to St. Louis Pre-Registration Party
Beat the registration rush - and join TCG staff, your St. Louis host committee, TCG Exhibitors, and other early bird attendees for a drink at this "soft launch" pre-party.
Hyatt Regency at the Arch
15 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
THURSDAY  June 14th, 2018

 9am-6pm  TCG Exhibit Hall, Bookstore & Lounge Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor
 9am-12pm  Seeing the Stories of St. Louis: TCG Conference Field Trips
 
Please Note: These trips require advance sign up and additional payment. 
 9am-12pm  TCG Labs
A small selection of sessions designed for group strategizing, collective mobilization, and movement building around a particular field challenge or set of issues.
 12pm  Lunch on your own
 12-1:30pm  Board Chair Lunch
 
*Please note: This lunch requires advance sign up and additional payment, and is an affinity space
 for Board Chairs only. If you'd like to join, please be sure to add it to your cart during the registration process.
 12-1:30pm  Managing Director Lunch
 *Please note: This lunch requires advance sign up and additional payment, and is an affinity space
 for Managing Leaders only. If you'd like to join, please be sure to add it to your cart during the registration process.
 12-1:30pm  Artistic Director Summit Lunch (Day 1)
 *Please note: This lunch requires advance sign up and additional payment, and is an affinity space
 for Artistic Directors only. If you'd like to join, please be sure to add it to your cart during the registration process.
 12:30-1:30pm  First Timer Orientation
First TCG Conference? Want to learn more about how TCG's equity, diversity and inclusion work began, and how it will show up over the next three days? Plan to be in this session, and feel free to bring your own lunch. 
 1:45-3pm  Town Hall
 How We Show Up
 3:15-4:30pm  Trend Workshops
 3:15-4:30pm  Sexual Harassment Policy Primer
 3:15-5pm  Anti-Racist Space for White Learning
 3:15-5pm  Intergenerational Leaders of Color Meeting
*Please note: this is an affinity space for Conference attendees who identify as people of color
 5-6:15pm  Break
 6:15-7:30pm
 Opening Plenary Session
 Speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye Poet, Essayist, and Educator
 7:30-8:15pm  Attendees Travel to Opening Night Party
Shuttles will pick up and drop off at the Hyatt Regency entrance on 4th Street by the elevators and the Brewhouse.
 7:30-10pm  Opening Night Party
 Hosted by your St. Louis Host Committee
City Museum

750 N 16th St. 
St. Louis, MO 63103
FRIDAY  June 15th, 2018

 8-9:30am  Trustee Breakfast
 *Please note: This breakfast is an affinity space for Conference attendees who sit on the boards of TCG Member Theatres and requires advance sign-up and additional payment.
 8-9:30am  Theatres of Color Breakfast
 *Please note: This breakfast is an affinity space for staff of theatres that identify as Theatres of Color only.
 8-9:30am  Light Conference Breakfast
 *Please note: Conference meals will be offered as add-on items at an additional cost as part of the registration process. Be sure to add the "breakfast" option to your cart at registration if you would like to receive a conference breakfast. Breakfast will only be offered on Friday.
 9am-6pm  TCG National Conference Registration

 9am-6pm  TCG Exhibit Hall, Bookstore & Lounge Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor
 9:30-10:45am  Morning Plenary Session
 Speaker: Jer Thorp Data Artist and Innovator
Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor
 10:45-11am  Coffee Break
 11am-12:30pm  SKILLS-BUILDING WORKSHOPS: Part 1
 Deep-dive professional development sessions in two parts - attendees are expected to attend both morning and afternoon parts of the same session.
 11am-12:30pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Short form professional development sessions, typically peer-led and focused on model sharing.
 11am-12:15pm  TREND WORKSHOPS
 Expertise and research driven professional development sessions hosted by TCG Business Affiliates.
 12:30-1:30pm  Lunch
 *Please note: Conference meals will be offered as add-on items at an additional cost as part of the registration process. Be sure to add the "lunch" option to your cart at registration if you would like to receive a boxed Conference lunch.
 1:30-3pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 1:30-3pm  SKILLS-BUILDING WORKSHOPS:Part 2
 1:30-2:45pm  TREND WORKSHOPS
 3-3:30pm  Coffee Break
 3:30-4:45pm  Afternoon Plenary Session
 With guest speakers to be announced
Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor
 5-6:15pm  Professional Affinity Groups 

 An opportunity for theatre professionals to meet based on their professional role. Each group is facilitated by one of your colleagues from the field, who will help guide a conversation around the most pressing issues faced by those who share your professional identity.

 5-6:15pm  Artistic Director Summit (Day Two)
 Please note this is an affinity space for Artistic Directors only.
 Evening  Dinearounds & Special St. Louis Programming
 7pm  TCG Exclusive Workshop: Canfield Drive
 7:30pm  TCG Exclusive Performance: The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics' Pledge of Allegiance
9pm-12am  Late Night Party Hosted by your St. Louis Host Committee
ZACK
3224 Locust St
St. Louis, MO 63103
SATURDAY  June 16th, 2018

 8:30am-1:30pm  TCG National Conference Registration

 8:30am-1:30pm  TCG Exhibit Hall, Bookstore & Lounge Open
 9:30-10:45am  BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 9:30-10:45am  TREND WORKSHOPS
 10:45-11:15am  Coffee Break
 11:15am-   12:30pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS and OPEN SPACE
 11:15am-12:30pm  Artistic Director Summit (Day Three)

 *Please Note: This is an affinity space for Artistic Directors only. There will be a short lunch break during this session.
 12:30-2pm  Lunch
 *Please note: Conference meals will be offered as add-on items at an additional cost as part of the registration process. Be sure to add the "lunch" option to your cart at registration if you would like to receive a boxed Conference lunch.
 12:45-1:45pm

 Lunch Sessions

 2-3pm  Town Hall
 
How We Move Forward
 3:15-4:30pm

 Closing Plenary

 Special St. Louis Performances

 4:30-6pm

 So Long, St. Louis: Conference Closing Happy Hour

 

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