Governor Jerry Brown has just signed SB 916 into law. Get ready to party!

Keynote Speakers Announced!

Our Saturday and Sunday speakers are announced! Select Program, then Keynote Speakers, on the menu bar."

Book hotel room by September 22nd!

Our block of rooms is only held until September 22nd. To guarantee our special rate, book now, while they last. Select Lodging & Dining on the menu bar."

Tech Day Announced!

This exciting day will help pump up your creativity for imagining scenery for every space and budget! For more information, click the link under "Program."

2016 Conference

Our 71st year!

Registration is open! Make hotel reservations now!


Friday, October 7th, 2016

Making Magic Tech Day Option, beginning at 10:00 am, until 4:00 pm

3:00 pm Hotel Check-In Begins

Hotel Check-in, Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood

3:00 pm Conference Check-In Begins
El Portal Theatre Lobby

4:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up Begins

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm • Welcome Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm  • WELCOME TO CONFERENCE–We begin making magic!
President’s Welcome, Conference Overview

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm • Exhibitors’ Reception

10:00 pm • Performance: Quarters & June at CSz LA

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

8:00 am Conference Registration Continues
El Portal Lobby

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
Breakfast at Holiday Inn

Exhibits Open Today until 4:00 pm
On stage at El Portal

8:45 am – 10:15 am Conference Overview, Business Meeting and CETA Awards: Rani Goyal, Administrator Award and Lisa Sandoval, Outstanding Theatre Educator Award
El Portal Mainstage

10: 30 am – 12:00 pm •  Workshop Session #1

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  •  OPEN SPACE Lunch #1 (on your own)
**Sign up for Open Space 1 & 2 Topics at Registration
Everything at the conference is easily walk-able. There are more than twenty restaurants at all price points within two blocks. For more information on local dining, click here.

Check out our Exhibitors, sign up for theatre tickets for tonight and get your “Passport to Theatre” signed by Exhibitors.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm •  Workshop Session #2

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm • Workshop #3

5:15 pm • Exhibitor Drawing
El Portal Mainstage

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  • TADA Celebration! CETA AWARD: Senator Ben Allen, Outstanding Contribution to Educational Theatre
El Portal Mainstage

8:00 pm • Saturday Night-on-the-Town!
Enjoy complimentary tickets at a variety of local theatres, some within walking distance. Sign up for tickets at registration! For a listing of theatres just minutes from our conference site, click here.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Holiday Inn Express

8:30 am – 10:30 am • GENERAL SESSION #1: Addressing Issues of Diversity, and Equity & Access. PLUS CETA AWARD: East LA Classic Theatre, MULTICULTURAL AWARD

Presented by Keynote Speaker Tony Plana, with special guest Jack Mitchell, California Department of Education

10:45am – 12:00 pm  • GENERAL SESSION #2: The Public School Classroom–How to Become Socially Accepting and Legally Compliant

Facilitator, Anthony Eftimeo of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)

Panelists: Shannon Amabile, Judy Chiasson PhD, Steven Llanusa

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm • OPEN SPACE Lunch #2 (on your own)
There are 20 restaurants within 2 blocks at all price points.

1:15pm – 2:45pm Diversity Practicum – Taking Back to Your Classroom
2 different workshops, reflecting the morning’s sessions

From the Reconnaissance Project: Indigenous Storyboard • Raul Cardano
CSz LA Theatre

GLSEN Workshop: Mindfulness in the Classroom
Raven Playhouse

3:00 pm • Conference closes