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March 17 - 19, 2005

Chicago, IL

Agenda

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
4:00pm – 6:00pm Board Meeting
Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Lincolnshire
8:00pm Complimentary Theatre Tickets: SWING! (Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire)
Transport will be provided back to the Ritz Carlton Hotel following the performance.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
NEW WORKS SUMMIT
(CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER AT NAVY PIER)
9:00am – 10:00am New Works Committee Roundtable
Membership Committee Meeting
Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00am – 11:30am Roundtable 1 – The New Work Pipeline
This informal discussion will feature some of Chicago’s most prominent artistic leaders, producers, and artists sharing their insights on “networking in the neighborhood” and Chicago’s successful new works models.
11:30am – 12:30pm Presentation: Once Upon A Time In New Jersey
This 45 minute showcase is presented by Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch on your own at Navy Pier
2:00pm – 3:30pm Roundtable 2 – The Audience of Tomorrow
This informal discussion will feature some of Chicago”s most prominent artistic leaders, producers, and artists sharing their insights on audience development as we question where new work fits in the landscape of the future.
3:30pm – 5:00pm Songwriter Showcase: The Best of Chicago
Come see Chicago’s brightest writing and performing talent!
SPRING CONFERENCE BEGINS
5:00pm – 7:00pm Conference Kick-Off Cocktail Party (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier)
Dinner On Your Own
8:00pm Complimetary Theatre Tickets: ST PETER”S UMBRELLA(Theatre Building Chicago)
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
All conference sessions take place
at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Chicago.
8:30am – 9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30am – 10:30am Conference Welcome: Michael Jenkins
Open Space Introductory Session
10:30am – 11:30am Open Space Session 1 (NAMT Members Only)
11:30am – 12:30pm Open Space Session 2 (NAMT Members Only)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch (The Dining Room)
2:00pm – 3:00pm Open Space Session 3 (NAMT Members Only)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Open Space Session 4
4:00pm – 5:00pm Open Space Session 5
6:00pm Executive Committee Dinner
8:00pm Complimentary Theatre Tickets: IN TROUSERS (Dress Rehearsal) (Porchlight Music Theatre, Chicago at Theatre Building Chicago)
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
8:30am – 10:15am Board Meeting (Continental Breakfast provided)
10:30am – 11:30am Keynote Speaker (TBA)
11:45am – 1:15pm Brunch (The Dining Room)
Annual Membership Meeting (NAMT Members Only)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Open Space Closing Session – Report Back
3:00pm Conference Ends