2005 National Conference Agenda

Thursday, June 16: Opening and Context

2:00pm Registration begins, Vendor Fair open

3:00pm Orientations for international guests and first-time conference-goers

4:30-5:15pm Opening reception
5:30-6:15pm Welcome and opening remarks, Awards Ceremony
6:15-7:15pm Opening Plenary - Thomas rank, author, What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

Friday, June 17: Understanding

8:00-9:30am Trustees Breakfast, hosted by the National Council for the American Theatre.
Speaker - Jo Allen Patton, executive director, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
8:00 am Continental Breakfast Available, Vendor Fair open
8:30-9:30am Affinity Groups - Registrants gather according to mission and budget size
10:00-11:15am Plenary - A LONG BRIDGE OVER DEEP WATERS: A Panel on Cornerstone Theater's Faith-Based Theater Cycle With: Ramy Eletreby, Ebonie HUbbard, Baraa Kahf, Sondos Kholoki-Kahf, Bill Rauch, Lisa Robins, James Still, Mark Valdez

11:45- 1:00pm Plenary - Ellen Ullman
1:30-2:30pm Lunch
2:45-4:00pm Breakout sessions
4:30-5:45pm Breakout sessions
5:45-7:15pm Spotlight On Reception, hosted by Artistic Programs
6:00-6:30pm Open Mic hosted by Chris Coleman, artsitic director, Portland Center Stage
Evening left free for individual dinner and theatre-going
10:00pm-1:00am International Cabaret and House Party

Saturday, June 18: Mobilization and Action

8:00am Continental Breakfast available, Vendor Fair open

9:00am Plenary - United States Congressman Jim McDermott
9:30-10:45am Plenary - George Lakoff, author, Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
11:15am-12:30pm Breakouts sessions
12:30-2:00pm Lunch with Affinity Groups
2:30-3:45pm Plenary - Sekou Sundiata, "On the Making of the 51st (dream) State: Art, Democracy and Imagination"
4:00-4:30pm Awards Ceremony
4:30-5:30pm Closing Address - Ben Cameron
5:30-6:30 Closing Reception

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